With L. Brooks Patterson’s death, this leaves only Richard “No Deals/Blue Gremlin!” Thompson as the only one left of the four men pulling the strings in the Oakland County Child Killer investigation back in the day. Captain Robert Robertson of the Michigan State Police, who headed the task force, and his #2, Joseph Krease, are long gone. From the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office back in the day, Patterson’s #2, Dick Thompson is still alive. Thompson apparently works for the St. Thomas More Foundation in his retirement, working on behalf of the unborn. Too bad he and Patterson allowed so much victimization of living children and teens in Oakland County under their watch.
Robertson, Krease, Patterson, Berkley Det/Sgt. Ray Anger–all dead. Even those with the power, influence and money, including Patterson, H. Lee Busch and Chris Busch, end up dust. Still alive, with possible knowledge or suspicions concerning these crimes and/or cover-up: Thompson, James Vincent Gunnels, Charles Busch, Larry Wasser, Ted Lamborgine, Arch Sloan, among others.
Never, not once, did Patterson or anyone from his office call my parents in the wake of my brother’s murder to say that they would never give up, they would stay in touch, they would work tirelessly on behalf of Tim, Kris, Jill and Mark. Not in the wake of Tim’s murder, not in the years afterward. Not when they went to Recluse, Wyoming to dig up that piece of shit David Norberg for DNA in the early-1990’s. THEY NEVER TALKED TO MY PARENTS. Frankly, I’m sure they thought “why bother.” They knew WTF went down and had their own way of shutting it all down. But I am quite confident they took H. Lee Busch’s phone calls over the years.
I wouldn’t have much to say, either, if I let Chris Busch and Greg Green walk a month before my brother wound up face down on Gill Road with his skate board dumped next to his lifeless body.