Thursday, October 18, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 18

Oct. 18, 1977 – Originally from Cloquet, University of Minnesota architectural student Russell Nelson disappeared on this date while on a trip to Chicago with a friend to look at skyscrapers.

Russell Nelson1

Nelson’s body was one of 29 victims found in 1978 buried on John Wayne “Gacy’s property in unincorporated Norwood Park Township.”


John Wayne Gacy

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