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The Murders of Colette, Kimberley and Kristen MacDonald

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October 29, 1975: Excerpt from Department of Justice Summary of Recollections of Franz Grebner, Commanding Officer of the CID

Note: The text that is circled in the document below, is underlined in the translation of the document. It is my opinion that the text was circled by Fred Bost who was a supporter of MacDonald until his death.

Translation of the document following the scanned page


The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site: October 29, 1975: Excerpt from Department of Justice Summary of Recollections of Franz Grebner, Commanding Officer of the CID

Note: Translation of the document as I read it to be
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In February of 1970, Mr. Grebner was the Commanding Officer of Detachment B with the third Military Police Group which is called Criminal Investigation Division for Fort Bragg. Under his supervisor are the CID agents Ivory, Shaw and Paul Connolly, as of 1970. On the morning of February 17, 1970, he received a call from Bill Ivory, who is the duty investigator for the dates of February 16 and 17, As a result of this call, he went immediately to Fort Bragg to 544 Castle Drive, where Ivory said an incident involving the death of a woman and two children had occurred. He Arrived there around 4:45 to 4:50 that morning and Mr. Ivory was the CID man in charge of the premises at that time. Upon his arrival, he met Mr. Shaw on the front lawn and they spoke briely. Other people were outside the quarters and were conducting an outside search. Besides the CID personnel, there were also certain MP personnel in the area. Mr. Grebner recalled that as he pulled up the street it was quite congested and there was no place to work. He remembers that there was a military policeman at the front door and MPs also inside the front door. Major Parsons was standing between the living room and the dining room and a military police sergeant was standing at the end of the hallway. Sergeant Alexander, who was a member of the 1(illegible)5th Military Police Detachment was there as a photographer for the photo lab in the role of backup. When Grebner arrived, Alexander was in one of the back bedrooms doing some photo work. Grebner stated that he left premises before the bodies of Colette, Kimberley and Kristen MacDonald were moved and went back to his office, because many things had to be coordinated done outside of the immediate crime scene. Efforts had to be made to contact not only the FBI but the Fort Gordon Laboratory. The local police detectives also were notified and some of them came of them came in off leave to his office and offered their assistance. Quite a few patrols were out looking for people who might have committed the murders because descriptions had gone out over the radio to the military police vehicles. Suspicious individuals were being picked up and brought to the office for questioning and identification photography. Descriptions were also given to civilian authorities as well and they were picking up people, and photographing them, and identifying them. The area that was to be


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