Tip Investigated In Oakland County Child Killer Case
Police: Man May Be Link In Case
A new tip in the Oakland County child killer case has police investigating.
Michigan State Police raided a Lincoln Park home last week after receiving a tip from a federal inmate.
A task force is working to bring evidence against the owner of the home, Randall Raar, 59, who they said may be linked to the Oakland County child killer case.
Inside the home, police found letters written to serial killers, child pornography, 8 mm film dating back to the 1970s, computer files and a sex slave dungeon equipped with shackles and a jail-like door that locked from the outside, Local 4 reported.
Raar is considered a link in the case, and a task force is currently collecting evidence to eliminate him as a suspect in the slaying of four area children.
Raar's background includes charges of child sexual misconduct dating back to 1970, when police said he impersonated a talent scout for a modeling agency to meet girls. His most recent arrest was in 1984 for having sex with a minor, according to police.
The task force met on Thursday to discuss the case. They will go back to the Lincoln Park home to serve another warrant.
Task force members of the Oakland County child killer investigation said there are 10 suspects on the list, but Raar was not one of them; they hope Raar can help them figure out who the child killer is.
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