Oakland County Child Killings Timeline

A narrative chronology of the OCCK investigation 1970s–present. This is a work in progress and will be periodically updated. Its purpose is not to reach conclusions, examine theories or "solve" the murders but to present a comprehensive (not exhaustive) sequential account of case history. Timeline displays best full-screen (keystroke F11). Legend at bottom right. Where precise dates are not known they are marked "Approx." or given plausible date range. • Sources: Appelman, J. Reuben, "The Kill Jar," Gallery Books (2018); Broad, Cathy King, "What the Hell is the Deal with the OCCK Investigation?" https://catherinebroad.blog/; Catallo, Heather, and others, investigative reports, WXYZ TV (2008–present); Cianci, Julia, "After the Snow: The Oakland County Child Murders and the Search for the Killer," essay (2009); Cribari, M.F., "Portraits in the Snow," Outskirts Press (2011); Keenan, Marney, "The Snow Killings," Exposit Books (2020); King, Barry, "A Father's Story," http://afathersstory-occk.com/; King family, "Decades of Deceit," video presentation (2013), https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNS4CbUu_ILm5mIa2jBGAXDQS3mhT93pL. Other sources include various websites, and documents provided by investigators. Suggested reading: An authoritative account of the case is found in Keenan's "The Snow Killings": https://expositbooks.com/product/the-snow-killings/  • Created by D. Lightfoot, Feb. 2020 •  Contact: OCCKtimeline@gmail.com

1970s

June 22, 1974 - June 26, 1974

August 2, 1974

January 31, 1975

December 28, 1975

January 1, 1976

January 15, 1976 - January 16, 1976

January 20, 1976

January 21, 1976

January 30, 1976

February 1, 1976

February 11, 1976

February 14, 1976

February 15, 1976

February 15, 1976

February 19, 1976

February 19, 1976

February 22, 1976

March 1, 1976

March 29, 1976

May 7, 1976

May 7, 1976

May 29, 1976

July 23, 1976

July 25, 1976 - July 31, 1976

July 29, 1976

August 1, 1976

August 2, 1976

August 7, 1976

August 11, 1976

September 13, 1976

September 23, 1976

September 27, 1976

October 7, 1976

November 10, 1976

December 1, 1976

December 17, 1976

December 22, 1976

December 26, 1976

January 2, 1977

January 19, 1977

January 21, 1977

January 25, 1977

January 26, 1977

January 26, 1977

January 28, 1977

January 28, 1977

January 31, 1977

February 1, 1977

February 3, 1977

February 18, 1977 - February 27, 1977

February 20, 1977

February 22, 1977

February 25, 1977

March 1, 1977

March 3, 1977

March 4, 1977

March 9, 1977

March 12, 1977

March 16, 1977

March 17, 1977 - March 21, 1977

March 17, 1977

March 19, 1977

March 20, 1977

March 22, 1977

March 30, 1977

April 1, 1977

April 4, 1977 - April 11, 1977

April 11, 1977

May 27, 1977

June 14, 1977

July 29, 1977

August 13, 1977

September 20, 1977

October 28, 1977

April 18, 1978

May 8, 1978

August 7, 1978

November 14, 1978

November 20, 1978

December 12, 1978

December 15, 1978

1980s

January 1, 1980

January 15, 1980

January 29, 1985

October 30, 1986

January 1, 1987

February 1, 1988

September 13, 1988

June 19, 1989

1990s

September 1, 1991

December 29, 1995

March 2, 1996

July 1, 1996

September 2, 1999

2000s

January 26, 2005

August 24, 2005

January 1, 2006

July 17, 2006

September 6, 2006

September 20, 2006

April 20, 2007

November 30, 2007

February 27, 2008

July 3, 2008

October 10, 2008

October 28, 2008

March 1, 2009

March 26, 2009

August 10, 2009

August 11, 2009

October 26, 2009

2010s

January 8, 2010

March 10, 2010

October 1, 2010

December 2, 2010

December 15, 2010

January 1, 2011

July 17, 2012

July 1, 2015

May 1, 2018

February 28, 2019

2020s

July 25, 2020

October 5, 2020

November 19, 2020