February 21, 1983: Charles Keith Bowen's statement
to Prince Beasley re: Helena Stoeckley
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McCain Correctional Institute
McCain North Carolina
February 21st 1983
"I Charles Keith Bowen make the following statement to retired Detective P.E. Beasley of the FayetteVille N.C. Police dept on my own free will and that no promises were made to me to do so.
"Shortly after the MacDonald murders at Fort Bragg N.C. on Feb 17th 1970. I talked with Helena Stoeckley aboyt the murders, which she brought up her self. She stated that she was in the house at the MacDonalds. She stated to me that she knew who did the killings and saw it happen, She never said who was with her. She appeared to be bragging about it. I knew Helena very well also Kathy Perry. They were very close friends. Also the pictures and composites that Mr. Beasley has shown me. I know them also, but can not put names on all of them. I do know that these people belonged to a black witch craft cult that was in Fayetteville at the time.
"These people were very close knit and stuck to gather. Also the young girl that was with this group, she was only about 14 or 15 years old. She wore a large hat and tried to look hippie, with the head band. She was known to me only as "Tinkerbell" The MacDonald murders was the talk of the town. The Police was so hot behind the hippies that most of them left town. I was not a member of the black cult in Fayetteville although I knew them well
"I was at 908 Hay Street many times, but I did not paint the picture of Christ on the wall. But I do remember seeing the portrait, and being an artist my self, I will have to say it was very good art work."
"I remember seeing Helena Stoeckley in a faded out yellow car, it was all most white. The man she was often with was Greg Mitchell. And they were seen togather by me on many occasions along with the people that I recogonize in the photos and composites. I have no reason to believe that Helena was lying to me when she told me of this.
"I make the following two page statement to retired detective P.E. Beasley of the Fayetteville N.C. police dept on my own free will and have been made no promises.
"Signed by Charles Keith Bowman
"Witness - Prince E Beasley