Deadly Legacy

Project Details

  • Executive Producer: Mark Lewis
  • Supervising Producer: Simon Mills
  • Director: Crispin Reece
  • Story Producer: Olive King
  • DoP’s: Mark Molesworth & Chris Titus King
  • Editors: Tom Parsons & Bjorn Johnson
  • Investigation Discovery
  • December 2018

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In 2011, Detective Sergeant Jason Moran from the Sheriff’s Department of Cook County Illinois, reopened the case of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, ‘The Killer Clown’ John Wayne Gacy. Although Gacy was convicted of 33 murders and killed by lethal injection in 1994, unbelievably, EIGHT of his victims remain unidentified.

Today, 40 years after the discovery of the crawlspace under Gacy’s Chicago home, where he buried most of his victims, Detective Moran knows time is running out to identify the remaining unnamed victims of this sadistic killer.

Using truly revelatory testimony, months of unparalleled behind-the-scenes access to Moran’s investigation, dramatic reconstruction and never-seen-before archive, this 3-part series for ID will follow Detective Moran as he makes the most mind-blowing breakthroughs, to identify the forgotten victims of John Wayne Gacy.