New evidence released in Oakland County Child Killer case

Prosecutors say no evidence links Christopher Busch to Oakland County Child Killer

Author: Kevin Dietz, Local 4 Defenders, @KDietzLocal4
Published On: Jun 25 2012 05:44:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 26 2012 04:28:28 PM EDT
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. -

Prosecutors are opening new files about specific evidence and suspects in the Oakland County Child Killer case.

Part of 6,000 pages of evidence in the case were made public under the Freedom of Information Act. Prosecutors are being allowed to speak out about specific evidence in the case.

Top Oakland County prosecutors Jessica Cooper and Paul Walton have been openly discussing specific evidence in the murders of Mark Stebbins, Kristine Mihelich, Jill Robinson and Timothy King. The four children were held captive for days before being murdered in 1976 and 1977.

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"They weren't bloody. They weren't dripping and there was no sign of blood," Cooper said.

More than 30 years since the crimes, top prosecutors now are coming forward to put a stop to false claims and rumors about the case. Prosecutors say they have tracked down the scientist who analyzed the ropes found at the home of suspect Christopher Busch.

"He conclusively told us that he was aware of these facts and that had there been any blood on that rope or ligature he would have sent it on to the evidence unit," said Walton.

The prosecutors say the families of the victims and media outlets continuing to push Bush as the Oakland County Child Killer have misinterpreted public documents and have not seen the real evidence.

"There isn't a piece of evidence that we can point to and say Mr. Bush killed Timothy King, Jill Robinson, Kristine Mihelich or Mark Stebbins," said Walton.

"I keep seeing things in the media that are just so wrong, so inappropriate," said Cooper.

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