Update on James Vincent GunnelsPosted: December 29, 2022
Apparently, as of this past Black Friday, perennial parolee “Vince” Gunnels is again a guest of MDOC:
To this day, I do not fully understand how Vince Gunnels earned himself a “person of interest” notebook with the Michigan State Police, right along with Christopher Busch and Greg Greene. Clearly Gunnels had been a victim of Busch, as there were two CSC cases filed on his behalf against Busch. But if police assumed every victim of Busch and Greene was a “person of interest” in the OCCK case, the MSP would have needed quite a few shelves to store such notebooks.
Gunnel’s name came up in the investigation of Ted Lamborgine and Richard Lawson. He was described as a lure and the “Flint” connection.
There is also the mtDNA hit, via CODIS, from the hair found on Kristine’s jacket, that must have brought this man’s name to the attention of the MSP. Busch and Greene were long dead, so they didn’t pitch his name. Yet the hair was downplayed over and over again (courtesy of the Oakland County prosecutor) and extinguished during testing. MtDNA is good enough for the hair found in Arch Sloan’s car but not for the hair found on Kristine’s jacket. Gunnels threw his first polygraph, flunked his second, and continued to give evasive answers for the next fifteen-plus years. It’s hard to simply write him off as simply a victim of Chris Busch. He denied ever knowing Greg Greene. (Right.)
He will never do the right thing. But he’s not alone in that, that’s for sure.