John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise on Peacock
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Peacock’s New Docu-Series Teases Theory Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy Didn’t Act Alone

Peacock has released a trailer for their new docu-series, John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise. The new show takes a closer look at the many dark crimes of John Wayne Gacy, In fact, the footage questions whether the whole truth surrounding the serial killings has been revealed. The series questions if there is more to the story.  Was there someone else involved in the murders besides Gacy?

Peacock docu-series John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise

The new docu-series comes from the NBC Universal streaming service, Peacock. In the trailer, we see various news reporters interviewed about the horrendous crimes. One is a news reporter and anchor, Larry Potash. He says he traveled to Chicago in 1994 when he was the news reporter for the morning show. Potash admits he never imagined the “twists and turns of a story like this,” that remain unresolved after all these years.

According to the news reporter, the Gacy case is a story with 50 stories within it. He says it has “all these different branches” and that surprisingly, they sometimes end up crossing.

Potash isn’t alone in believing there are unanswered questions surrounding the serial murders. Journalist Alison True of Chicago also speaks of the case. In the trailer, she says she was around 17 when Gacy was arrested. At the time, she lived in a Chicago suburb and everyone in the city knew about it. However, True says, years later, she has started looking into the case. The more Alison learns about it, the more convinced she is that what everyone thought they knew was not the whole story.

About the notorious serial killer

John Wayne Gacy was convicted in the 1970s for the assault and murder of at least 33 young men and boys. The crimes were particularly shocking for the community at the time. This was especially so, as he was known as dressing as a clown to entertain children.

Karen Conti, Gacy’s death row attorney, says there has been past and present speculation that others may have participated in some of the crimes. Conti says Gacy always said he didn’t kill all the boys. She said the serial killer himself alluded to the idea that there could have been a bigger picture. Conti continued, saying there may have been a snuff film operation. However, Conti said that Gacy never gave her names or confirmed the theory. As noted by E! Online, however, she says he did allude to a possible snuff film operation.

John Wayne Gacy died at the age of 52 by lethal injection in May 1994. Readers can watch the trailer for John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise in the video below.

The new docu-series, John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise, will drop on Peacock on March 25.

Anne Sewell

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