Yesterday Joseph DeAngelo, disgraced former police officer, admitted his guilt in the Golden State Killer murders and rapes. The first of 13 murders this man committed was in 1975. He admitted to murdering 13 people and raping 62. https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article243868517.html.
His crime spree is known to have spanned from 1974 to 1986 and occurred in numerous cities and towns in California. The case remained unsolved until 2018.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/24/us/golden-state-killer-one-year-later/index.html. In 2016 the FBI asked for the public’s help in solving these crimes and offered a $50,000 reward. Although the killer/rapist had not struck in decades, the Sacramento DA, Anna Marie Shubert, made finding the suspect in this case a priority. Shubert spearheaded a task force that used DNA evidence from old crime scenes, to try to track him down. Ultimately, the case was solved through the use of genetic genealogy and a free database, GEDmatch. https://catherinebroad.blog/2018/04/.
Many survivors, family members of victims and community residents were present at the hours-long hearing yesterday, held in a converted ballroom to accommodate the crowd and social distancing requirements. Being the coward he is, DeAngelo kept his head down. Described by many of his surviving victims as having a small penis, DeAngelo had muttered to himself after being confronted by the evidence against him after police questioning in 2018: “I did all those things. I’ve destroyed all their lives.” (See Sacramento Bee link above.)
A survivor, family member of two victims and residents of Sacramento spoke with reporters. One man who had been a kid and then a young adult during this killer’s reign of terror said: “We couldn’t go anywhere by ourselves anymore,” and the killer completely changed the way people lived their lives.” A survivor stated: “All of Sacramento was a victim of that man.”
Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney Amy Holliday said: “The family members of murder victims have waited decades for justice. The time for justice stands in front of us now.” The sentencing hearing is expected to take two days and will be dominated by testimony from victims. D.A. Shubert observed that victims in this case were able to turn their pain into power.
The Sacramento Bee observed what an “unbelievable achievement of tenacity and fortitude it was to bring the most notorious rapist/killer in U.S. history to justice more than 40 years after he began ruining countless lives, getting away with it for decades.” Describing DA Shubert as born for this case, https://www.sacbee.com/article243873502.html, she did not succumb to hopelessness in the face of this brutal cold case. “Behind the scenes, Schubert connected prosecutors from different regions to work with each other instead of against each other. She created a new sense of momentum and belief that the case could actually be solved.”
D.A. Shubert told reporters: “This has been a very long journey for justice . . . . This journey of passion and persistence finally led to this day, this day of reckoning.”
Shubert’s approach could be described as the antithesis of the approach to the OCCK case in Oakland County, Michigan over the past four-plus decades. In spite of the numerous agencies and municipalities involved in investigating DeAngelo’s crimes over the decades, Sacramento County D.A. Ann Marie Shubert led a task force that brought DeAngelo to justice.
Where is the leadership in Oakland County? Where has it ever been?
And in this season of primaries, leading into the general election, consider how important your vote is for district/prosecuting attorney. The state of Colorado is the only state in the nation to term-limit prosecutors. As this columnist explains, even the definition of “justice” itself is impacted by who is the top law enforcement official in your community. https://www.denverpost.com/2020/06/26/brauchler-district-attorney-primary-vote/?trk_msg=OTADKEPRKBGKVCM45IVIK16NSG&trk_contact=7RSPA4MNTS486HG4AUUCBNBNF4&trk_sid=5P365U71V3AUGV4GHGOI34NPJC&utm_email=E4635491B564242814C575A2C7&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=https://www.denverpost.com/2020/06/26/brauchler-district-attorney-primary-vote/&utm_campaign=denver-mile-high-roundup&utm_content=manual. So give it some thought before you automatically pick an incumbent.
