Jan 10, 2011
Through the efforts of the victim’s families and at great expense, the “unsolved” Oakland County Child Abductions and Murders of 1976-77 have finally been solved – 30 years too late.
Family of three of the dead children worked together to expose the cover up. They say that the Michigan State Police knew “the truth and [have been] withholding it due to influence by important and wealthy individuals who believe that the law does not apply to them.”
On the front page of the Detroit News on 12/28/2010, family members released State Police documents they obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
These records, coupled with multiple disappearances of key physical evidence, point to a cover up.
And they also point to Christopher Busch – the youngest son of a prominent General Motors Financial Executive – as the killer.
The records clearly show that law enforcement officials had enough information to charge Busch BEFORE the 4th child was killed – but did nothing.
No, worse – they released him out on the street to kill again. After that, Chris Busch committed suicide in November 1978. In his bedroom closet, police found bloody ropes and a drawing of the first victim.
When a reporter asked the father of the 4th murdered child if it had been worth the $11,000 that the State Police charged him for these documents, the father replied: “It was Tim’s college money.”
The brutal and horrendous crimes were reinforced by another horrible crime – the police cover up. In this society where money and social position rules, the lives of four murdered children counted as nothing.