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A New Break in the Oakland Child Killer Case

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mark D. Stebbins, 12, of Ferndale; Jill Robinson, 12, of Royal Oak; Kristine Mihelich, 10, of Berkley; and Timothy King, 11, of Birmingham. All were victims of the Oakland County Child Killer in the 1970s. / Associated Press

Mark D. Stebbins, 12, of Ferndale; Jill Robinson, 12, of Royal Oak; Kristine Mihelich, 10, of Berkley; and Timothy King, 11, of Birmingham. All were victims of the Oakland County Child Killer in the 1970s. / Associated Press

Police investigating the Oakland County child murders of the 1970s have found genetic evidence linking two of the victims to hair found in a car. It’s being called a real breakthrough in the case, which has gone unsolved for over 30 years. WDET’s Pat Batcheller spoke with Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper who announced the discovery yesterday. She explains what investigators found and why it’s important.

Anyone with information that could solve the case may call 1-800-442-7766.