I am really beginning to think attorney Paul Hughes had the right idea in 2013 when he sued the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Oakland County itself, and the Michigan State Police on behalf of Kristine Michelich’s mother, Debbie Jarvis. https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/04/24/mother-calls-for-justice-in-oakland-county-child-killer-case/. A federal judge dismissed the $100 million lawsuit which was based on conclusions and allegations made by an anonymous source known only as “Bob.” (WTF, Bob?!) https://www.dailytribune.com/news/child-killer-lawsuit-thrown-out/article_38c6896c-0a84-5e37-88e2-8887d8768b9d.html;
Bob, like so many in this case, “sort of” came forward. https://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/2012/10/anonymous_bob_releases_secret.html. We find ourselves hampered by the failure of people who know but fail to do the right thing; by mis and malfeasance by law enforcement over the decades; the silence money can buy; and qualified/governmental immunity. But Debbie Jarvis was right to ask that the case be handed over to the Department of Justice and for very large money damages. Someday we may get to the bottom of why both requests are legitimate and why qualified immunity should not protect those who abused society’s trust in the execution of their jobs.
As people in Oakland County are probably well aware ($$), it is not unheard of to have a prosecutor found personally and professionally liable in a civil lawsuit. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2015/06/01/wendrow-julian-thal-facilitated-communication-oakland-county-dave-gorcyca/28320065/. L. Brooks Patterson is dead, as are Robert Robertson and Joe Krease from the state police, but I believe Oakland County itself and the MSP remain vulnerable in the OCCK case. Their efforts to conceal evidence, tamper with evidence and obstruct justice have afforded them decades of “safety.” My guess is agents at the FBI were involved in intentionally misdirecting and shutting down the OCCK investigation back in the day, but since you can’t even get a goddamn document from the FBI with all of the catastrophic flooding occurring at their document retention facilities, my guess is any action against them would be like driving into a brick wall.
If you know the truth–who was involved, who covered up, who got paid off–come forward and help turn this pain into power. If the evidence in the OCCK case had been properly handled, stored and tested, someone could be doing the genealogical testing that resulted in a “day of reckoning” yesterday in Sacramento. Ask why nothing happens in the OCCK case and why there is never any transparency whatsoever, let alone a day of reckoning.
Do not allow investigations to ever again be handled as this one was–the false narrative controlled at all times by the Michigan State Police and the Oakland County Prosecutors over the years, and child rapist and killers and their enablers never exposed or prosecuted. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE OAKLAND COUNTY CHILD KILLINGS OR RELATED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY DURING THE OCCK REIGN OF TERROR, CALL THE MSP TIP LINE AT 833-784-9425.
Thank you to a reader for sending this link about another arrest by the feds of a man receiving child porn and impeding a federal investigation. https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/new-jersey-man-arrested-receiving-child-pornography-and-concealing-objects-impede-fbi. Another example of night and day in cases where the job gets done versus the OCCK investigation.
This 52-year-old POS threw his iPad and iPhone into a body of water near his home in New Jersey after being interviewed by law enforcement. FBI DIVERS RECOVERED THESE DEVICES, and the iPad contained child porn videos.
Consider all the evidence that goes “missing” in the OCCK investigation, including Greene’s child porn Polaroids wrapped in foil and buried but recovered intact. The Detroit office of the FBI has a little different take on child exploitation and abuse cases, apparently. The FBI responded (after a very lengthy delay) to a FOIA request regarding Frank Shelden, North Fox Island and also Christoper Busch with the old “catastrophic flood” excuse. Sorry, that facility flooded and all records were lost. No need for divers. The shit’s gone, sorry.
As this reader also pointed out, the Detroit office of the FBI is kind of fond of excavations. Consider all the “digs” on the Hoffa case. LE could unearth Greene’s foil-wrapped Polaroids, just couldn’t keep track of them. Or the suitcase of shit confiscated when Busch was arrested in connection with the child rapes in Flint. Or the ropes found on the floor of his bedroom closet at his “suicide” scene. They couldn’t even file the hair evidence properly. Human pubic hair, dog hair–who cares?
COVER UPS. Blatant cover ups. I agree with this reader that there are many witnesses still alive who have information. I believe this includes people who worked in law enforcement back in the day and know or suspect how this investigation got so sideways. And at this point, you carry the souls of at least four dead children who are buried in the file boxes and cabinets at the MSP. I hope you find the weight crushing.
