St. Paul Teen ID’ed as John Wayne Gacy Victim 20 Jul 17

CHICAGO (AP) — A Minnesota woman says she’s glad to finally know where her brother is after Illinois authorities identified him as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Sixty-one-year-old Lorie Sisterman of North St. Paul said Wednesday that detectives came to her home and let her family know that “victim No. 24 is our brother.” He was identified through DNA.

Sixteen-year-old James Byron Haakenson of St. Paul disappeared in 1976. Sisterman said he called their mother to let them know he was in Chicago. She says her family filed a missing person’s report. And when bodies were found in a crawl space of Gacy’s Chicago-area home in 1978, the family told authorities Haakenson might be a victim.

Sisterman says the family plans to go to Chicago to put Haakenson’s name and dates of birth and death on his grave.