Richard Thompson double-checking on March 17, 1977

Look who checked out the Oakland County CSC with a minor case file on Chris Busch on March 17, 1977, less than 24 hours after my brother Tim “went missing”–friend of families of murdered children and chief deputy to L. Brooks Patterson, “no deals” Richard Thompson.

This case was filed against Chris Busch by Oakland County on behalf of victim Ken Bowman on or about February 25, 1977. This crime was revealed during questioning of Busch and Greg Greene in Flint the last week of January 1977.

Maybe Thompson had to make sure nothing in that file was going to blow up on him and Brooksie after Busch walked out of the Flint lock up for the low, low price of $1,000 a few weeks before my brother was abducted on March 16, 1977.

That’s what my brother’s life was worth to these men. $1,000. On March 17 maybe Thompson just wanted some light reading material. Or maybe he and his boss were sweating after another kid was abducted after Busch’s get-out-of-jail-almost-free card. Not to worry, Dick. Nobody gave enough of a shit to check on your boy Busch while Tim was held captive for six days.


16 Comments on “Richard Thompson double-checking on March 17, 1977”

  1. The Deer Hunter says:

    Hey Cathy, Mike B was on WWJ radio today talking about how he is short deputies and needs help. He literally said, “Be the change you want to be.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes, RT, what do you have to say about that?
    {CB’s OG Def Atty resigned on or about that date as well}

    • cathybroad says:

      Yes, R. Keith Stark, H. Lee’s attorney and then Chris Busch’s attorney, bowed out and Jane Burgess entered an appearance and took over the child rapist. She went on to unnecessarily terrorize Ken Bowman on the record.

  3. David says:

    The free passes, and favoritism that occured in these cases is abhorrent. It is unfathomable that known pedophiles were allowed to cheaply buy their freedom. That police, and prosecutors turned a blind eye, and ignored evidence staring them in the face. Unfortunately their ignorance cost kids their lives. The fact that these individuals continue to hide evidence, and blatantly lie to families should be criminal.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is Richard Thompson still alive? If do, Has he commented? I thought he went up to flint after Mark Stebbins was found and interviewed Greene (and found out about Busch ) in 1976? Wasn’t Busch arrested at that time – winter /spring 1976? As Loren doable said ‘we thought we had our guy’ in Busch? – then after the freak walks on a supposedly passed lie detector yes, 3 more kids are murdered – THEN he decided to take another look ? Oh that’s not suspicious…

    • cathybroad says:

      Alive. Never talks. Told Paul Walton he remembers none of this. Greene arrested in Flint on January 25, 1977. Busch three days later. Det. Doan and Lt. Simmons from Southfield PD head up to Flint after Det Waldron from Flint PD tells Oakland Co. that Greg Greene has said some very troubling things about Mark Stebbins’ murder. Guess who else joins the party? Richard Thompson. Listens to Greene and then Busch gets arrested in January 28. Thompson DRIVES BACK UP TO FLINT IN A BLIZZARD to check out what Busch has to say. The magical polygraphs are adminstered, Busch’s while DT is there, and guess what??? False alarm. These aren’t our guys.

      At this point, Mark, Jill and Kristine have been murdered. Tim is abducted six weeks after Busch walks after the party at Flint PD.

      • Anonymous says:

        I had the timeline wrong- I thought it was 76 – still – there was some solid detective work from Southfield PD which was wasted and Southfield PD (who had been working the case since 1976) knew in their bones -We HAVE our guy!! They do all the work, collect the evidence (ropes, guns, weed, child porn) only to be let down by the powers that be (Thompson L. Brooks Burgess) who (cut a deal?)decided based on one polygraph??

        If I am physically ill at this scenario I cannot imagine what Cathy and her family are feeling.

        Dick Thompson – you don’t remember????? Please. There are thousands of us who were kids then (who you were supposed to protect) who DO remember.
        If you have any shred of humanity tell the truth.

        Jane Burgess – can you really rest in peace? This is what you did with you life? Made deals to enable child abusing monsters to go back out and hunt for prey? Shame on you!

        • cathybroad says:

          You raise an interesting point, Anonymous. Unlike today, in 1977 a weed bust would have been a bigger deal that a bust for child porn or even CSC with a minor. No big deal if it’s H. Lee’s son.

  5. Anon1 says:

    Was this sickening document recently provided by the OCP?

  6. gilbertobolsa says:

    Exactly, this is criminal! “Obstruction of Justice” is a crime under the RICO Act. All individuals in leadership in both the Oakland County Crime Family & the MSP Crime Family who are involved in the OCCK cover up need to be indicted by a Grand Jury and prosecuted under the RICO Act.

  7. G-Man says:

    Check out the register of actions on this case. I will defer to the lawyers here, but a couple of actions are interesting. 7/29/77 Sentenced 2 years probation & $800. Also 1/11/78 Will no longer prosecute while he was still alive.

    Date Code Desc
    01/02/2021 CPA CHANGE OF PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY/PROSECUTOR P23242
    12/23/1978 RA COMPUTER REDISTRIBUTION OF CASE FROM JUDGE 07 TO 13
    12/08/1978 PET AND ORDER DISCHARGING PROBATIONER FILED
    01/11/1978 PETITION AND ORDER TO NOLLE PROSEQUI FILED
    01/10/1978 FD FINAL DISPOSITION
    01/10/1978 DIS DISMISSAL GRANTED
    08/09/1977 ARTS PROB FILED(2YRS PROB AND COSTS)
    08/08/1977 ORDER RETURNING CASH BOND FILED
    07/29/1977 FD FINAL DISPOSITION CONTINUE THERAPY
    07/29/1977 S SENTENCE 2 YRS PROB-$800 COSTS AT $40.00 MONTH
    06/10/1977 FIRST AMENDED INFORMATION FILED
    06/09/1977 PEOPLE’S EXHIBIT NO 1 FILED
    06/08/1977 PLE PLEA SENT 7-8-77 ASSLT W/I TO COMMIT CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT
    05/25/1977 FIRST AMENDED INFORMATION FILED
    05/16/1977 PRE EXAMINATION 52ND 2ND DIV FILED
    04/29/1977 INFORMATION FILED(CT 1 & CT 11 3RD DEG CRIMINAL SEX CONDUCT)
    04/29/1977 C.C.T. NO 13499 AMT $3,000.00.
    04/29/1977 C.C.T. NO 13500 AMT $6,000.00.
    04/29/1977 CIRCUIT COURT APPEARANCE FILED
    04/29/1977 DM DEFENSE MOTION BOND CONTINUED
    04/29/1977 ARR ARRAIGNMENT MUTE
    04/27/1977 DISTRICT COURT RETURN FILED
    04/14/1977 A PROSECUTORS ORDER 19195
    04/14/1977 N NOTICE FROM COURT ADMINISTRATOR FILED

  8. MS says:

    I only remember this question being asked once, and I don’t remember the answer, what was the name of the officer who signed the bail receipt for Busch after the bail amount was lowered? How likely would it be for a patrol officer/deputy or jail deputy to authorize himself to lower the bail? That officer’s supervisor received a phone call from somebody up the chain of command who also received a phone call. Did that information ever come out?


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