If you are looking for something to watch, check out Deadly Legacy on Hulu (https://www.hulu.com/series/deadly-legacy-826155cb-b53a-4b72-ba11-81143ca0006c) or Amazon Prime (https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Legacy-Season-1/dp/B07L5GT1PC). Detective Jason Moran is the one-man cold case unit for the Sheriff’s Department of Cook County, Illinois. His drive, attitude and compassion are pretty inspiring. Contrast this with retired MSP Det. Dave Robertson’s interview in Children of the Snow. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10019004/. Night and day.
This quote from a statement by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force regarding federal charges filed against nine people related to a child sex trafficking operation. https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/top-stories/50303/nine-arrested-charged-federally-in-connection-to-human-trafficking-operation. The ring leader is 69 years old. More proof that pedophiles never, ever stop. This man allegedly exchanged drugs for sexual access to children of drug-addicted mothers. The FBI and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations conducted the investigation and discovered the ring leader was not only sexually abusing children, but producing child pornography kept on flash drives.
Imagine if the FBI and the MSP ever publicly asked victims to come forward with regard to the pedophile and child porn ring in the Cass Corridor. If you read the FOIA documents, you see in black and white how decades later, Det./Sgt. Cory Williams (then with Livonia PD) pieced much together regarding the many sick people who victimized children in the Cass in the 1970s. No one helped them back in the day. Police tactics (use of pedophiles as informants and failing to charge perpetrators) may have made it worse. Imagine if the FBI and the MSP conducted an investigation like this of Frank Shelden and his sick associates and his pedophelia and child porn operations in Ann Arbor, Port Huron and N. Fox Island? Imagine if the FBI and the MSP, armed with information gained about the Cass and Fox Island, conducted their investigation in the OCCK case and pursued wealthy suspects the way this stupid low-life was recently pursued in Ohio.
It must be noted that child pornography was not made a crime until 1977. Congress first passed legislation against child pornography with the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation Act of 1977. This law made it a crime to knowingly use a minor under 16 years old in obscene depictions of sexually explicit conduct. Obviously there is child sexual abuse inherent in the making of child pornography and ultimately the prohibition of “depiction” was extended, via Supreme Court rulings, to distribution and possession of child pornography.
To keep up with technology, The Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 was enacted to criminalize child pornography on the internet, including virtual child pornography. It might be technically much easier to access child porn on the internet, but notice in the cited article officers and agents searched an area where the ring leader’s daughters were seen digging on their property. They discovered a memory card containing images of child pornography taken in the ring leader’s bedroom and buried inside a glass jar.
So while technology has advanced greatly since 1976/1977, this freak used the same method Greg Greene used to hide his pornographic Polaroids wrapped in tin foil–by burying it in a yard. Tin foil/jar, whatever. I bet the feds don’t lose this memory card or the jar it was found in.
These nine defendants were arrested after several sources came forward to tell law enforcement they suspected the ring leader was having sex with boys and girls with their parents’ consent, in exchange for drugs. The investigation that ensued, detailed in the article, was extensive.
Imagine how many more children this animal would have been able to victimize if no one called police.
I’m betting you won’t get the same response as you would in the Ohio case described above, but if you have any information about the Oakland County child killings or any criminal activity related to these crimes, please call the MSP Tip Line at 833-784-9425. It is never too late to do the right thing.
The OCCK participants (including those who had knowledge and did not speak up)–were child traffickers, rapists and murderers and fit in with a sad history of protected freaks.Posted: June 16, 2020
I saw an interesting tweet this evening:
Click on the tweet that starts “The Franklin abuse scandal, . . .”, and then click on it a second time. There are some very interesting links in this thread and @benFranklin2018 makes some very important points.
