IL IL - Dermot Kelly, 16, Oglesby, Jan 1972

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  1. Ozoner

    Ozoner Well-Known Member

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    A couple of additional thoughts:

    I think he took off his jacket so he could more easily line up a shot to the heart.

    I think he took off his boots as a final act of defiance against his father, who had told him to wear warm boots.
     
  2. Satch

    Satch Well-Known Member

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    Update!

    I MAY have found at least one other picture of Dermot from his school years online. A Saint Bede Academy 1971 yearbook. If you go to this page here:

    http://www.classmates.com/yearbooks...=1971&city=peru&state=il&searchScope=yearbook

    Dermot's name is listed twice. One is a class picture, but it's so blurry I can't get to it. The first one says a partial list, seemingly saying "Dermot Kelly.....working on an economics assignment." If you click on the picture, I was able to blow it up with photo editing software and it seems to be him.

    I have always been fascinated and saddened by Dermot's case, we finally might have a picture of him other than his sad-faced missing photo. I am about 70% sure that it is him. Somebody would have to buy the yearbook to know for sure. Everything about him is so rare that we finally might have something new.

    I have added the image.

    Satch
     

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  3. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Bumping.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3dmil.html
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    age-progressed to 60 yrs at right.
     

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  4. QuartzDice

    QuartzDice New Member

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    Is it just me? Or is the resemblance uncanny?

    (The article about the 2 newly released renderings of unidentified John Wayne Gacy victims showed up on my feed. It is only a day or two old and was posted in July of 2018)
     

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    Wow that’s an amazing resemblance
     
  6. Satch

    Satch Well-Known Member

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    I am not getting that same vibe at all. There was a case of a serial killer whom I can't remember, but he was shot in August of 1973, and there is a picture of a young man handcuffed to a bed who's hair looked EACTLY like Dermot's. I got chills looking at that photo. Someone can maybe help with this information, I don't think that it is Dermot. And I think that the youth in the photo remains UID.

    I can say with 100% certainty that Dermot was not a Gacy victim. Dermot left an ultra-conservative homelike, run by an abusive and hot-tempered gun-ho military father, because as a free-spirited, philosopher, Hippie-Movement follower, likely anti-war activist, and liberal thinker, his views constantly clashed with his domineering father.

    I believe that the "Medical Treatment" that Dermot received in Chicago, ninety miles from Oglesby, was "Corrective Conforming Behavior" at his father's demands. These kids were often given drugs or shock treatments to conform to a parent's way of thinking. Look up "Mind Control Behavior" It was very controversial.

    This broke Dermot down to the point of no return. He said his goodbyes in saying "I intend to make a new life on my own and do it completely on my own." to distance himself from the family. Mentioning going out to do target shooting, was a ploy so that he could not be followed. Not that his Dad would care. Dermot was a rebel to him anyway.

    I believe that to find peace, Dermot choose to commit suicide and to kill himself at the river so that his body would not be found, by taking off his clothes to reduce the weight from his jacket and boots. He walked out to the river bank, took off his jacket and boots. (To get a clear shot to his heart.) He shot himself in the chest, pushing himself into the water after he fired, as the gun sank below. The scope coming loose because of the current.

    By the time the divers and search teams had been brought in to help find Dermot, he had long been swept away. They stopped searching before the end of the week when a barge had gone through, destroying any chance of finding any additional evidence. Dermot Kelly has been in the river since that January 30, 1972 afternoon to early evening. Sadly, I believe he died that day.

    Satch
     
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    namstache Well-Known Member

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    Dermot has been officially excluded as being Gacy victim John Doe 10
     
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    Savemecastiel Well-Known Member

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  9. LucyOso

    LucyOso Verified Registered Nurse

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    Yes, I believe we talked about that possibility years ago. They did look a like. Thanks for the update.
     
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