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Over 13 months in 1976­-1977, four children were abducted in the Detroit suburbs, each of them held for days before their still-warm bodies were dumped in the snow near public roadsides. The Oakland County Child Murders spawned panic across southeast Michigan, triggering the most extensive manhunt in US history. Yet after less than two years, the task force created to find the killer was shut down without naming a suspect. 

The case “went cold” for more than 30 years, until a chance discovery by one victim’s family pointed to the son of a wealthy General Motors executive: Christopher Brian Busch, a convicted pedophile, was freed weeks before the fourth child disappeared. 

Veteran Detroit News reporter Marney Rich Keenan takes the listener inside the investigation of the still-unsolved murders - seen through the eyes of the lead detective in the case and the family who cracked it open - revealing evidence of a decades-long cover-up of malfeasance and obstruction that denied justice for the victims.

©2020 Marney Rich Keenan (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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  • JT
  • 10-09-20

Fantastic, gripping review of this terrible case.

I've been waiting for a book like this on this awful case for years. This I can honestly say is it. HIGHLY recommended.

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  • Trump16
  • 11-10-20

A very well written book that shows great compassion for the families

I was born around the time these murders took place. I remember my family talking about it in the early 80’s and my dad explaining why he would not let me ride my bike into town alone and how awful things can happen as we lived near the area these things happened. This book sadly reveals how Lady Justice in not blind as we have been told and there are two different tiers of the justice system — one is in place to protect those in high positions. As hard as this was to hear, the book was laid out and told so well, Witt great compassion for the victims families. There really is no such thing as closure but I think this book tells the truth about who did it. May God give grace and peace to families.

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  • Miked9746
  • 06-10-20

Good book... hard to follow, though.

The book was good. Besides the cringe worthy mispronunciations, the narrator was awesome. The book is PACKED with characters, so it was a little difficult to keep up with who was who, but I would recommend it, none the less.

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  • WJD
  • 29-09-20

Repetitive somewhat but excellent Detail

Some serious corruption! We must end Electoral College so the people who get put in office actually represent the popular votes and we get some honest, decent, respectable individuals who do not exclude the middle class and the poor and who are non racist people in office. So many government agencies are controlled by politically corrupt elite, especially in law enforcement!

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  • Ed Jones
  • 18-09-20

Laborious

This book offers a seemingly endless recitation of the manner in which children were sexually violated. I gave up halfway through after becoming weary of slogging through an over abundance of details that never moved the story forward.