OAKLAND COUNTY CHILD KILLER: Child Killer: Murder in Michigan TV -
127,496. For more than four decades someone has gotten away with murdering murder. Others have gotten away with a massive child abuse ring. But what if some of the same people were involved? (Murder & Paedophilia) Child Killer: Murder in Michigan I, Really 2019
127,497. Decades of silence are finally broken. (Murder & Paedophilia) ibid.
127,498. 1976: Mark is a quiet likeable kid … ten hours later still no Mark … They launch a door to door search … The autopsy found Mark was smothered to death … and he had been sodomised. (Murder & Paedophilia) ibid.
127,499. The police investigating Mark’s murder have no idea there is any connection to North Fox island … Michigan state police in St Clare County begin to uncover the grotesque goings on at North Fox island – a boys’ camp for troubled teens. (Murder & Paedophilia) ibid.
127,500. Jill Robinson just seems to have vanished … Jill was laying on her back fully clothed and wearing her blue knapsack – there was a gunshot wound to her face … Jill hadn’t been sexually molested. (Murder & Paedophilia) ibid.
127,501. Christine: Nineteen days after she went missing, about seven miles from Berkley on a dead end street in Franklin village, a mailman spots something in a ditch. (Murder & Paedophilia) ibid.
127,502. Seven days after the cops most promising suspect Christopher Busch was released from custody, 11-year-old Tim King … like all three victims his body was described as being meticulously cleaned … The killer dumped Tim’s body in neighbouring Wayne County. (Murder & Paedophilia) ibid.
127,503. A year after the fourth victim Tim King went missing, the largest task force in US history shuts down. (Murder & Paedophilia) ibid.
127,510. Brother Paul’s Children’s Mission on North Fox island – a charity to help troubled teenage boys. (Murder & Paedophilia) Child Killer: Murder in Michigan II
127,511. A failed polygraph is not enough to arrest Ted Lamborgine. He’s the most promising lead in decades. (Murder & Paedophilia) ibid.
127,684. Four children abducted, held captive, and then murdered … What if the killer has been there all along? Few Detroiters can forget the winters of 1976 and 77 when a shadowy killer held its suburbs in a grip of fear. Four children abducted, held for days, then smothered and dumped in snowy ditches. For their families it’s been a living hell. Child Killer: Murder in Michigan III
127,685. What Detective Williams doesn’t tell them [families] is how much he and the task-force already know about 25-year-old Christopher Busch of Bloomfield township … ‘He had been charged for molesting kids in four counties at the same time.’ ibid.
127,686. The Kings don’t hold back: they claim the paedophile Christopher Busch, the son of a GM executive, killed 11 year old Tim, someone the police questioned and released three weeks before their brother was abducted and murdered. ibid.
127,687. The hair found on the first victim Mark Stebbins and the fourth victim Tim King share the same partial DNA: they’re likely fromt the same person. ibid.
127,890. For over forty years four Oakland county families have wondered who abducted and murdered their children. Child Killer: Murder in Michigan IV
127,891. March 2009: The mislabled hair … [a passenger of] mechanic, tow-truck driver and convicted paedophile Arch Sloan: that hair matches three hairs found on the first and four victims … So who is the mystery passenger who was riding in Sloan’s Bonnyville in the late seventies? … Contradictory information and years of silence make it harder to know where the truth lies. ibid.
127,892. The case has stalled. ibid.
OAKS, HAROLD murder: Great Crimes & Trials TV - William Boyd -
15,648. The British colony of Bahamas was very much a backwater ... 8th July 1943 its peace was to be shattered. At this palatial house the body of Sir Harry Oaks, the colony’s richest citizen, was found by his friend Harold Christie who had been staying the night ... He found Sir Harry’s half-burned body lying on the bed with a bloody wound on his head. Great Crimes & Trials: Sir Harry Oaks
15,649. The Duke and Duchess [of Windsor] despised most of the people they were forced to mix with. ibid.
15,650. De Marigny [son in law] was astonished to be arrested and charged with the murder. ibid.
15,651. Not guilty by a nine to three majority. ibid.
82,126. Sir Harry Oakes was a multimillionaire, the richest man in the Bahamas. He had made his fortune with gold mines he’d discovered in Canada and was seeking to protect it by living in a tax haven. He was something of a local philanthropist but his main concern was always his money and how he could keep it intact and untaxed. On the morning of 8 July 1943 his body was discovered in his bed. Sir Harry had died from blows to the head made with some sort of spiked club. Then his body was covered in petrol, the down from a pillow tipped over it and the bed was set on fire. But, even though the body was badly scorched, the fire didn’t take. All the evidence was there. The local CID made an urgent call reporting the murder to the governor of the Bahamas – who just happened to be the former king of England, Edward VIII, now His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor ...
And so I did, years later, in my novel Any Human Heart (2002). Among the many things the novel contains is a full account of the murder of Harry Oakes, the identification of his murderer and the crucial role played in the case by the Duke of Windsor and how he did his utmost to pervert the course of justice and condemn an innocent man to death. It’s a measure of the enduring infamy and controversy of the case that it was still capable of ruffling feathers four decades later. William Boyd, article The Guardian 13th November 2010
OBARA, JOJI: Real Crime TV - Crimes that Shook the World: Lucie Blackman Murder TV - BBC News online -
106,300. A young women missing without trace six thousand miles from home. A family’s desperate battle to find their daughter. And a dramatic search that led police to a killer and rapist. Real Crime with Mark Austin s7e7: Death of a Hostess, ITV 2008
106,301. Lucie’s destination was Tokyo … Part of Lucie’s job was to meet customers for dinner dates before her shift began … Lucie’s disappearance would spark a desperate search that would expose the dark side of Tokyo’s nightlife, a search that would lead to the capture of one of Japan’s most notorious criminals. ibid.
106,302. Joji Obara: they charged him with raping five women who’d worked in hostess bars … he’d been preying on hostesses for years. ibid.
106,303. When they search through his apartment police found as many as two hundred tapes on which he was seen raping different women. ibid.
15,652. A young British girl suddenly disappears whilst working as a hostess in Tokyo. Her father is in despair and angry at the official Japanese response. Crimes that Shook the World: Lucie Blackman Murder, ID 2013
15,653. The biggest criminal hunt in Japanese history ... The deadly fantasies of a millionaire playboy ... A beast with a human face was finally brought to justice. ibid.
15,654. Found in a cave by the Pacific coast. ibid.
15,655. Fifty-five-year-old Joji Obara is found guilty on all eight counts of rape and the rape and killing of Carita Ridgway. But on the charges relating to Lucie Blackman he is acquitted. ibid.
82,127. A Japanese businessman has been convicted of abducting British woman Lucie Blackman. Joji Obara, who has also been convicted of killing Australian Carita Ridgway and eight other rapes, was described in court as a 'beast with a human face'.
Between 1992 and 2000, Joji Obara attacked a number of women, drugging them before raping them and, in the case of Carita Ridgway, killing them.
He was earlier cleared of killing Lucie Blackman, but on appeal, Tokyo’s High Court has now found him guilty of her kidnap and of mutilating and concealing her body.
A wealthy property developer, who had inherited much of his money from his father, Obara had hit hard times during Japan's recession in the early 1990s.
Whether his money troubles led to a personality change is unclear but they certainly coincided with his crimes. BBC News online article 24th April 2007