This teenager and his younger brother turned down the dough. Do you think everyone Elsie and H. Lee approached with a possible similar deal did, too?
Here is another set of documents concerning Chris Busch, submitted by the Michigan State Police in response to a FOIA request. These are documents concerned with charges of First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct against Christopher Busch, filed in Montmorency, MI. The warrant for his arrest is dated January 30, 1976 (before Mark Stebbins was abducted). You will recall that Busch always was sprung from the clink by his father, Daddy Warbucks, despite the fact that first degree CSC carries a penalty of life imprisonment. In late January 1977 Busch got sprung from jail in Flint on other CSC offenses for $1,000. My brother was kidnapped on March 16, 1977 and his body found on March 22, 1977.
Sorry about the quality of the copies–the set I have is borderline illegible in places. The two “blank” pages were completely redacted/withheld by the MSP, for reasons they did not give. That level of FOIA compliance was apparently not included in their low, low price of $11,000-plus. Check out not only the substance of these documents, but also the dates.
It’s no surprise that Busch met with an untimely end. If you’ve read my entire blog, you have seen the photos from the Busch “suicide” scene. Here are photos bearing annotations by someone who was in law enforcement and clearly has more common sense than anyone on the Bloomfield Township PD or the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office.
So, how to make sense of Busch and Green and all of the many pedophiles operating in and around Oakland County during the time Mark, Jill, Kristine and Tim were abducted and murdered? And why is it that no one in law enforcement has ever made sense of all of this? And who made sure back in the day that there would always be more questions than answers?
In the words of a contemporary of the ubiquitous Vince Gunnels back in the day. This doesn’t sound like fun to me:
A family friend read the documents provided by the Michigan State Police in response to my Dad’s FOIA request. He is retired from law enforcement. After reading the documents, he compiled this document in the format of a probable cause case against Busch, Green and Gunnels, in which he carefully outlined the evidence and cross-referenced it to the FOIA documents. We used it to compile questions for the task force. There is no date on the document–I could go back into my emails to figure it out, but it must have predated the magic Sloan vehicle hair-disinformation/reelection campaign press conference in 2012. After that, all bets were on someone affiliated with Sloan and his Bonneville. That is, until it comes time to admit they won’t do further DNA testing on the relevant hairs. But that bought them a few more years of spin.
The document does not evaluate, nor does it preclude, other scenarios such as a “group killing” (multiple pedophiles and child traffickers involved in each abduction/captivity/rape/murder), a cop being involved, a pornography ring. If you want to find a way to put all the players on the chessboard in addition to Busch, Green and Gunnels (Lamborgine, Sloan, John H., a cop, child pornographers and pedophiles as yet unnamed), it is easy enough to do. There just isn’t the kind of proof that is set forth here implicating Busch and Green in the FOIA documents. Remember that NONE of this was looked at back in the day. Green ratted out Busch for the murder of Mark Stebbins in January 1977. Both were polygraphed by Ralph Cabot at the MSP Post in Flint and CLEARED on the basis of the polygraph, one month before my brother was abducted and murdered. Done deal. All this shit came to light after November 2007.
I think you will find the document very illuminating. Maybe some of you, like the cops, think this is all a big coincidence. See what you think.
Two years probation and $800 court costs. That cleaned it up for him.
Thank you to another reader for these age-advanced comparisons of the “Doug Wilson” composite drawings–the composite drawings from June 1977 that were never released to the public.
The same reader provided colorized versions of the mug shots of Gunnels, Busch and Greene, photos previously only seen in black and white versions.
James Vincent Gunnels–
As another reader pointed out, Greene has an obvious “widow’s peak” in his hairline. Compare:
And then there is Chris Busch, who seems to have more mug shots than any other probationer who walked around free.
The three layers of the OCCK gang: 1. N. Fox Island, 2. The Oakland County kidnap/disposal crew, and 3. the Cass Corridor creeps.Posted: June 22, 2021
Consider these excellent observations from a reader:
I recently came across something that I was not aware of and surprised me quite a bit. I’m not sure if you are aware of this and I haven’t come across it in your blog since I’ve been following. It turns out that Frank Shelden was not the only Wayne State alumnus wrapped up in the OCCK case. None other than that noted scholar, Chris Busch also attended there. I discovered this when I was looking in Marney Keenan’s book for info on Busch’s time at the Swiss boarding school.In chapter 9, page 107, she has a 3 sentence blurb on that. The next line reads as follows; “He came back to the States in 1970 and attended Wayne State University for a year” (I believe Marney is referencing the 1970-71 school year). I thought to myself, “Gee, I wonder if Busch took any Geology classes”!
