Over the next thirty-six (36) years, police agencies
received over 20,000 tips and generated well over 500,000 pages of
documents. But the murders were never solved. During this time, dozens
of chiefs of police led thousands of police officers in Oakland
County’s cities, townships and villages. Four (4) Oakland County
Prosecutors also served in office during this time: L. Brooks Patterson
until 1988; Richard Thompson until 1996; David Gorcyca until 2008; and
Jessica Cooper since 2009.
Throughout those years, many
conspiracy theorists surfaced, spinning false leads and misinformation
into wild speculative theories - some of which sounded cogent until it
is was determined that facts were taken out of context and woven into
disjointed and unsupported fictions.
So the cases remain open
today. But now, there is a renewed and intense investigation being
conducted by an expanded Task Force that was first created in 1977.
following are questions and answers that may clear up some of the
misconceptions that continue to surface and circulate about these