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Jesus Malverde

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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 02:48 PM Dec 2013

Man feared to be Gacy victim found alive in Montana after 41 years

The Hutton family may spend their first holiday season together in 41 years after Robert Hutton, whose family feared he might have been a victim of John Wayne Gacy, was reunited with his father and sister through an investigation to identify the serial killer’s unnamed victims, the Cook County sheriff’s office announced Thursday.

The sheriff’s office traced a man named Robert Hutton to Colorado but found he’d moved to rural Stevensville, Mont. In April, investigators confirmed it was the same Hutton who disappeared in 1972, Moran said.

“I sensed a little bit of regret when I was speaking to him,” Moran said. “He said he just got caught up in the ’70s lifestyle, and after years went by he became embarrassed he hadn’t had contact with his family and that made it easier to dismiss them,” Moran said.

Hutton said he tried to contact his family in the ’80s and ’90s but had trouble tracking them down, Moran said.

Hutton’s family was “ecstatic” to find him, Dart said. Hutton first reunited with his father in June and has visited him at his home in Washington state several times, Moran said.

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