The Investigation Discovery documentary about the Oakland County Child Murders Children of the Snow, which first aired in February this year on the ID channel, will air on Hulu beginning October 1. This will be a way to reach a larger audience perhaps. We all know all it takes is one person to come forward and tell the truth for a case to be blown wide open.
Thank you to a reader who pointed me to yet another podcast about the OCCK case. This one is quite good. Check out the two-part series on Crime Junkies, https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/conspiracy-north-fox-island-the-oakland-county-child-killer-part-1/ and https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/conspiracy-north-fox-island-the-oakland-county-child-killer-part-2/. The other excellent podcast on this case is the long form podcast Don’t Talk to Strangers, by Nina Innsted. https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/dont-talk-to-strangers-nina-innsted-MFEovfjK9Q7/ I’ve mentioned Nina’s podcast numerous times.
Both of these podcasts stand in stark contrast to the recitation of Wikipedia “facts” and the “if you wanted the fucking facts, go somewhere else” approach of some other crime podcasts dealing with this case. Bigger picture, which really helps. Say what you want about Fox Island and any intersection with the OCCK, it is fairly obvious that the approach to Fox Island allowed many criminals to go free and to continue to victimize children and at a minimum affected how the OCCK case was investigated. Police, prosecutors and judges in Michigan preferred the head-in-the-sand approach and giving rich people a Get Out of Jail Free card. Children were simply collateral damage, even if they ended up in the morgue. Oops. Should have taken some of those other complaints seriously and moved on them more quickly and publicly I guess. I will give them this; their approach gave them almost 35 years of cover. And they still might win in the end.
As I listened to Crime Junkies today I was again struck again by the perverseness of the failures of the legal system when it came to Frank Shelden and his cronies and to Chris Busch and his family. Relatives of these men who benefitted by way of inheritance from these monsters should be making charitable donations to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the name of all Michigan children living and dead. Or maybe in the names of the honest cops who got fucked over by the old guard of the MSP and Brooks Patterson and Dick Thompson (who thought they knew better than everyone how to make this all go away). Not guilt by association mind you, but Karma seems especially important here if you ask me.
People still express interest in the DVDs prepared by my Dad called Decades of Deceit. Dissemination has always been cumbersome and my attempts to deal with that have not worked out very well. I will point out that the DVDs are now five years old, for what that’s worth. We need to get them up on Youtube. I am still trying to get many of the FOIA documents accessible online as well. Wish me luck. As is the case with shit that is painful, everyone moves at their own pace. My suggestions can’t really be turned into demands given the circumstances.