All of these child human trafficking operations are horrifying. The Franklin scandal and cover-up is one of the most fucking scary stories you will ever read about because on top of everything, the government knew and didn’t do jack shit about it. If you haven’t read the two books about, among other things, a child abuse ring, ritual murder and the ugly cover-up (which included murder) because of the powerful men involved, you need to. These two books were powerful wake-up calls that were clearly ignored because powerful men continue to trump children’s lives every single time. Every. Single. Time. The Franklin Cover-Up, Child Abuse, Santanism, and Murder in Nebraska, by John W. DeCamp, is dedicated “To the children who have been, or will be, abused because of the Franklin cover-up.” https://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Murder-Nebraska/dp/0963215809. This book was first published in 1992 and there have been four subsequent printings, most recently 2006. In 2009 another book came out about this incredible tragedy. The Franklin Scandal, a Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal, was written by Nick Bryant. https://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Scandal-Story-Powerbrokers-Betrayal/dp/1936296071 The book’s epigraph reads: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.–attributed to Edmund Burke.” Powerful people clearly have a vested interest in safeguarding the secrets surrounding ritualized child abuse by men in high places who were in a child sex ring. Sound familiar? It should.
The FBI, the CIA and judges championed the sex abusers over the victims and survivors in the Franklin case. Both of these authors had the balls to write about this horror and the travesty and immensity of the cover-up. Truly a situation where the phrase “Buy a gun and learn how to use it” more than applies. But, the books are published, the shit blows over, and nobody does anything to stop this or prosecute. Jeffrey Epstein dead on the floor of his dirty jail cell decades later is proof of that. ALL THAT IS NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS THAT GOOD MEN DO NOTHING. Or for “not so good” men to do something that is photographed or taped for blackmail purposes.
The OCCK participants were predators, child human traffickers, sexual abusers, rapists, child pornographers, torturers and murderers. It may well be that the concentric circles of men “in high places” participating freely in child sexual abuse, pedophelia, and making and/or consuming child pornography in Oakland County, Michigan, made the OCCK crimes that much more hard to investigate and solve. Law enforcement there had some serious shit going on under their noses for a long time and must have turned a blind eye or gone easy. The slaps on the wrist received by fat boy Christopher Busch for raping children in that lovely county are certainly evidence of that. Wouldn’t want to turn over too many stones and risk the wrath of an H. Lee Busch or a state senator or anybody like that, right? So four kids died–so what. Cut your losses and move on.
Here’s the scariest shit of all from The Franklin Cover-Up by John DeCamp, right off the bat:
“What you have to understand … is that sometimes there are forces and events too big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions, that you cannot do anything about them, not matter how evil or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how much evidence you have. That is simply one of the hard facts of life you have to face. You have done your part. You have tried to expose the evil and wrongdoing. It has hurt you terribly. But it has not killed you up to this point. I am telling you, get out of this before it does. Sometimes things are just too big for us to deal with, and we have to step aside and let history take its course. For you, John, this is one of those times.” – Former CIA Director William Colby
(Foreward, p. ix, x.)
For more on this and many other abuses and child trafficking operations, see
So the next time you think all of this is “conspiracy theory,” you might want to rethink that convenient bypass. Proper investigations in cases of this nature have to happen, free of the influence of monied pedophiles and those in law enforcement willing to be bought off or too cowardly to do the right thing in the face of dirty federal agents and “powerful” suits. If I had put a bullet in between the eyes of monster Christopher Busch, I would be sitting in a prison cell right now instead of my kitchen. But those monsters play by different rules than the rest of us. And no one is safe when the system is so broken that a Franklin Scandal or any of these other child trafficking operations can happen with no repercussions, let alone a complete investigation.
Someone wrote me a few months back to tell me/warn me that one of the men involved in child pornography and pedophelia in Michigan, and perhaps involved in the OCCK crimes is now in his 90’s, living overseas. Pedophiles and child pornographers never “age out.” They can never, ever be trusted. They victimize for their entire lives and do not stop; they are always looking for an “opportunity.” Here is an example–a 93-year-old man was sentenced this week to four years in prison for sexually abusing a child under 12. https://www.justice.gov/usao-mt/pr/poplar-man-sentenced-prison-sexual-contact-child. Four years seems light, even if this old piece of shit might die before his sentence is up.
