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History of the land where blue Gremlin was found buried

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(08/21/13) - Michigan State Police are working to crack one of the state's biggest murder mysteries - the Oakland County Child Killer Case.

A key piece of evidence could have been buried in a field on Baldwin Road, in Grand Blanc Township.

Now, investigators are turning their attention to past property owners. Today, the property is a brand new retirement community called Grand Reserve. Before that, several people had their names on the deed. The question is, what was this land used for?

Pat Phillips and her husband moved here three months ago for the quiet life. A 55 and older community was just the ticket. But a surprising discovery brought police right next door.

"They spent a day and a half, all night, searching," Pat said.

Crews were building a new home next door to Pat and found a heap of metal, including parts of a blue Gremlin.

It sat there for a month, until a neighbor remembered the blue Gremlin involved with the Oakland County Child Killings and called police.

In the late '70s, four children were abducted and found dead. One of the victims was seen talking to a man in a blue Gremlin.

Pat snapped a few pictures while photographing her new home, not even realizing the significance.

"You can tell by the pictures it's all chopped up. It doesn't just disintegrate," she said. 

That leaves everyone with big questions.

Before Grand Reserve moved in, several different people had their names on the deed. During the '70s, the name Neddie M. Allmon is on the deed, with several others.

They appear to be part of a group called The Allmon Company, formally known as Central States Engineering Corporation.

Police and neighbors tell us this area was used for farming, so it's possible pieces of the land were leased out.

"It was common practice in the old days to dig a big hole and take garbage and bury it," said Lt. Michael Shaw, of the MSP, second district.

There were several parts from several vehicles in the heap, but until police finish analyzing the parts, there's no telling exactly what they unearthed.

"Hopefully like the other people have said, this will be closure for the families," Pat said.

Police say it could be a long while before they're done analyzing those car parts.

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