John Wayne Gacy Case: Search for Victims Solves Unrelated Cold Case

DNA testing identifies the exhumed remains of Daniel Raymond Noe, who disappeared in 1978.
3:00 | 09/21/12

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He was still a kid really preparing to get on with his life after spending time in Washington State as a -- and labor and getting into the great outdoors regularly. But 21 year old Daniel know -- told his father in -- September 30 1978 phone call that he was coming home. No one ever saw him again. The fact he attended northwestern he was going through an area cases have been known to try to grab people. It was that the timeframe Cook County sheriff Tom guards call in 2010 into the family of young white male who went missing in the 1970s where -- contact his office which was heard -- -- always gave their time in the I've never given up -- -- -- -- And now provided we -- had DNA samples. The sheriff looked for a DNA match with unidentified remains of seven gacy victims that came up empty. But there wasn't hit on unidentified remains that had been found by hikers on a steep slope of Utah's Mount Olympus in 2010. DNA now gathered on numbness national missing and unidentified persons system. It appears that he decided to as a diversion to go hiking there. And friendly to drop them off the two more avid hikers and apparently at some point with no evidence of any -- play. He died on -- mom back in 1978. You -- and detectives Jason Moran travel to Washington Illinois this week to break -- to Daniel's parents are now 87 and 88 -- Thursday -- -- the strangeness of we -- Everything ended up as far as. Where -- son you know passed away that was a little bit different but they were. Complete -- in there was almost a sense of serenity and the bittersweet nature of that resolution left a mark -- detective friend who was instrumental. An unraveling the case of false. Proper burial -- -- seven. People say that he died doing something that was. You know and an -- like -- -- was. It was a very good for the family.

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