Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gacy Victim An Uptown Resident

Sadly, there's an Uptown connection to the story today about a John Gacy victim being identified.

Thanks to DNA, one of eight previously unidentified bodies found in Gacy's home in Norwood Park was identified as William George Bundy, and he lived in Buena Park.

According to the Sun-Times, Mr. Bundy -- who disappeared in 1976 -- was last seen leaving his home in the 4100 block of Clarendon.  He had attended Senn High School.

According to his Senn student ID card, shown briefly on the news, Mr. Bundy lived at 716 W Buena.  His birthday was 10/22/1957, so he would have been 54 today.  May he rest in peace.


  1. Looks like Gacy still is making headlines from the grave.
    Gacy leave those boys alone.
    Lets hope all the others get identified to finally put them to rest.

  2. Creepy. Almost as creepy as Tom Dart's infatuation with dead people.

  3. Media, there is nothing creepy about Tom Dart's wanting to bring some closure to some long suffering family members. Why the knock on Tom Dart and the 'creepy' claim that he is infatuated with dead people? Isn't this a part of the job he is being paid to do? Positively identifying murder victims? Would you prefer family members continue to suffer to the extent that they have? Not that knowing their loved one's fate removes all the pain, but it is clear from the family's reaction that it brought some relief.

  4. Sean,

    I don't completely disagree with your position, it has merit, but I just find Tom Dart creepy. I also find that he uses heart-wrenching stories to further his career. SCREW THE ACTUAL FACTS! I hate that.

    This is a guy who decided he had the power to completely disregard court orders regarding evictions. THat REALLY bothers me.

    And I am not a hater!

  5. Besides the humanitarian reasons for identifying the unknown victims, it also goes under the heading of closing open files. That's something I want in a sheriff ... efficiency. County has fewer cold cases, family doesn't have to wonder what happened for another 35 years, and if Dart looks good in the process, well, it doesn't negate the other positive aspects of having this boy's remains finally identified. Poor kid. I hope he rests in peace, and his now middle-aged siblings can finally visit their brother's grave.

  6. I don't know media, you claim you aren't a hater but you seem irrational in your view of Dart. The guy was trying to identify murder victims, I think most people would see that as doing what the tax payers are paying him to do, you see it as creepy infatuation with dead people. You claim he uses heart wrenching stories to further his career, well where is the evidence for that? I think Dart has been in the same career position for quite some time now and I don't think he can go any higher in the sheriff's office. And he hasn't sought any other office despite others who tried to recruit him to run for county board president and then mayor before Rham got into it, so I am not sure how you see him trying to further his career. And I am not sure how he has 'screwed the actual facts'. You can disagree with his position on not evicting people, that is fair, but I like that he has a heart and sought to delay making people homeless while they tried to restructure their house payments. I get it you find him creepy, you just might want to think a bit more critically and objectively about why that is if you are not a hater.

  7. Sean,

    I am glad you are a fan of Tom Dart. I am sure he is a nice guy, but I don't like some of the things he does. Maybe you are right on the 'infatuation with dead people' comment, I was kind of joking by that statement.

    The whole eviction story really made me angry, I don't want to get into here.

    Further, (As I tried to post earlier) I meant no disrespect to the victim or the families.

  8. My understanding was that the evictions he didn't carry out were innocent renters who had no idea or notice that their landlords were in trouble with their banks. I thought that was a cool thing to do.

  9. dl,

    I really doubt if that is true. Even if it was, Dart has no right to violate a court order.

  10. You appear to be much more a "Tom Dart Critic" than a "Media Critic."

    Sheriff Dart succeeded in his original goal of protecting innocent tenants, and foreclosure evictions will now include these provisions

    And as far as what this thread is really about, a family can now have closure.