James Vincent (Vince) Gunnels

Next up to bat is James Vincent (Vince) Gunnels.  In March 1977 he was 15 ½ years old.  He had the misfortune of meeting Chris Busch through his next door neighbors in Flint—Chris Busch’s nephews, who were around the same age.  Busch pled guilty to CSC charges filed against him on Gunnel’s behalf.  Truth be told, Busch victimized not only Gunnels, but also his two nephews.  I told you he was an unrepentant, conscience-less pedophile. Gunnels, unlike Busch and Green, is still living.  To bone up on Gunnels’ connection to this case, check out the following links:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/EXCLUSIVE-New-Person-Identified-In-Oakland-County-Child-Killer-Case/-/1719418/1792214/-/k1owfi/-/index.html

http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/kalamazoo_and_battle_creek/Kzoo-man-tied-to-1970s-serial-killings

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/investigations/Oakland-County-Child-Killer-suspect-speaks-face-to-face-with-victim-s-family/-/1719314/9141756/-/umisfd/-/index.html

It will take me some time to pull together all of the information I have on Mr. Gunnels.  In the meantime, consider this:  When interviewed by police on March 6, 2008, Gunnels said that during the mid-1970s, Chris Busch’s mother (Elsie Busch), “pulled up to him in a limousine in his neighborhood in Flint, and offered him money not to say anything to the police or testify against her son Chris.  [Gunnels] told us that he and his [younger] brother just ran home.”  (FOIA Document 01220.)

On deck:  John McKinney, the owner of a Birmingham art gallery who was beaten and murdered in his gallery in September 1977.  He was also an ordained minister with the Christian Temple Association, a nondenominational religious and philanthropic organization in Pontiac, MI.  Here’s something one of my brothers remembers:  The cops are quoted in The Birmingham Eccentric in the wake of McKinney’s murder stating that it “had nothing to do with the Oakland County Child Killings.”  On what basis were they able to make that assertion so quickly?  And why say it at all?


4 Comments on “James Vincent (Vince) Gunnels”

  1. Lilly Elizabeth says:

    On deck: John McKinney, the owner of a Birmingham art gallery who was beaten and murdered in his gallery in September 1977. He was also an ordained minister with the Christian Temple Association, a nondenominational religious and philanthropic organization in Pontiac, MI. Here’s something one of my brothers remembers:

    The cops are quoted in The Birmingham Eccentric in the wake of McKinney’s murder stating that it “had nothing to do with the Oakland County Child Killings.” On what basis were they able to make that assertion so quickly? And why say it at all?

    Very simply put: If the powers-that-be deny something – anything in this case; you can be sure that the exact opposite is absolutely true.

  2. Tina says:

    He’s currently in prison. Earliest release date is 2019. I wonder if he would give up information if he was offered a deal. Ted Lamborgine was offered a deal!

    • cathybroad says:

      He won’t talk. The police didn’t even talk to his younger brother. No one will talk now. All liars, even in LE. Are you going to be THAT GUY??? The one who knew and kept his fucking mouth shut and let other kids die? After a number of men in Oakland County were offed back in the day? While L. Brooks and Richard Thompson are still alive? When the MSP and the FBI want this on lockdown? No way. All cowards. These kids’ deaths and the torture they endured during the last days of their lives are on all of you. Continue to live your pathetic, inexcusable lives.

      • cathybroad says:

        He is a petty criminal that knocks down old ladies to steal their purses so he can get drug money. Why does he need drugs? Chris Busch and Greg Green. How about that, Charles Busch? You and your fucking family. Think about ALL THE BOYS and GIRLS who are now adults who were victimized by Busch and Green and who have had to self-medicate and/or simply struggle like hell their entire lives because of YOUR BROTHER and his pal, Greg the animal Green. While Busch’s parents died in their early 90’s, probably having drinks every single evening on the decks of one of their many homes during the decades post-Chris Busch. While you, Charles, kept your own son safe and all of your family kept your fucking mouths shut. You are awful people. And so is everyone who protected you and your son. Including those in authority. Especially you. You are worse than the family. You had a duty to society and you chose yourself over that. Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office under L. Brooks Patterson, Michigan State Police (maybe up until the past year or two), Berkley PD, FBI (to the current day). I ask the Universe every day that you will be exposed. Exposed, regardless of your continuing lies. And Oakland County residents–wake up, for god’s sake. Don’t ignore the past–it will inform your future.


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