The house on the site where remains were found of 29 victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been sold.
The house is not the one where Gacy lived during his notorious murder spree and where the remains were found. That house was demolished in the wake of the police investigation of the site in late 1978 and early 1979. Gacy’s family lost ownership of the site, on Summerdale Avenue in Norwood Park Township, in a sheriff’s sale for unpaid taxes in 1984.
The current house sold April 16 for $395,000. It was listed in August 2019 with an asking price of $489,000.
Before the April sale, the Summerdale Avenue house was owned by a trust that concealed the owners’ names. Hilmija Suljic is identified in tax records as the current taxpayer and occupant of the three-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot house, but the Cook County Recorder of Deeds has not yet registered a change in ownership on the site.
Suljic’s brother and partner in the plumbing company H&E Plumbing, Eddie Suljic, confirmed that Hilmija Suljic bought the house.
Asked what his brother thought of the Gacy connection, Eddie Suljic said, “he didn’t know about it until recently.”