IL IL - William 'Billy' DeSousa, 10, Chicago, 20 June 1972

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  1. alexmia

    alexmia New Member

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    Apache6f1--in post #6 above, poster mjl1962 has a link to a timeline of Pierce's crimes. Apparently he confessed to killing Billy--but I'm not sure if this was ever proven to be true.
     
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    scriptgirl Active Member

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    Kline, this is so reminiscent of Lonnie's case, it's scary.
     
  3. ftse59

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    It was said that Pierce confessed to the killing while incarcerated in March 1981 for many other similiar type murders of other young people. To me there was a great possibility he was telling the truth because he not only told them Billy SeSousa's name he also worked at that Topps carnival at 79th & Cicero where he disappeared & was kidnapped from. This guy had sickly molested & killed so many kids i dont know how many there have been but they go all the wat back to the 50's. He died in 1999 from the piece i read on the internet. Here's The link:

    http://murderpedia.org/male.P/p/pierce-charles.htm

    People brought this case up recently in a Facebook group & since i remember it well & had a very close friend that knew him from his neighborhood i found this page. Someone who knew me on Facebook said that someone he closely knew or was related to is the one who's dog found the remains. What a sad story and a even more horrific emding. He was missing for a few years as he disappeared on 6/20/71 & they found his remains sometime in 1975. Those 4 years must have been hell for that family and i can't even imagine how they felt when they finally found him as they always had a small bit of hope that he would turn up someday but alive. I think it was hard to tell when exactaly he died as i couldnt find that info but this article from Chicago Tribune Feb 1975 said they were trying to figure that out:
    Seems like yesterday and i was really surprised it was 1975. To me i thought it was in the 80's when they found him as it didnt seem that long ago.

    http://archives.chicagotribune.com/...agic-ending-to-search-boys-skeleton-is-found/

    Billy DeSousa, God rest his soul.
     
  4. Gunther Toody

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    I just stumbled onto this page while looking for something else.
    I am also from Chicago South Side, know this area well and vaguely remember this case.

    If Billy went to the carnival at an off time, its very possible that he encountered a carney worker who may have befriended him and ultimately harmed him. Carnivals are notorious for having workers that are just a shade above the law and many who are below it. I imagine that the police thoroughly vetted all the workers but it still remains the most likely scenario in my opinion.
     
  5. Andys_Friend

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    I am researching Billy's case. I'm a documentary filmmaker and the childhood friend of Andy Puglisi. I would love to talk with you - hoping you will still get this. I know it has been many years. Thank you!
     
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    I can't find the FB group. Is it still around? Trying to locate people that knew Billy. Thank you!
     
  7. Cscorzo

    Cscorzo New Member

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    I graduated with Billy’s brother from St. Bede. I believe he is on fb. You might want to try that for a start. However- if family doesn’t want to participate ....I hope you respect that. I spent 8 years in school with his brother- and didn’t learn of this until I was an adult. As others have mentioned in the area- this case was never discussed.
     
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