Mother of boy thought to be Gacy victim hoping new information leads to answers

WGN News has followed the story of a mother who has been searching for her son for 40 years.

Michael Marino was 14 years old when he disappeared in 1976.

He was listed as a victim of John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer who murdered 33 young men and boys.

In 2016, DNA tests showed the body in her son’s grave was not his.

His mother Sherry hopes newly redacted police reports and an age progression photo will help bring her answers.

WGN’s Larry Potash has the story.