Chapter 66: Conclusion: Part One

Based on my Story I have concluded that Christopher Busch was involved in the OCCK murders. Until Oakland County will answer our questions, the King family will always believe the Oakland County Prosecutor provided results favorable to the father of the murderer rather than to the families of the victims. Paul Walton told us on June 25, 2012 that the Oakland County Prosecutor had no evidence exonerating Busch (Chapter 63). When they completed and filed the search warrant affidavit on October 28, 2008 the Oakland County Prosecutor, the Wayne County Prosecutor and the Michigan State Police all thought Busch was the best lead they had reviewed to that date.

Except for the murder of 6 million Jews by the German government, I cannot envision a more hideous death than that imposed on Tim. My children remember my warnings to Tim not to enter a stranger’s car. Once he was in the car, either forcibly or voluntarily, this eleven year old boy knew what was coming. He had no ability to protect himself from sexual abuse or the hands that suffocated him. Marion, Cathy, Chris, Mark and I have lived with these thoughts since 1977.

In addition to my conclusions of what I have told you to date, from time to time I will list the questions I would like answered. Please be patient with me as I summarize my conclusions and list my unanswered questions.

Mike Goetz, the Republican candidate for Oakland County Prosecutor, has told the King family he will provide answers to us.

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  1. Muriel Schwartz

    I may have said this before… I was living in Livonia at the time of all this …and the father of a friend managed apartments in the Bloomfield/ Birmingham area. He said the killer was the son of a well known automotive exec and details were hidden d/t the status of his father.

  2. Kate

    I concur with all I have read. A travesty. So very sorry what Tim, the others, and your family have been through for decades now. Just know there are many who still care, have never ever forgotten, and hope you get your answers. God bless.

  3. Jeremy Press

    Mr. King:

    As I have said many times, you are a hero to me. I agree 100% Busch was involved some way in these murders. There are too many things that point in his direction. I just feel that there were others working with Busch, he couldn’t have done this alone.
    Everyday, I pray to God that you get the answers to solve these crimes, and hope that Mike Goetz is true to his word when he gets elected. Nobody can ever put themselves in your place , I cannot imagine what you and your family have gone through. For people my age who were 11/12 years old in the late 1970’s these crimes will stay with us forever, part of my childhood was destroyed because of them. I wish you all the very best.

  4. Terri

    Mr. King,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray you and the other families get the answers you have long deserved. What was done to the children was horrific and truly “changed the world” for many, many people. I was your daughter’s age at the time and it definitely affected not only me but how I raised my children. The fact that no one has come forward and told what someone must have known is unbelievable. I truly hope someone reads your posts and finds the courage to do the right thing.

  5. Nancy

    Mr. King, my heart goes out to you and your family. I cannot imagine what a nightmare you have lived for over 40 years. I do have a question, somewhere I had read that the MSP did a recent search of Busch’s home (2008-2010) somewhere around that date, looking for possible DNA. Have they ever sent you the results?


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