Rich black sheep.

In going through documents my Dad had sent me, I found the 2014 “John Doe” papers I posted on December 18, 2020. I knew John Doe’s real name and that he had named a Fisher–a “GM Fisher,” not an “it’s a common name Fisher”–but I did not know the full name of the person Doe discussed. I knew that Doe had died soon after meeting with my Dad. Even though the man seemed quite ill when he met with my Dad, it was not lost on any of us that the death followed so soon after this meeting. If you think people haven’t died around this case who shouldn’t have, think again.

Two things happened after I posted about John Doe. First, two researchers sent me information linking the Fisher and Briggs families and indicated a name that came into better focus as the person Doe may have been referencing in his documents: Everell E. Fisher, Jr. (DOB 10-6-41; DOD 1-2-89). One of the researchers noted he had been married twice. Another broke down Doe’s notes and filled in gaps. Here is the impressive work the person shared with me:

Note that while the Doe notes/documents are dated January 2014 (he was apparently in the process of writing a book), he met with my Dad later in the year.

I shared this researcher’s work with author and journalist Marney Keenan. Marney assumed I knew the following. I did not. The Doe documents did not provide a name (although he had in fact shared the name verbally with my Dad) and the guy asked for confidentiality. As I explained in my previous post, once someone tells me they need confidentiality, that they won’t fill in any gaps, that they are concerned about safety, I’m not touching it. I will file it in my brain for possible future reference, but I don’t take notes, I don’t write down your phone number, I’m not checking back in. The state police and Oakland County law enforcement won’t even listen to people about the OCCK case–like they are going to protect them or advise them?!? The only people who got protection in this case were the rich, influential pedophiles who were involved in the 1970s pedophile and child porn rings, who continue to remain unnamed. They are the reason this investigation hit a brick wall.

This is what I did not know. My Dad had asked Doe to meet with Marney Keenan to share information about a suspect: Everell E. Fisher, Jr. Doe was writing a book and he agreed to meet with Marney in hopes of advancing the investigation. She explained she was writing a book about the child killings. Doe died the week before the planned dinner.

Marney Keenan continued to try to research Doe’s information. Of course his mother would not talk. His “girlfriend”/beard from the 1970s would not either. By the way, Fisher knew how to pick them. The woman was a single mother of young boys. “It was too long ago,” and obviously hideously painful–you know the drill. Nobody talks honestly and this becomes another loose end.

I think you will agree when you read this information, obtained by Marney Keenan, that this shit is shocking, especially when looked at in light of what Doe was saying. Everell Fisher, Jr. had four tips called in on him between March 20 and March 24, 1977. Three were from anonymous informants and one was from a Detroit cop. Fisher’s girlfriend alibied him for the relevant dates, March 16, 1977 (when Tim was abducted) and March 22, 1977 (when Tim’s body was dumped). And no one with a badge ever considered that with more than one person involved in these crimes, someone could go out to eat while a co-conspirator was killing a kid and then dumping the body. Oh, and I’m sure this guy didn’t drive a Gremlin.

Marney did speak with attorney Mickey Briggs about his cousin Everell. At this point Briggs was “of counsel” at the same law firm my Dad had been with for many years. She explained the conversation was brief and uncomfortable. She told me “Briggs must have said Everell was troubled, but certainly not involved.”

Marney pointed out that one of the tips indicates Fisher had been “institutionalized” between 1960 and 1964 at this hospital–

Certainly not involved. See for yourself.


Episode 4 of The Clown and the Candyman. Boy Scout Troop #137

Listen very carefully to Episode 4 of The Clown and the Candyman.

There is so much there that I had to listen twice.

Consider the work done by New Orleans Police Department detectives Frank Wicks and Gus Stansbury.

Now might be a good time to contrast the work done on Michigan’s own Frank Shelden and the North Fox Island “investigation.” I have previously posted the FOIA documents Marney Keenan obtained from the Michigan State Police in 2010. Here is a sample. Remember, the FBI doesn’t have any files on Shelden, Busch or N. Fox Island. Those pesky facility floods can be “catastrophic.”

Email/notes regarding documents:

Some of the file documents:

In New Orleans, investigators realized what they were looking at was “like a pebble dropping in the water.” Michigan preferred to flush the whole thing after putting Gerald Richard behind bars (for a very short time). Here’s something else to consider when you look at the darkness inherent in these cases:

Public Corruption/Public Integrity Violations

I think it is safe to say at this point that no one will ever be charged in the OCCK crimes.  I think this has less to do with poor policing than with public corruption.  The bigger crime here is public corruption and I believe it continues today, four decades after four young suburban kids were murdered.  And, given the hands-off approach of Michigan officials (with the exception of Wayne County, MI) and the Detroit bureau of the FBI, there’s a very good chance we will never fully understand the lengths public officials and police went to in Oakland County, Michigan, to put economics and reputation ahead of child welfare.  When you think about it, this is the most blatant example of public corruption one can come up with.  

Public corruption is a breach of trust and confidence in government and can tarnish virtually every aspect of society.  Police corruption is a part of public corruption.  It is an abuse of trust by officials, often with the help of private sector accomplices.  For example, a corrupt state polygrapher could “pass” someone on a polygraph, allowing a predator to go free and kill again.  Or someone might take money and make some ropes and the original of a pencil drawing disappear.  Or a police department or prosecutor’s office could agree to stop investigating a suspect to avoid tarnishing its own reputation due to investigative errors. 

The FBI describes this as a top enforcement concern.  It can involve the passing of money or actions taken to protect an agency’s reputation.  There are many examples of society’s disinterest in child welfare that can include a “wink and a nod” from prosecutors.  As this article points out, it is easier for society to point at the monster rather than reflect on how our culture allows these monsters to succeed.

Agencies–even the FBI–are looked at more carefully today.  An example is the scrutiny being placed on the FBI for ignoring or slow-walking victims’ allegations in the Larry Nassar case.  While it is beyond dispute that USA gymnastics and Michigan State University were complicit enablers in the Nassar sexual assault cases, the Inspector General’s office of the DOJ has said that at least 40 girls and women said they were molested over a 14-month period while the FBI was aware of other sexual abuse allegations involving Nassar.  Somebody noticed.

Consider this 2014 article from The New Yorker Magazine and ask yourself if this man would have done anything humanly possible to keep his suburban enclave from earning a reputation for kid-fucking and worse.  Anything to make the OCCK case go away:

You might have had to travel from Birmingham to Detroit to catch Deep Throat at a theater in 1972, but if you wanted to order up a young kid to sexually abuse?  Well, you could stay right in Oakland County for that action.  Don’t like the implication?  TOUGH SHIT.  

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