Here is a guy just getting started in his life of child pornography consumption. At age 28 he is headed to prison for 10 years for possession of hundreds of videos and still photos depicting child pornography. https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/inland-empire-man-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-third-conviction-possessing-child. I guess his previous two convictions, including a sentence of one year and one day in prison for the same thing–including videos depicting a toddler being victimized by a man, didn’t send the right message to this freak.
This particular investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, Operation Predator. HSI does not mess around. Operation Predator is an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. “HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6196. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.” https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/los-angeles-area-man-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-third-conviction-possessing#:~:text=Los.
How many times will this guy be back in the system if he makes it to age 93? Report child exploitation. Demand that judges give the harshest sentences to these men. They never stop. “NO DEALS.” Right, retired Oakland County assistant prosecutor Richard Thompson?
The Guardian reported that German media are focusing their attention on whether the federal police ignored warnings in 2013 from a local force that was on the trail of Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Bruckner.
Investigators in Braunschweig who had been closely monitoring Brückner believed he should be viewed as a key suspect in the girl’s disappearance. But their alert was reportedly ignored by Germany’s Federal Criminal Office, the BKA, according to Der Spiegel, which has a team of 10 reporters working on the case.
Brückner was named as a possible key suspect following information received from several tipoffs out of the 500 calls made after the broadcast of German TV’s Crimewatch equivalent, Aktenzeichen XY, in 2013, in which Gerry and Kate McCann appeared in person to appeal to the public for information.
Brückner’s name was followed up by police in Braunschweig, where Brückner was registered as living and was well known due to his extensive criminal history. But the resulting report by the Braunschweig investigators was apparently not followed up, “much to the incomprehension of the local investigators”, according to Spiegel.
Christian Hoppe, an investigator for the BKA, told last Wednesday’s edition of XY, which made a renewed appeal to the German public based on fresh circumstantial evidence, which placed Brückner in Praia da Luz at the time of the disappearance, that there had been a lack of concrete evidence to merit a follow-up.
“The information we had then was not sufficient for an investigation, and certainly not for an arrest,” he said.
The programme did not name Brückner, whose name subsequently emerged in media reports.
The development comes as reports on Friday said authorities were looking into connections with the disappearance of a six-year-old German boy in Portugal in 1996.
Bruckner ignored and Madeleine’s parents crucified for many years and even named as suspects. Of course law enforcement made the insufficient evidence argument–insufficient for even an investigation of Bruckner. Nice work, boys. Quit the finger-pointing and do your fucking jobs.
A reader pointed out, this is a version of the same old story. Twenty-four years of Larry Nassar reports ignored (https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/1/25/16928994/larry-nassar-mckayla-maroney-gymnastics-me-too), 40-plus years of OCCK tips not even shared with victims’ family members, Epstein being able to plead down his charges and be “on work [rape] release even as a registered sex offender. This astute reader also said: “Child Predators–no matter how many times they are reported, their “names” are not heard.”
In the OCCK case, people are not telling the truth, not talking–and this in a child trafficking, child rape, child pornography, child murder case, involving at least four victims. Yes, the participants were/are monsters. But what about the people who covered this up, those that lied, those that never came forward, those that got paid off, those that “made this go away”? How do we describe them?
Detroit and Detroit suburbs (especially in Oakland County) were (and still could be) hubs of child exploitation. There are always reasons why crimes like this are allowed to flourish. This is a vital inquiry in the OCCK case.
Bruckner was not followed up on, “much to the incomprehension of the local investigators.” Sound familiar?
Don’t forget to pre-order Marney Rich Keenan’s book The Snow Killings, Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation, due out in August/September. https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/the-snow-killings/
If you have any information about the abduction and murders of Mark Stebbins, Jill Robinson, Kristine Mihelich or Tim King, call the Michigan State Police tip line at 833-784-9425. Speak up. These four kids can’t.
