6 thoughts on “Gail Webster Series, 1-5”

  1. Very interesting series, and very thought-provoking. Well done, Marney! Wishing Gail Webster’s daughters the peace that comes with answered questions.

  2. Found this on WDIV from 2020. They were 20-25 years old, and the car was a blue or green 1968-1970 Pontiac Tempest or Chevrolet. It was beat up and rusted, according to authorities. The suspects in the Gail Webster case. The car sounds familiar?

  3. Not to change the subject, but this case has some similarities to a 2010 Grosse Pointe death that was ruled a suicide. Like someone used the Webster case as a playbook. Coincidentally, it is tied to a person in the OCCK investigation.

    1) Daughters searching for the true story. Know it was not a suicide.

    2) Keys mysteriously disappeared from victim six weeks before her disappearance, then mysteriously appeared on the victim.

    3) A law enforcement official is the prime suspect. This person is also an OCCK investigator.

    4) Prime suspect is cleared because he was allegedly working an undercover operation nearby.
    He refused to take a polygraph test.

    5) Theory is the victim heard or saw something regarding the prime suspect that scared her. She had an appointment to meet with the FBI. FBI will not comment.

    6) Victim told daughter that if anything happened to her, look at the prime suspect.

    7) Police botched the initial investigation. Then they made a critical mistake. They showed up at the victim’s house an hour after she was expected home to report to the daughter that the victim was missing, and her car was left stranded at the church. Problem is, it was not the victim’s car. It was the daughter’s car. How did police know it was the mother who was missing? Police later dispute that they ever sent an officer to the house.

    8) Police would not listen to a witness who saw and identified the suspect with the victim at the time. Or a witness who saw her running down the road. First witness ends up dying unexpectedly.

    9) Police dispose of critical evidence.

    10) Police ignore official autopsy reports. Claim suicide by drowning with no water in the lungs.

    Best to watch the videos of the report.


  4. Cathy,

    Susie-Q waitress and Harmony House employee Kari Mahrle was NOT the tipster to the OCCK taskforce about RVH. After all, as part three of this series points out, that particular tip was called in at a time when Gail Webster was still very much alive.

    The article does not state specifically that Mahrle was the OCCK taskforce tipster. No, her quotes only state she called a newspaper (and just the newspaper, not the taskforce) after she learned of Webster’s murder.

    It seems to me that RVH was fishing when he confronted Mahrle (before Webster’s murder!) at Harmony House about the child porn found in the trash near his boat. He needed to know exactly who else knew about it.

    It seems that only someone who had actually been aboard RVH’s boat would have known about the porn. We know Gail Webster was aboard that boat, but no one else from either Susie-Q or Harmony House, right?

    I bet Gail Webster herself was the tipster, and by confronting Mahrle, RVH was trying to discern whether Webster had told any of her fellow employees. Apparently, she had not. (Lucky for them – they might have ended up murdered too.)

    If a copy of the tip to the OCCK task force about RVH from the “Harmony House” employee is still extant, then I bet it says that the tipster was Gail Webster herself.

    Any chance that anyone could get a look at that tip?

    1. Paul, it is so awesome when someone reads carefully and pays attention. The only way I see to get the task force info on RVH is via a FOIA request. The MSP’s policy and approach to FOIA has had its desired effect. If your last name is King, Broad or Keenan it seems there is a big surcharge just to get off the dime and start the meter for the document search. Because their stuff is not computerized, time is spent searching that seems to get passed on with a surcharge. It discourages inquiry and thwarts the purpose of the FOIA. What about multiple FOIA requests for the RVH file or any documents related to tips called in on him in the OCCK case? It can be done online. If they try to charge $250 for 2 documents, we appeal or crowd fund the cost. RVH is dead. This is not an ongoing investigation in any real sense of the phrase. It should take one day to respond, if the OCCK files made any sense and good to go. Anybody can file a FOIA request.

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