James Vincent Gunnels, ReduxPosted: March 26, 2013
The Oakland County Prosecutor recently responded to my Dad’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents provided to two media outlets in response to their FOIA requests (including the FOIA requests themselves). This time she did not object, necessitating yet another trip to court. After all, they provided this information to the media, so there was no way to make a strained argument that the father of a victim could not receive these same documents. Most of them are documents we have already seen in the MSP files, however, the OCP wasn’t as heavy with the black magic marker. They are basically un-redacted. This gets interesting with the report on Vince Gunnels’ second polygraph (another post). For now, consider this supplemental report by Jr. Brandenburg of the Montmorency Sheriff Department dated March 3, 1977. This explains, among other things, why on March 19, 1977, the party store owner up north knew Chris Busch should not have been in the presence of minors, and why she begged police to go check out the cabin at Ess Lake.
Complaint No. 0685-77
Interview with Christopher B. Busch, on 3-3-77 at 2:30 PM. I gave Mr. Busch his Miranda Warnings, I asked him if he would give me a written statement, on the incident at Ess Lake, with James V. Gunnels. Mr. Busch said, I will not give any written statements until I talk to my attorney. All I can say is that I did not use any force on James at the Cabin. Chris stated that he did not have any local boys at Ess Lake at any time. All the boys were from down State. He would not mention any names of them. Busch said he knew Gregory Green, at no time did he bring him to Ess Lake. He said that Green was violent, and had tried to strangle a subj in Flint Michi he believed it was Kenneth Bowman. Busch said the cops have all his movies and photographs, and are holding them. Said he did not have any at the Cabin. Chris stated that his problem started when he was 17 yrs, at a boarding school. His father has had a Cabin on Ess Lake for 12 yrs and he likes it. Chris said he had his first woman at the Cabin two weeks ago.