In September 1979 Kim King slipped away from her friends house, made a late night call to her sister and was never seen or heard from again.
Could her case be related to the Oakland County Child Killer?
In 1977 Carson McDowell was a 43 year old married father of two. An executive at General Motors. A family man, friend and neighbor.
So why did he end up tortured and murdered by the side of the railroad tracks in Ferndale? Why was his case so hard to solve?
May, 1975, two cousins, Scott Hardy and Mark Mellendorf walk from Mellendorf’s home in Lapeer County Michigan to Tody Lake for some fishing.
When the boys don’t return home, their parents raise the alarm and searchers scour the woods for hours trying to find the young boys. The next morning, a tracking dog makes a horrific discovery on the southern end of the lake. Both boys are dead and there is a killer on the loose in this idyllic community.
Days later a second boy, Willie Walters, takes his fishing gear to Kearsley Creek, he too doesn’t return. His battered body is discovered the next morning.
These horrific crimes happened just a few miles north of the hunting grounds favored by the Oakland County Child Killer in 1976-1977.
In 1991 and 1992 a small community in the upper peninsula of northern Michigan was rocked by the brutal murders of two women.
It would take a break in at the home of a third woman to bring this unlikely murderer to justice.