About this day: 22 December
22 December 1978: John Wayne Gacy admits to 30 dead as he is arrested
In May, Gacy viciously raped and tortured Jeffrey Ringall but inexplicably, he let him live and left him in a local park. Ringall laid sexual assault charges against him. Then, a 15-year-old Robert Piest went missing after going for a job interview with Gacy and a police check revealed a previous sodomy conviction against a 15-year-old boy.
The police arrest Gacy and Piest is among the 30 dead to which he confesses. Ringall may not have felt like it at the time, but he had been extremely lucky... Read the full John Wayne Gacy Crime File