(CBS) — The investigation into the unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has led to a break in a cold case in San Francisco, after DNA evidence confirmed a 1979 murder victim there was a teenage runaway from Chicago.
WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports San Francisco homicide investigators have reopened that case, now that they know the victim was Andy Drath, whose sister submitted her DNA in 2011, thinking her brother might have been killed by Gacy.
Willa Wertheimer, who’s 51 now, remembers the last time she saw her older brother Andy Drath.
“I was about 13 or 14,” Wertheimer said. “I didn’t memorize what age I was, because I didn’t know that was the last time I was going to see him. He was so tall. And then that was it.”