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Short Study File #70

Note: Translation of the document following scanned page

The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site: Short Study File #70

Note from Christina Masewicz: Translation of the above document as I read it to be
The part marked above is bold in the translated copy


Note from Christina Masewicz: Translation of the above document as I read it to be
The part marked above is bold in the translated copy

Statement Of WO1 Robert B. SHAW, Jr., taken at Fort Bragg, NC dated 16 Dec 70

Several people outside, investigators and medical people I believe, I am not sure about that. Well, I went in to the place and I spoke briefly to MAJ PARSONS and the Military Policeman and asked them where IVORY was, and they told me he was in the back bedroom. So as I went through the quarters, I made observations into the rooms that I could see and in the given light conditions, and I contacted IVORY. I got a very brief synopsis from him as to what he though had occurred, what information he had, and what actions he had taken. I was senior to IVORY at that time in rank, but there was a man senior to me at that time at the scene also. That was also an investigator, Carl BLACK. It was my action at the time to go ahead and allow IVORY who was the duty investigator to have complete charge of the scene. In fact, at one point, not too long after I had been in the quarters, I told him, "You are in charge of this scene until you are relieved, so what do you want me to do," and he gave some instructions, and I said, "All right, now everyone else who is at the scene should get these same kind of instructions from you." He said "I will take care of it." What he had asked me to do was to start processing the south bedroom for evidence. So, I went and I did that.

Q:  Go ahead and explain in general after you processed the bedroom for evidence, what did you do then?

A:  Well, I was -

Q:  Did you search outside, did you go into other activities?

A:  While I was doing this, this detail in the south bedroom, sketching and making observations I noted that Joe Grebner, who was the chief of CID at Ft Bragg had arrived at the scene and I went outside to make contact with him, and see what his feelings were on this thing. He spoke briefly and I brought him up to date on what information I had and what it looked like to me, what my opinions were about this incident, and, I recommended to him that he call Ft Gordon. I went back to the south bedroom and continued. IVORY came to me an hour later and asked me to go outside and assist in the search of the outside area. It was beginning to be just a little bit light and we wanted to see if we could find any evidence outside. So I did and without going into a great amount of detail I discovered what were later shown to be some of the murder weapons, in fact it was a 31 inch wooden club, an ice pick and a knife. After this was done, I continued with  strict observations in the investigation outside looking for footprints and so forth, and then I returned to the quarters and continued processing the south bedroom.

Q:  So from 17 Feb 70 until what time were you directly involved in this investigation; either in the collection and preservation of evidence or interviews, interrogations and other investigative work?

A:  I was involved in this investigation until, well I would have have to say, until on or about the 15th of August; either in collection and preservation of evidence or in interviews and intarrogations, seeking expert guidance, running evidence to the laboratory, and that sort of thing. Writing reports and what have you. I did not do anything else of substances other than on this case.

Q:  Mr. Shaw, let us direct ourselves to the specific allegations that have been made and we will trust the allegations of Mr. Albert [sic] KASSAB first. During your activities in this investigation, did you notice that COL. KRIWANEK, who was the ft Bragg Provost Marshal at that time, failed to properly supervise both military police and CID during the investigation?



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