The Oakland County Child Killer Case To Be Subject of New Documentary Film

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Film to dispel misinformation surrounding murders and looks at new evidence in 35 year old cold case.

OCCK Film LLC is proud to announce pre production on “The OCCK”, a feature length documentary set to begin shooting in December.

The film will explore the infamous case of The Oakland County Child Killer, a 35 year old serial murder case in suburban Detroit. 4 children, ages 10-12, were abducted and killed by the killer or killers in a fourteen month period in 1976 and 1977.

The case attracted international attention and has the distinction of being the largest manhunt in United States history up to the date. 98,000 tips poured in to the specially formed task force, 19,000 people were interviewed, and yet no arrest has been made, or conviction achieved. No one was above suspicion; barbers, milkmen, Postmen, even Priests and Policemen were reported to the task force’s special ‘tip line’.

Writer/Director Jim Killeen thinks the film can shed new light on the case “This case has so many fascinating twists and turns the public is simply not aware of. The film will tell the whole story and include never before revealed information”.

As for the killer or killers, Killeen commented that “There are some recent suspects that the police are aware of that we will highlight in the film, but the truth here does not appear to be neat or convenient. Someone out there knows the truth, whether or not they were directly involved with the killings”.

J. Reuben Appleman, story editor on the doc states “I know from my own investigation, the case is convoluted and cross-grained, but what once seemed impenetrable is now showing holes in the armor. This case can be solved by public inquiry and demand, and threatens to become either Suburban Detroit's greatest failure or greatest contemporary success, depending on the audacity of those willing to continue to investigate”.

Jim Killeen is the creator of ‘Google Me’ (2008) a documentary that explores the relationship between a person and their name by meeting 6 other Jim Killeen’s after a Google search. The film was widely distributed and can still be seen online. Jim was proud to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Jim was raised in Birmingham, Michigan and was a 3rd grader when his neighbor Tim King became the last victim of the killer, taken from their neighborhood drug store.


For further information, please refer to the film’s website: or contact film creator Jim Killeen directly at 310-666-3770.
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