Is this anniversary closer to “justice”?

On this date, at this time, 44 years ago, my brother Tim was about two hours into what would be about a 147-hour ordeal before his body was found in a ditch in Livonia. I’m quite sure he realized at this early point that he was not going to make it back home. It was just a matter of how much he would have to endure before it was over. By the time the media reported he was missing, it was now completely evident that children in Oakland County were disposable, just like they were in the Cass Corridor of Detroit.

This is another anniversary of no answers, no justice and of covering up mis and malfeasance. With the vacuum created by the failure to work the case seriously in Oakland County or by the MSP, it’s hard to even know who to tell people to come forward to. But someone must come forward with information about these crimes and the reasons for the “failed” investigation and someone in authority needs to actually act on it. We owe it to the children who were victimized and some murdered by these deadly dangerous child rapists, murders, traffickers and producers of child porn to demand answers and demand conviction of anyone still living who participated or obstructed justice.

Here are two articles a reader sent me this morning. One is about the Oakland County sheriff’s office being part of a new transparency database/dashboard:

https://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/oakland-county-police-departments-launch-transparency-data-websites/article_a3808a06-859c-11eb-8f7f-076f269c80d4.html

Sheriff Bouchard, I want you to know how ironic and laughable it is to me that your office is so concerned with transparency. Conspiring to hide potential FOIA documents is hardly transparent. Your co-conspirators should be reported to the Michigan State Bar.

The other article this morning is concerning Michigan FOIA laws. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/michigan/articles/2021-03-15/michigan-official-wants-governor-lawmakers-subject-to-foia. Michigan’s secretary of state is aiming to have Michigan join most of the rest of the country in expanding public information requests to the governor and legislature. Seems like a no-brainer. But why don’t you also use the chance to fine- tune FOIA and stop making it cost prohibitive to obtain records? I am going to pay over $500 for what is going to end up being probably 6 pages of heavily redacted documents. This was a very detailed request that is not going to cost $450 to locate and redact the documents. Almost 10 hours? Bullshit. It’s like going to the goddamn mechanic; it’s going to cost $500 just to pull into the garage. But it’s like getting your car back with the windows all blacked out. I have other outstanding FOIA requests that have estimated price tags of over $2,200 and $3,400. More on those later this week. You need to understand how these things work.

In January I spent almost $900 have 5,500 documents in this case scanned into searchable PDF format for an online OCCK document repository which is in the works. Marney Keenan spent at least that much as well.

I want someone to do their job in this and related unsolved child sex crimes. I am tired of blowing money trying to figure out WTF happened in this case and more importantly, in this investigation. I want someone in Oakland County to make this right and to act on behalf of Mark Stebbins, Jill Robinson, Kristine Mihelich, Tim King and all of the living victims of monsters who roamed and lived in your wealthy-ass county. You continue to make children disposable. Make it right and clean up your agencies. Never again.

Transparency. That’s a good one.


12 Comments on “Is this anniversary closer to “justice”?”

  1. Carol Ross says:

    Thinking of you Cathy

  2. maggiep1958 says:

    I am so sorry about these tragedies. There are no words.

  3. Barb Skotte says:

    Thinking of you and your family, Cathy, as always at this awful anniversary. Your courage to keep fighting for justice is awe-inspiring. Sending hugs.

  4. Jeremy says:

    Sadly the answers are with the monsters, Sloan, Lamborgine and Gunnels. Somehow, Someway these human scum must talk about what they know. I dont know if they have family or what its going to take to get them to talk.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Prayers for your family this week. This must be such a hard time of year for you all . I will never forget Tim was found on my 12th birthday.
    There has to be a way to force Gunnels (AND his brother), Sloan and Lamborgine to talk. There’s a big piece of this story missing and/or covered up. There has to be a way to back through all the DNA – make sure nothing was missed and figure out who is the owner of the hairs found on Tim and Mark.

    Kudos to the King family for never giving up the fight.

  6. dts1017 says:

    I thought about this last night with such sadness. So sorry for your continued frustrations

  7. JN says:

    Always thinking about the families . Last night I thought how that bastard or bastards waited until in got dark at 8:00pm. I freaking wish I had a time machine to go back and save Timmy and beat the living F out of those lousy fucks!!!! God bless and 🙏🏻 Nessel does something

  8. Marika Zemke says:

    What a sad anniversary. It breaks my heart

  9. Your family is in my heart.

  10. Mary says:

    May the memory of your little brother always be a blessing. Thinking of you and your family, Cathy.

  11. Denise C Heater says:

    You and your family are in my heart. Such injustice and coverup. You are one so courageous and strong. Don’t give up Cathy. I just wish there were something I could do to help besides going deeper into the rabbit hole. Much love and hugs 💕😘

  12. fgsjr2015 says:

    A very powerful piece, especially the opening. I’m sorry your brother, your family and you had to suffer so immensely.


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