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Old 10-27-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Harold Wayne Lovell: Man not a John Wayne Gacy victim - chicagotribune.com

Check it out. The family of Harold Wayne Lovell was all on tenterhooks because of a recent decision to do DNA testing on Gacy's unidentified victims; they felt sure he was in that crawlspace. Well, they just found out he's been living it up in Florida all this time and just never called. In 34 years.

Of course, like Gacy, Williams, and Henley, the guy has "Wayne" in his name, so stay tuned -- he may yet turn out to be a serial killer himself.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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I lived in Chicago when John Wayne Gacy was exposed. It was absolutely shocking. But I think the police sort of attributed all missing young men and kids to JW.

Creepy.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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That was an interesting story, thanks for the link.

I did find it interesting how the family was able to welcome him back with open arms after leaving them in the lurch for so long.

I suppose after finding out he wasn't murdered by JWG all the anger that may have been there melted away.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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That was an interesting story, thanks for the link.

I did find it interesting how the family was able to welcome him back with open arms after leaving them in the lurch for so long.

I suppose after finding out he wasn't murdered by JWG all the anger that may have been there melted away.
Unfortunately his mother never found out her son was alive.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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I really sort of hope they told him off, THEN welcomed him with open arms. My best friend's sister was missing from 1974 to, I think, 2003 -- then she finally called "to see if anyone was dead yet."
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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Wow...you're kinda harsh on the guy.
He by all accounts didn't get along with his family so he left.
Thru other articles, he wasn't "living it up". He was moving from job to job.
As far as we know he had no knowledge that his family thought that Gacy murdered him.
Why should he contact a family that he felt didn't want him?
He didn't hide, he just attempted to make a life for himself.

I'm just glad the siblings are reunited and I hope it ends well for everyone involved.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Chances are it was just one person in the family he really had a problem with, and all the others were left hanging, too. And when you're 19, "moving from job to job" in Florida EQUALS "living it up." It is sad that he never got his feet under him in all this time.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Chances are it was just one person in the family he really had a problem with, and all the others were left hanging, too. And when you're 19, "moving from job to job" in Florida EQUALS "living it up." It is sad that he never got his feet under him in all this time.
Looks like he was still "living it up" getting arrested in 2006 ... his nephew found him on the website Mugshots.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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For some people, the "flaming youth" era never really ends.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:30 AM
 
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According to an interview I saw on tv with the sister, the guy did visit the old house where they lived. But they have moved. And he tried to locate them but could not. He had had a falling out with the mother I guess.

Hey, I have relatives like this, who have no use for their family members who resist and do not reciprocate all communication and do not bother to keep in contact with us. They could disappear off the face of the earth and we would never know.

Obviously his family was still attached to him emotionally.
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