Here’s a trailer for a series on the Oakland County Child Killings coming up on Channel 4 in the Detroit area:
Don’t forget about Nina Innsted’s podcast, Don’t Talk to Strangers, which continues to examine nine child murders in Oakland County, Michigan, between January 1, 1976 and March 16, 1977, including the four linked to the OCCK.
J. Reuben Appelman, author of The Kill Jar, Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer, recently wrote an article for Medium called “What Victims Leave Behind,” (December 21, 2018, True Crime) about thinking outside of the box in these decades’ old cases. I can’t get the link to stick here, probably because Medium is a membership site. Google the above terms and check it out.
In the near future:
Other important projects will hopefully follow. Journalists, podcasters and authors are opening the discussion since law enforcement refuses. To my knowledge, and unlike other podcasts I’ve listened to and shows I have watched, law enforcement has not provided a tip line or asked the public for help in these cases in any of these endeavors. I receive a large number of pretty freaky emails with potential suspects. The problem is, I don’t have police powers. And as we have seen time and again, the sun, the moon and the stars have to line up just so for your tip to be taken seriously. But maybe these child victims will find some kind of voice in these projects. “Open case” isn’t going to fly well any more. I believe a number of people know who participated in these crimes. And more knew, but have since died. I hope that not only are the monsters involved in these crimes exposed, but also the people who knew and kept their mouths shut. May these projects shake something loose that can make a difference.