For 13 months between 1976 and 1977, an unnamed serial killer targeted and murdered at least four children if not more. Dubbed the Oakland County Child Killer, this person was responsible for the grisly deaths of Mark Stebbins, 12; Jill Robinson, 12; Kristine Mihelich, 10; and Timothy King, 11. At least two of the murders included sexual assault.
Timothy King’s parents turned to the media. His father appeared on television to beg for his sons safe return during his disappearance. His mother wrote a letter to the Detroit News and promised to serve him his favorite meal, Kentucky Fried Chicken, when he came home.
His body was found in a shallow ditch six days later. His skateboard, which he had been using when he went missing, was placed beside him. His clothes were neatly pressed and washed, and the worst part postmortem analysis showed that Timothy had eaten fried chicken shortly before he was murdered.
The murderer was never found.