The Oakland County Child Killer

Season 3, episode 1

Oakland County, Michigan. Between 1976 and 1977 four children were abducted and murdered. Mark Stebbins, Jill Robinson, Kristine Mihelich and Timothy King. They were held from 3.5 – 19 days. Their deaths were considered the work of a killer or perhaps a team of killers working together.

Forty years later and law enforcement is no closer to closing the case. We look at the victims, the crimes, the investigators and the families left behind.

4 thoughts on “The Oakland County Child Killer”

  1. Thanks for covering such a famous Michigan unsolved murders case. I used to work with a sibling of one of the Oakland County Child Killer’s victims and he had interesting theories on who did it and why the case has remained unsolved.

    On a technical side note, your voice is predominantly coming out of the left channel on this episode. It’s usually mixed in the center.

    Glad you’re back!

    1. I would love to hear those theories, send me an email host @

      I used a different audio set up to record and I noticed the shift. Going to change some things around for next week see if that fixes it.

      thanks for the feedback!

  2. Hi, Nina, I hope at this point that my comment will be seen by you only (not looking for hype, and I’m almost embarrassed to share any of this). First of all, I happened to stumble on your site re: Oakland Co., and you wrote a very thorough article! Wish I had some definitive info for surviving family members, but I don’t. Just writing to let you know my oldest sister was married to John Busch (they both died in the summer of 2001). John, you may know, was one of Chris’ brothers, and he and my sister had 2 sons (who deserve to be protected). Anyway, “believing something” doesn’t make it a fact, but my sister always believed Chris was guilty; she sensed the Busch family knew, too. So sad for the victims’ families, who must still agonize for truth; I pray they are all people of faith. PS. I did have a couple email-exchanges about 10 years ago with a woman who was writing a book–was that you??

    1. I am not writing a book. I think that Chris Bucsh was a very sick man who did some very troubling things. I cannot say specifically if he is guilty of murder.

      Please accept my condolences on the loss of your sister. I also wish your nephews well. We cannot choose our family and I have no desire to cause trouble for innocent relatives.

      If you would like to email me, host at already gone podcast dot com. I appreciate you reaching out.

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