Ray Anger’s Suspect, David Norberg

I am going to resist the urge to heavily editorialize with these next files. Recall that Kristine Mihelich lived in Berkley, MI, and Ray Anger was a police officer with Berkley PD at the time of her abduction and for many years afterward. The following documents trace the path of Anger’s investigation into suspect David Norberg, whose body was ultimately exhumed from a grave in Recluse, Wyoming in 1999. Anger had been massaging the Norberg lead for at least four years at that point. Spoiler alert, the DNA did not match and the OCCK case quickly receded again from media interest or real inquiry.

This part of the saga again highlights the narrative Michigan law enforcement and the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office tried to shove down everyone’s throat. First it was–the bodies were scrubbed clean by this diabolical killer and there is no evidence! No evidence–how do you expect us to solve these crimes?!

Then it was–one hair, from the body of Tim King. One hair only. Long ago I posted about the untruth of the “one hair” stance and the fact that it was even discussed and discounted in the press. https://catherinebroad.blog/2013/04/12/. David Norberg’s DNA did not match the “one hair.” He was ruled out as a suspect in the OCCK case, and joined the ranks of unpunished and dead Michigan pedophiles.

Anger’s writings to buttress Norberg as a suspect mentions the 1975 abduction of 13-year-old David Evans from Boardman, Ohio, who was missing for days in January of that year before his body was found. See https://ohiomysteries.libsyn.com/david-evans. At the time, Norberg was living in Wooster, Ohio, which is some 70 miles from Boardman. Had Anger taken a closer look, he would have found there was also an unsolved 1972 murder in Boardman; that of 12-year-old Bradley Bellino in March of that year. He, too, was missing for a few days before his body was found. See https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/oh-bradley-bellino-12-murdered-boardman-31-march-1972.533326/.  Boardman was not a big town. No account for where scumbag Norberg was in 1972.

These documents speak for themselves and are eye-opening on many levels. Going in to it, I want to point out two things. First, Anger makes various representations about the cross with the name “Kristine” engraved on it that was found in Norberg’s possession, along with other weird trinkets this freak allegedly kept in his tool box. On one page Anger states that Kristine’s mother and her husband gave Kristine this cross for Christmas. Read these documents and see if that is a legitimate conclusion to draw. Oh yeah, and as the documents state, Norberg’s sister was named Kristine. Same spelling. Of course he goes to great lengths to refer to this sister as “Tina,” and she states Norberg never gave her any gifts whatsoever, let alone this cross. So by way of Norberg’s wife, his sister and some cousin or relative of Kristine Mihelich who lived in Arizona, they all were able to bolster Anger’s belief that Kris’ mom was incorrect when she said she had never seen this cross before.

Anger also states in one of his write-ups that ITEM 10 is a St. Christopher’s metal [sic] and that “Mr. & Mrs. King, parents, state Timothy’s St. Christopher metal [sic] is missing,” that Norberg was not Catholic and did not attend church and had no need for such a medal. My brother who lived in Oakland County at the time called me to give me a head’s up about the Norberg exhumation. He said that a cop told him no one thought Norberg was the OCCK and that while he was clearly sick and a pedophile, he was also a disgusting drunk, disheveled and scary-looking enough that no kid would go near him. My brother told me that police said a St. Christopher medal was claimed to be in this man’s possession and that they were contending it was Tim’s. My brother asked my dad about this (it was in the news) and my dad specifically said he and my mom were never consulted or told about this and that he simply attributed it to an attempt to bolster the affidavit to get Norberg exhumed.

We actually laughed about this, and I will tell you why. First of all, none of us owned or wore religious jewelry depicting saints. Second, my brother’s name is Christopher and even HE didn’t have a St. Christopher’s medal. Furthermore, St. Christopher was “downgraded” by the pope in 1969 and was no longer a saint, but a martyr. We had teased my brother about “his” saint’s downgrade.

There are some interesting redactions in these pages which may or may not have to do with polygraph results. There’s a lot here. Disturbing and distressing on many levels.

8 responses to “Ray Anger’s Suspect, David Norberg”

  1. The failed DNA, didn’t mean much to me. It’s interesting the gold carpet in the trunk of his blue Opal. 🤔. He was known to pinch the nostrils and cover the mouth 🤔. I thought Mrs.Jarvis said the necklace wasn’t Kristines though? Norberg was the first suspect that I remember way back. I wonder if Doug Wilson has seen photos of that scum bag Norberg? I trust Wilson’s account big time. He was able to describe everything about Tim. Even to the color of his skateboard. So I’m sure he could describe the suspect to a T.

