A must listen. The Clown and the Candyman podcast.

The Clown and the Candyman, an eight-part podcast about what happened to kids in the 1970s, when society looked the other way, started airing today. You have to listen. https://play.acast.com/s/the-clown-and-the-candyman/episode1-thecandyman-theinsidestoryofdeancorll.


4 Comments on “A must listen. The Clown and the Candyman podcast.”

  1. crimebuffy says:

    Just the title alone is eerie.

  2. Matt says:

    This was very good. Quick overview and easy to follow the basics, for people learning about this case.

    Cathy, it was nice to hear your dads voice, but also heart breaking knowing he’s no longer with us. I keep saying, every time I see or hear him, I wish I could give him a big hug. Amazing man.

    Looking forward to the Fox Island episode next.

  3. Robin says:

    Just as Matt wrote above, this is an easy to follow case overview, and I am ready for the next episode. I am sharing the link wherever I can.

    And also, it was nice to hear your dad’s voice one last time, Cathy. So many tears this year.

    I just wanted to mention one thing about Dean Corll and the way hid those bodies.

    His victims were buried. Perhaps so he could continue to rape and kill for as long as he could.

    The OCCK perp (perps) displayed the children. Why?

    Why did the perp (perps) bring them back to the abduction areas and risk being seen or caught?

    • cathybroad says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Robin. 2020 has been a brutal year.

      Thank you for sharing the link to the podcast; it is an important message about what happens when society and law enforcement look the other way when children are not protected. Many roads lead to Michigan.

      Your questions can only be answered with speculation. Law enforcement and others back in the day made sure of that. I have been told that leaving the kids’ bodies out in the open, three in Oakland County, was a “fuck you” from Chris Busch to his father, who may have been as bad or worse than his son. Make of that what you will.

      To dispose of the bodies like that speaks to game playing of the sickest, highest order, especially if multiple men were involved.
      This type of body display was not unprecedented–beginning in 1975, the Yorkshire Ripper began his spree of serial murders and attempted murders of women in the U.K. Most of the women were left on roadsides, on display, and in different police jurisdictions. In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder 7 more between 1975 and 1980. He slipped through investigators’ hands numerous times and continued to murder.

      There is a new Netflix series out about the Yorkshire Ripper but I didn’t last long. Film clips of all those cops who were falling all over each other and uttering the word “prostitute” over and over and over, while making no progress in the case, made me sick. So did watching the old men who blew it reminisce about their investigation.

      In the Yorkshire Ripper cases, the British Parliament conducted a major review critical of the investigative procedures. This is unprecedented in U.S. criminal investigations, but should take place in the OCCK case. “The Inspector of Constabulary Lawrence Byford’s 1981 report of an official inquiry into the Ripper case was not released by the Home Office until 1 June 2006. The sections ‘Description of suspects, photofits and other assaults’ and parts of the section on Sutcliffe’s ‘immediate associates’ were not disclosed by the Home Office.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sutcliffe.

      Want to make sure no one gets away with crimes like this again in your jurisdiction? Evaluate where things went very wrong and make sure no law enforcement agency is able to engage in avoidance reaction and the necessary distortions that result during ass-covering.


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