Marney Rich Keenan’s book, The Snow Killings, Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation, is available for pre-order. https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/the-snow-killings/
About the book:
Over 13 months in 1976–1977, four children were abducted in the Detroit suburbs, each of them held for days before their still-warm bodies were dumped in the snow near public roadsides. The Oakland County Child Murders spawned panic across southeast Michigan, triggering what was then the most extensive manhunt in U.S. history. Yet after less than two years, the task force created to find the killer was shut down without naming a suspect. The case “went cold” for more than 30 years, until a chance discovery by one victim’s family pointed to the son of a wealthy General Motors executive: Christopher Brian Busch, a convicted pedophile, was freed weeks before the fourth child disappeared. Veteran Detroit News reporter Marney Rich Keenan takes the reader inside the investigation of the still-unsolved murders—seen through the eyes of the lead detective in the case and the family who cracked it open—revealing evidence of a decades-long coverup of malfeasance and obstruction that denied justice for the victims.
The book is due out in August/September. If you are interested in this case, and especially if you care about this case, buy it, read it and tell someone else about it. Especially if you live or lived in Oakland County.
Police have identified a German pedophile as the new prime suspect in the investigation into the disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann in Portugal 13 years ago, as a fresh international appeal for information was launched:
An appeal for information was made for anyone who recognized two phone numbers, a camper van and also a Jaguar car linked to the man. German police also issued an appeal with additional details on national television.
In the OCCK case retired Birmingham Lt./Det. Jack Kalbfleisch put a priority on the suspect(s) vehicles, including the car leaving the bumper impression in the snow at the site Kristine’s body was dumped. But the task force only focused on the ubiquitous blue Gremlin. The MSP task force commander at the time, Robert Robertson, downplayed the information Jack discovered. Decades later, MSP Det/Sgt. Garry Gray would not take this information to the public because “it would generate too many useless leads” and be embarrassing. The suspicious car one of my brothers told police he saw driving around our neighborhood later in the evening after Tim was abducted was ignored. The LeMans parked in the lot where Tim King was last seen, described by witness Doug Wilson (a car designer for god’s sake!) with a license plate with the numbers 222 in it, was never described to the public. An AMC Gremlin was chopped in the garage behind pedophile Bob Moore’s house in Detroit after Tim’s murder. And Dave Robertson (Robert Robertson’s son) describes the 1966 Sloan Bonneville as having later been owned by a MSP lieutenant’s son, while on camera with the crew from Children of the Snow–and then cannot remember later whether that was true or not or supply any other details.
In 2012 the Oakland County prosecutor’s office describes the car owned by Arch Sloan and asks for tips about Sloan. How’s that going after eight years of hard sleuthing?
In the McCann case, Metropolitan Police Investigator Mark Cranwell told reporters this week that “Someone out there knows a lot more than they are letting on.” https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/convicted-child-sex-offender-identified-suspect-in-madeleine-mccann-case. The investigator added:
“They’re a key witness and we urge them to get in touch,” Mr Cranwell said.
“Some people will know the man we’re describing today… you may be aware of some of the things he’s done.
“He may have confided in you about the disappearance of Madeleine.
“More than 13 years have passed and your loyalties may have changed.
“Now is the time to come forward.”
Since the police won’t say it in this case, I will:
Someone knows the man or men who abducted, tortured and killed Mark Stebbins, Jill Robinson, Kristine Mihelich and Tim King. He may have confided in you about his participation. You may have come across Polaroids or other photos or 8 mm film that implicate him/them. You may remember a LeMans with a license plate that had the numbers “222” in it. Or a Lemans or similar car with a trailer hitch pulled off to one side and damage to the left rear of the car. More than 43 years have passed and your loyalties may have changed. Now is the time to come forward. It is never too late to do the right thing.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE OAKLAND COUNTY CHILD KILLINGS, CALL THE MSP TIP LINE AT 833-784-9425.