A reader commented today: “OCCK evidence has been actively suppressed, distorted and ignored by local, state and federal officials for more than four decades.” This reminded me that episodes of The Forever Children of Oakland County Podcast by Eddie White did a good job covering the evidence shell game played by the MSP in this case. The described current shell game goes back more than 12 years and was merely a continuation of the smoke screen the OCP and the MSP erected in this case in 1978. A smoke screen which was constructed with the authorities’ false narrative (fed to the media and community for 45 years) and the incomprehensible misfiling and slow-walking of evidence in this case–the most heinous serial murder in Michigan history.
If you haven’t listened to The Forever Children of Oakland County from the beginning, you should:
White did a good job. The podcast launched in the spring of last year. It feels like it was five years ago. As an initial refresher on the issue of DNA in this case, listen to Episodes 10, 11 and 12:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-10-the-ties-that-blind-us/id1562180734?i=1000521830447 (The Ties that Blind Us)
After you listen to these three episodes (seriously, listen to them first), start reading the installments I will be posting of the 238-pages of notes, dated 2010 through 2019, from Wayne County, documenting the exceptionally hard work of Det. Cory Williams. The information was provided to my dad in 2019 so he could understand what went into the investigation of his son’s murder, despite the fact that the MSP was still stonewalling anyone and everyone. Despite assurances in 2019 from the then-assigned detective from the MSP that he would contact my dad to bring him up-to-speed, he just waited for my dad to die. Cross that phone call off the list. The MSP has consistently continued the fuckery perpetrated by L. Brooks Patterson and Richard Thompson from the OCP, assisted with the help of the maladroit MSP employees Robert Robertson and Joe Krease. Keep everyone in the dark. It works better that way. The playbook has never changed.
That leaves us in the position of having to piece together some semblance of the truth in this case with whatever documents we could obtain. All documents were to be included in a document repository in this case, but for many reasons this has not happened yet. Once these 238 pages are posted here, you will be able to read every single LE document I have on this case. I withheld them from the blog because in January 2020 I forwarded this file, along with Marney Keenan’s book, The Snow Killings, and other written materials, in support of my letter begging newly elected Prosecutor Karen McDonald to take a fresh look at this cold case. She had promised to meet with us. But that was before she took office. My dad died soon after the November election. She never met with us. I sent the same information to Attorney General Dana Nessel. Her office also blew me and Marney Keenan off after spending over an hour on Zoom with one of Nessel’s attorneys and her assistants. We never heard from them again. Totally ghosted.
So guess what? I’m not holding these documents back any longer. I’m going to try to post them seriatim. I have to double-check the redactions, which is always tedious and fraught. I am behind on posting information readers have sent me this summer, but I will catch up after these document drops.
As you read these pages, be sure to check the dates. And then do the math–it’s now 2022. If you are actually a reader of more than tweets and short emails, congratulations. You will see the hard work done in this case was not done by Oakland County or the MSP. You will be enraged, but not surprised. Of course much of this information was covered in The Snow Killings, but I think it helps to see it “as it happened.” Obviously, we have the benefit of hindsight in reading the file. But I can guarantee you, nobody at the MSP or the OCP is ever going to read these pages, so you might as well. Any highlighting or notes were made by me and I did my best to refrain from annotating.