Although Shelden obtained his MS in 1962, he later did teach classes and substitute taught at the school. Did he teach any classes in the 70-71 school year? Although info on Busch for his time in Switzerland is scarce, from what I’ve seen, the monster known as Chris Busch was born and bred in that school. He was a full blown pedophile by the time he returned to the states. He could no longer sexually molest the young sons of the rich and powerful and would have to settle for what the Cass Corridor had to offer. In this regard, the same precepts that held for Shelden were also true for Busch. The Wayne State campus itself would offer zero potential sex partners, whereas across the street the Cass Corridor was a prime hunting grounds for young victims.
When Busch came back, he had been out of the US for at least 7 years and wouldn’t have known any potential targets in the Cass Corridor. He’d need some help on this. He would have had a lot of help though, in the form of the friendly, local neighborhood child traffickers/pimps. We know many of the names. They could always hook him up with what he craved. Busch established these connections very early on in his return to Michigan and likely maintained them the rest of his life. It has been a topic of debate and conversation as to how did all the OCCK creeps know each other. I suspect Wayne State is the answer. By its location, it brought together in immediate proximity the main players of the 3 layers of the OCCK gang, 1) N. Fox Island (Shelden), 2) the Oakland Co. kidnap/disposal crew (Chris Busch) and the Cass Corridor bunch.
I would argue the Chris Busch’s pedophelia was more a family tradition, enhanced by years in boarding school. I have also gotten word over the years about Wayne State students people suspected were trafficking kids. It was easier and bigger money than selling illegal drugs, and god knows the odds of getting caught or prosecuted were exactly nil.
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The Lawson/Lamborgine investigation continues to reveal tentacles in the Detroit suburbs. Page 89, lines 37-48, December 2006, reveals a 1977 victim of Lamborgine who called police after he saw press on Lamborgine. He will later appear in the Busch investigation as he was a victim of Busch and later a lure for Busch and Greene. This victim will later tell police that Busch forced him to have sex with a boy who looked like Tim King; that he saw a photo of a boy who looked like Tim King tied up in the back of Busch’s car; and that after the sexual encounter, he was with Busch when dropped Tim King off at Lamborgine’s house.
Remember, at this time in the investigation the names Chris Busch, Greg Greene (and Arch Sloan, for that matter), have not yet surfaced.
September 2006 – February 2007:
Today marks 14 years to the day I contacted Det./Sgt. Cory Williams at the Livonia Police Department concerning the information given to my by childhood friend and neighbor Patrick Coffey concerning admissions by Southfield polygraphist Larry Wasser concerning a man who was involved in killing my brother Tim.
Some five months later, after pulling teeth with Wasser, who first denied he ever had a conversation with Pat Coffey and then claimed not to remember being retained by attorney Jane Burgess to polygraph this fat, disgusting pedophile son of high paying client H. Lee Busch from GM hierarchy, we learned the client was Christoper Brian Busch. And that his birthday was July 31, 1951.
Det. Williams correctly observed that it was like the Universe was saying “Happy Birthday, motherfucker” to Chris Busch when I contacted Williams on July 31.
July 31. Happy Birthday, motherfucker.
Some asked for a copy of this affidavit for search warrant in support of the search of the old Busch family home in October 2008. I scanned it, so I figured I would also post it again today.
The search warrant was executed almost a full year after the name Christopher Busch surfaced decades after his family, attorneys and private polygrapher, not to mention Bloomfield Township PD, Birmingham PD and the Michigan State Police, L.Brooks Patterson and Richard Thompson, believed this fuck would never be spoken of again. A year to execute a search warrant. That’s what happens when the MSP and OCP wade in.
It was also right at the tail end of Prosecutor David Gorcyca’s term serving Oakland County. We all know who stepped in for way too many years after that.