CHICAGO (AP) — Serial killer John Wayne Gacy's case has helped authorities solve another slaying — one he didn't commit.
Investigators have identified the remains found in a forest preserve in 2008 as those of 22-year-old Edward Beaudion (boh-DWAN') of Chicago. They also say they know the identity of his now-deceased killer.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office is scheduled to announce the findings Wednesday — the result of an ongoing effort to name several unidentified Gacy victims.
Authorities believe Missouri resident Jerry Jackson killed Beaudion in 1978. But without a body at the time, they never charged him. Jackson died last year at age 62.
Beaudion was identified after his relatives came forward to submit DNA samples as part of the effort to identify several of Gacy's 1970s victims.