Gacy victim ID'd as man, 19, who vanished in 1976

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FILE - This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced that his office has identified a previously unknown victim of  Gacy as 19-year-old William George Bundy. It came nearly seven weeks after his office sought the DNA of relatives of people who disappeared in the 1970s to look for matches with the remains of eight young men who were never identified. Gacy was convicted of murdering 33 young men between 1972 and 1978. He buried most of the bodies in a crawl space under his home. (AP Photo/File)
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FILE - This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, Cook County …

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois investigators have identified the remains of one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's victims as that of a 19-year-old Chicago man.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Tuesday that DNA testing matched one of eight previously unidentified sets of remains belonging to Gacy's victims to William George Bundy.

Dart says Bundy's brother and sister submitted DNA samples after the sheriff's office called on the relatives of people who disappeared in the area in the 1970s to come forward.

Bundy disappeared in 1976 and he worked in construction, like many of Gacy's victims. Bundy's sister, Laura O'Leary, says she always suspected Gacy killed her brother.

Gacy was convicted of murdering 33 young men from 1972 through 1978. He buried most of the bodies in a crawl space under his home.

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