PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) - The father of one of the Oakland County Child Killing victims from the 1970s says he is now more convinced than ever that he knows the identity of his son's killer.
Barry King believes his son Timmy was murdered by Christopher Busch, the son of a former General Motors executive and that there may have been a cover-up.
Busch has been dead for more than 30 years, but after scouring thousands of pages of police records, King is more convinced than ever that Busch had a hand in his son's murder. "If I was sitting on a jury right now and that's all the evidence I had I would say that Busch was involved," King told Action News.
King suspects Busch, a convicted pedophile who committed suicide in 1978, is the elusive Oakland County Child Killer who murdered his 11-year-son Timmy and three other kids.
All 4 children were abducted and murdered in the mid 1970s. Their bodies, cleaned and fully dressed, were found dumped along roadsides.
Barry King came to his conclusion after reviewing 3,400 pages of investigative records he got from the Michigan State Police. Police tried to keep the records secret but King got them under court order through a Freedom of Information lawsuit.
"I did not find anything in the 3,400 pages which would have absolved Christopher Busch and I found some corroborating evidence that I wasn't aware of until I went through it which makes me more and more suspicious Christopher Busch was involved in my son's killing," King said.
Christopher Busch was convicted of raping four children and was under investigation by the Oakland County Child Killer task force in the 70s until he passed a polygraph test.
King says he suspects there was a cover-up in this case, because records that police told him no longer existed, were later given to him by third parties.
"I'm surprised that looking at this case, when Christopher Busch has been dead for over 30 years, why everybody seems to think he's got more rights than my family of the families of those other children," King told Action News.
The police records obtained by King say kids who we're molested by Busch and his partner Gregory Greene told police the two men would drive them around and have them lure kids closer to the car by talking to them.
King says Busch's father, a prominent General Motors executive, paid off some victims to keep them from talking to police and Busch himself got off very easy.
"I don't understand to this day how you can be found guilty of criminal misconduct against minors four times and not spend a day in jail and yet your cohort, Greene, was sentenced to live in prison," King said.
Captain Harold Love from the Michigan State Police declined to comment on the release of records.
Love says leads are still being followed in the Oakland County Child Killer case but he won't say whether the Chris Busch lead is one of those they are still pursuing.
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