The file photo of Bloomfield Township P.D. Cpl Richard McNamee immediately caught my attention and that of Marney Keenan, who obtained the FOIA documents. Both of us well-remembered the statement by witness Doug Wilson, who saw my brother Tim in the parking lot before he was abducted on March 16, 1977. He was ultimately hypnotized and interviewed by the FBI about all of his recollections.
In April 2012 my Dad found Doug Wilson and spoke with him. See Chapter 6 of this link to my Dad’s blog: http://afathersstory-occk.com/tag/barry-king/page/3/. I have discussed Doug’s statements in my blog, too: https://catherinebroad.blog/2013/02/04/thank-you-doug-wilson/ (2013). Sadly, the link to the interview is broken now. It was a great interview.
Doug had always assumed our family had been told about the information he provided back in June 1977. Of course no one told my parents. Here is a summary of my Dad’s phone call with Doug on April 4, 2012:
Here is the letter Doug sent my Dad after they spoke:
Doug describes seeing Tim skateboarding and two men. One was younger, about 25-30, wearing a plaid shirt jacket and jeans, with a baseball cap over his shoulder-length hair. This man was speaking with Tim. Doug then sees an older man sitting in a 1973 Pontiac LeMans 2/door coupe which had been backed into the parking place, closer to the building.
“He fixed his gaze on mine and continued to stare at me intently. There was something unnerving about this man and I remember thinking he might be a car theif. He looked to be about 55-65 years of age. He had totally grey hair and looked about 20-30 pounds overweight. He had a very round face.”
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Years later I saw a picture of John Wayne Gacy after he was arrested for his crimes, I felt that this man might have been the older man I saw in the LeMans that long ago evening.
As my Dad’s notes indicate, Doug told him the older man resembled John Wayne Gacy.
Who do you think most resembles John Wayne Gacy?
Consider the following from a long-time member of Spite P.D. concerning Doug Wilson’s statement:
Observations on Doug Wilson’s statement
And where the hell are the sketches of the older and younger men Doug Wilson saw near my brother? This is June of 1977 and they are NOT RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC. And Wilson is advised to keep quiet about the LeMans. WTF?
Furthermore, consider these notes my brother took from a meeting with Mel Paunovich who was one of the responding officers to the discovery of Mark Stebbin’s body. He said “he had always thought the murderer was a member of law enforcement or extremely close to someone in law enforcement because ‘he seemed to know exactly what we were doing and where we were looking.'”
Wouldn’t it be great to have a cop helping survey the scene of a potential abduction? Or letting you know when cops are going to start stopping every car in Oakland County at the shift change?
On the evening of Wednesday, March 17, 1977, my 16-year-old brother Chris was out looking for Tim after 11 p.m. He carried a baseball bat. As he told police the next day, he saw a car turn off Maple Road and just before the intersection of Cambridge and Yorkshire (our street), cut the lights. Because our neighborhood was very dark and the lights were off on the car, he could not see the color, make or model. He said it was alarming. What better person to do a sweep to see the police presence in our neighborhood than a cop? A reader wrote to tell me that McNamee’s previous employer, Home Juice, was a mafia-run company. Google Speaking Freely: Detroit Gangland Icon Tony Giacalone Caught Speaking His Mind In His Heyday – The Gangster Report. This highlights the stupidity of McNamee getting fucked up at a company party and hitting on a Home Juice co-worker’s 11-year-old daughter.
When McNamee’s name was turned into the task force in 1979, after the Busch “suicide,” no one was apparently in any mood to cross-reference any police reports and see that McNamee responded, solo, to the Busch home.
We may never get anywhere with this, but you can get some sense of the stone-walling, railroading and gaslighting we have been up against. More later.