So much has been written about this man, including on this blog. I am going to keep it simple and post the MSP supplemental report dated Friday, October 9, 2009 concerning the polygraph of John Hastings by the Georgia State Patrol Investigator Steve Duncan of the Polygraph Unit.
Case status: OPEN.
I could post another 50 pages from this portion of the FOIA response from the MSP about not only Hastings, but about Garry Gray’s attempts to get as much dirt as possible on “tipster” Helen Dagner. Gray says at multiple points he basically just wants to get Hastings’ DNA to shut Dagner up. But I have posted all the documents before. Nothing turns the dial in this goddamn case.
Law enforcement, for those of you who don’t like to read, all you have to do is read this one document. Get that DVD of this polygraph session from the MSP before they destroy it. Get the reports prepared by Georgia law enforcement. Find this guy and make him talk. He has four siblings and at least one is in Michigan. Stop protecting this monster.
He was a child hunter along with Busch, Greene and their lure Gunnels. He is still alive, although now he will claim mental illness and a heart condition. So what. That he was “investigated” numerous times along the way is irrelevant.
If you want an example of a cold case where investigators backed a compulsive liar into a corner and solved the 1975 abduction and murder of two young sisters in 2017, read The Last Stone, by Mark Bowden (2019). “The path to the truth, or as close as they were likely to get to it, was down a long trail of lies. It was the only way.”
Thanks to a reader for this information about tonight’s virtual book talk with Marney Keenan, author of The Snow Killings: Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation:
In case you were not aware, the Troy Public Library is having a program tonight (01/13/2021 @ 7PM). Here is the info:
The Snow Killings: Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation
Written by award-winning veteran Detroit News journalist Marney Rich Keenan, The Snow Killings takes readers inside one of the country’s oldest unsolved serial child murder cases, which terrorized southeast Michigan in the late 1970’s. Join her for a look at the case through the eyes of the lead detective on the case, and the family that cracked it open.
Looks like a large amount of patrons have signed up for this ZOOM event.
You do not understand what happened in this case if you have not read this book. Get in on the discussion so you can understand what happens in communities that ignore the most vulnerable and cater to the wealthy. And what happens when law enforcement agencies decide to “handle” things by acting unethically, immorally and illegally. And what happens when you don’t pay attention to who you vote for.
Marney Keenan’s blog about The Snow Killings can be found at https://www.marneyrichkeenan.com/.
A reminder that the FOIA documents my Dad paid $11,000-plus for are on my blog (posted starting in April 2019). You will have to wade through them, just like the rest of us. Some good samaritans are discussing a searchable database for this case. Someone has put an incredible amount of time into a timeline which will also be very helpful. A timeline the police should have put together back when they were allegedly “computerizing” this case.
This case isn’t going away. Read Marney Keenan’s book. People have come forward in the wake of her book and the documentary Children of the Snow. Speak up, for god’s sake.