Mark Stebbins, 12 [2/15/1976] Southfield/Oak Park, MI (strangled, sexually assaulted)
Jill Robinson, 12 [12/22/1976] Royal Oak, MI (shot in the face with a shotgun)
Kristine Mihelich, 10 [1/2/1977] Berkley, MI (smothered)
Timothy King, 11 [3/16/1977] Birmingham, MI (suffocated, sexually assaulted)
Cynthia Cadieux, 16 [1/15/1976] Roseville, MI (bludgeoned to death) (could not find a picture of her)
After 35 years of investigation and waiting, 4 new pieces of evidence were announced in 2011:
1. White animal hair connects all four cases.
2. A DNA match from new hairs discovered on one of the victims leads to this new suspect.
3. Police find a startling drawing at a suspect’s home.
4. A police report surfaces from the 1970s that sent investigators looking around a northern Michigan cottage Tuesday afternoon.
Christopher Brian Busch (who committed suicide in 1978)
James Vincent Gunnels
DNA found on Kristine Mihelich was matched to Gunnels. Busch and Gunnels were apparently childhood friends. At least one family member of one of the victims believes Busch was the killer.
Cold Serial: Oakland County Child Killings
Wikipedia: Oakland County Child Killer
SKC Gallery: Oakland County Child Killer
EXCLUSIVE: New Person Identified In Oakland County Child Killer Case
Oakland County Murders
Report: Kzoo man tied to 1970s killings
ooking for ‘The Babysitter’: DNA evidence links parolee to Oakland County child killer case
Oakland County Child Killer
Family members of the Oakland County Child Killer’s victims talk about their frustrations
Grand Jury To Hear Oakland County Child Killer Case
Major Developments In Oakland County Child Killer Case
Defenders find new evidence in Oakland County Child Killer case
Photos released of Oakland County Child Killer suspect’s suicide scene
Portraits in the Snow: The Oakland County Child Killings…Scandals and Small Conspiracies
A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Search for a Child Killer
Crime In Michigan, including: James Strang, Michigan State University Student Riot, Oakland County Child Killer, Benton Harbor Riots, Francine Hughes, Rum-running In Windsor
Dark Minds: The Babysitter Killer
Filed under: crime, high profile, murder, murder in the 20th Century Tagged: | 1976, 1977, child sex crime, DNA, homicide, Michigan, shooting, strangulation, suffocation, The Babysitter Killer, unsolved serial murder