    • Until they find a way to test ALL the DNA that had been collected during the autopsies, it is senseless to eliminate anyone as a suspect based solely on a lack of matching DNA. I know I keep writing about this, but if they have multiple semen samples (Mark, Kristine), why were they never tested? (Or if they were tested, the results were never shown that I have seen).

      Always find it interesting how they selectively use polygraph evidence. Busch “passed” (which was a lie), so set him free to rape everyone, and possibly kill. Hastings poly has red flags all over it, but nobody cares. On the DNA side, Gunnels is a possible match but he can abscond from parole left and right to do God knows what.

      Instead, it must be better to focus on digging things up like Norberg, old Gremlins, and lets continuously rip up everything to find Jimmy Hoffa as well. But when there is real evidence, right in front of LE, that gets pushed aside. For God sake, all those GM execs are dead by now, metro Detroit isn’t run by GM anymore. But I am guessing the real reason they will never truly identify the OCCK is because Oakland County will look absolutely horrible in the process, especially if Busch was the killer.

      • Exactly, KP, on all counts. They want to have their cake and eat it too because they have always been able to do so in this case. When P.T. Barnum went from prosecutor to county promoter, spending the rest of his life controlling and manipulating the gates to the information relating to this case from behind the scenes, he was assisted by the weakness of the press in Michigan. Oakland County IS absolutely horrible in this case; the genesis of the corruption in this case is the prosecutor’s office of L. Brooks Patterson and Richard Thompson. The MSP is complicit, as is any LE who took orders from Patterson down the road. When they lose control of their corrupt narrative, what do they do? They double down. They lash out; they piss and moan. They blame Cory Williams. They blame my Dad. They play dirty with reporter/author Marney Keenan. They play dirty with me. They lie to the public and to the media. They gaslight rather than do their jobs. They must be exposed as a lesson to future “public servants” who twist their oath and hurt individuals and society at large.

        Once Chris Busch got his “deals” from the “no deals” office of LBP and other jurisdictions around Michigan, Oakland County was not going to dig deep into the OCCK crimes or any allegations of pedophelia or child porn in their county. So whether Chris Busch was involved or not, the prosecutor sealed the deal the last week of January 1977. When Tim was abducted six weeks later, they could not risk any close attention to pedophiles who would cause the lid to be pried off. The job then became to obfuscate and push the food around the plate. See, we dug up Norberg! I don’t remember the name Chris Busch or Greg Greene! The case was too hard, folks! The case will never be solved, get over it.

        That the MSP is not submitting all of the evidence, every last piece, to Othram Labs as many other jurisdictions around the country have done, and not then reporting back to the public about this, shows you just how much they have to hide. Both Oakland County and the Michigan State Police will be exposed for what they did and what they are. The truth will eventually out. That they have behaved the way they have for 45 years tells you how little they care and how little they have had to fear exposure. Just like cell phone cameras and body cameras have exposed the lies some cops tell to cover their asses, advanced DNA testing might expose the remorseless, unrepentant, self-serving public officials who derailed the OCCK investigation and in fact set the wheels in motion that resulted in a fourth murder, that of my brother. Yeah, it’s a bad look.

  2. The Whiteaker document reminded me, they did a dig out there near 25 Mile and Van Dyke looking for my little sister. Anger had a real intent on piling every unsolved missing child into this same case. He insisted Kimberly was also a part of his findings.

  3. Tony Karrick was one of Bonnie Karrick’s sons who lived with Everell E. Fisher Jr. Take a look at his entire 32 page letter that Cathy posted a while back. Everything is there to solve this case but there’s not anything that would hold up in court.

  4. “On January 25, 1973, 12-year old Marvin (Beau) King was reported missing from his mobile home on Upper Valley Pike. On January 26, 1973, an anonymous caller reported to the Springfield News/Sunday and St. Mary’s School that a body would be found in a field/ditch near the intersection of Springfield/Xenia Road at Rebert Pike. Clark County Sheriff’s Detectives searched the area and later found the body of Marvin (Beau) King who had been reported missing. An autopsy of Marvin (Beau) King found that he had been strangled” – Clark County, Ohio

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