March 28, 1977Posted: March 28, 2018
I am taking you down Memory Lane again so you can see for yourself (or remember), just how heinous these crimes were and how outrageous the response from Oakland County and the Michigan State Police has been over the decades. Today, take a look at how the focus was on the blue Gremlin (right, Richard Thompson?!). There are many, many more examples. I have posted before about the LeMans that was seen by witnesses at Jill and Tim’s crime scenes, and about the bumper impressions left where Kris’ body was found. You never heard anybody talking about that, save for the one lone press release from the MSP in the fall of 1977 which was inaccurate (wrong car) and incomplete. I would argue purposefully so.
Consider also the anonymous information I received relatively recently about GM cars back in the day.
Because the bar has been raised in this case so that only DNA evidence can “solve” it, none of the rest of this matters. DNA evidence in a case where when it occurred, DNA was just three letters in the alphabet, not an evidentiary avenue. DNA in a case where the evidence appears to have been mishandled, misfiled and degraded. In a case police said early and often there was “no evidence,” and the killer was methodical and careful. In a case where, I am told, the files have been used over the decades in MSP Post Training. Law enforcement still owes the public an explanation of how the past 41 years have been spent. If they won’t give it, others are willing to make the case to the public. I would think they would want to get out in front of this. The rest of this does matter, in spite of your DNA and “open case” covers. The truth matters, as I hope you and others will find out.