TOPIC: Investigators

Franz Grebner

Chief of Investigation for Fort Bragg.  Prior to the MacDonald case, Grebner had been an investigator for 19 years, and he was the supervisor of the original CID investigation.  Franz Grebner died in 1986.

William Ivory

CID Duty Investigator and the lead agent in the original investigation.  In 1971, Ivory was recruited by the CID to join the reinvestigation team and he was inducted into the CID Hall of Fame in 2007.

Robert Shaw

CID investigator who worked with Ivory in collecting the trace evidence at the crime scene.  Prior to the MacDonald case, Shaw had been an investigator for 7 years.  Grebner, Ivory, and Shaw questioned MacDonald on April 6, 1970.  Robert Shaw died in 2001.

Jack Pruett

Colonel Pruett was the CID's Director of Internal Affairs and the supervisor of the CID reinvestigation from 1970-1972.  Pruett provided case updates to Freddy Kassab and, in his presence, he allowed Kassab to conduct experiments at the crime scene.  In 1997, he was inducted into the CID Hall of Fame.

Peter Kearns

Chief Warrant Officer and lead investigator of the CID reinvestigation.  In 1971, Kearns and Pruett questioned MacDonald, Kearns provided case updates to Mildred Kassab, and Kearns was also present when Freddy Kassab was allowed inside 544 Castle Drive.  Kearns authored the 10,000-page CID reinvestigation report, he produced and narrated a film on the case, and he later presented that film to the Justice Department.

Paul Connolly

CID criminal investigator and partner of William Ivory prior to the MacDonald case.  Connolly interviewed MacDonald at Womack Hospital on February 17, 1970.

Richard Mahon

CID criminal investigator who was a member of the CID reinvestigation team.  Mahon and William Ivory interviewed suspects Helena Stoeckley, Greg Mitchell, and Bruce Fowler.

Robert Bidwell

CID special agent who was a member of the CID reinvestigation team.  Bidwell and Mahon engaged in a series of interviews with Helena Stoeckley in December of 1970.

Mike Pickering

CID criminal investigator who was a member of the CID reinvestigation team.  Pickering assisted in the questioning of suspect Cathy Perry.

Jack Bennett

CID criminal investigator who was a member of the CID reinvestigation team.  Bennett and Pickering interviewed Perry, and they questioned several women as to the nature of their relationships with MacDonald.

Raymond Madden

FBI special agent who conducted a majority of the post-trial interviews with suspects, potential witnesses, and forensics experts.  Raymond "Butch" Madden died in 2012.

Ted Gunderson

Private Investigator who worked for MacDonald from 1980-1983.  Gunderson was retired from the FBI when he took the case after 27 years as a special agent for the Bureau.