The Walled Lake Killer and the Shoe Tree

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Four children were murdered in Oakland County, Michigan in 1976-1977. The small rural county was paralyzed with fear as a killer preyed upon their children.¬†Folklore has that in the 1970’s the Walled Lake Child Killer would kidnap children from the Walled Lake Amusement park pictured above.

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He or she then allegedly took the children to the tree at night where he murdered them, tossed their shoes up in the tree, and buried the bodies in a nearby field. The tale is reportedly an urban legend, but the fact remains that there was a shoe tree and the deaths have never been solved. The killer was never captured. Perhaps he or she moved on to another town.

Yes, I know that these shoe tree posts are a bit of an odd departure for #ThePhilFactor, but stick with me and the mystery will soon be revealed.

3 responses to “The Walled Lake Killer and the Shoe Tree

  1. I m a mystery fan. I’m sticking around for the solution.

  2. I grew up in walled lake, first time I heard this was when i was like 6, I think its possible.

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