STATE OF MAINE 43-YEAR COVER-UP OF

MIKE COCHRAN MURDER

FEBRUARY 18, 1981

INDEX
Mike with nephew,
Jamie Michael
 
PHOTOS OF MIKE'S LIFE
School Days
His years with Linda
With his Family
His World

MY SON
 
PHOTOS AFTER MIKE'S MURDER
Cottage before Arson/Murder
Cottage after Arson/Murder
Memorial Service
VIDEO DEPOSITION OF FIRE INSPECTOR  WILBUR RICKER
Fire Inspector Wilbur Ricker
video deposition #1
Fire Inspector Wilbur Ricker
video deposition #2
Fire Inspector Wilbur Ricker
video deposition #3
VIDEO DEPOSITION OF FIRE
CHIEF NORMAN HERRIN
Fire Chief Norman Herrin's
video deposition  #1
Fire Chief Norman Herrin  shows where he saw a man fleeing into the woods away from the murder scene.  #2
NEWS ARTICLE
This is my struggle

18 February 2019
WVII Channel 7

Mom talks about 1981
Dedham homicide
My many years of trying to get justice for my son, Mike.
1980
1981
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
2002-2004
2005
2006
2007
2009
2011-2012
2017
2018
2022
Cold Case Foundation Meeting
MIKE COCHRAN
43 years ago today.
 
FIGHTING FOR JUTICE
 
MY TWENTY-FOUR YEAR OLD SON, MIKE
 
Maine State Police Det. Kenneth MacMaster says
"TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE"
BING
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD reported on December 3, 2017 that "Kenneth MacMaster, a former Maine State Police detective who wasn’t assigned to the Cochran investigation but knew the victim and many of the people involved, agreed with the victim’s mother that the case was mishandled. In an interview last month, he called the case a “travesty of justice,” and said the details were etched into his memory. After MacMaster offered to share those details, though, he stopped returning a reporter’s calls and emails." Mr. MacMaster, I am now nearly 88 years old and have suffered my son's murder for nearly 43 years, half of my life. Please tell me what you know about what happened the night Mike was murdered that is etched in your memory. Please tell me! Tell me why the State of Maine would not investigate Mike's savage murder.  What did they do wrong the night Mike's life was taken? I beg of you please tell me!

A Sept. 5, 2006 letter from State of Maine Deputy Attorney General William Stokes informing me that "there remains tremendous difficulties with prosecuting this case particularly in view of the fact that the "homicide scene" was not treated as such until a significant period of time after your son’s death, potentially jeopardizing important evidence in the meantime."  I have evidence that disputes Stokes information.
State of Maine Cover-up of Mike Cochran Murder
JUST A DOG IN MAINE
FBI Investigates Maine State Police
 

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COLD CASE FOUNDATION UNCOVERED INVESTIGATES MIKE'S  MURDER
AND CAVES TO THE COVER-UP
 
I contacted a Cold Case Organization in June of 2022 trying to find  justice for my son. Their website was so impressive with many Investigative and Forensic teams. They accepted Mike's case and I worked for months with Cathie Vallas-McKinzie who was Victum/ Advocate/Executive Assistant at that time. Last November she said they wanted to let me know the results of their investigation and set up a zoom meeting. This was after they had contacted Law Enforcement in Maine  During the meeting, the Arson Investigator denigrated me and my years of work on my son's murder. He said that  Mike wasn't murdered that it was an accident. The same as I was told when Mike was found in 6 day old fire rubble in 1981. The Deputy Executive Director told me to find something else to do with my life.  I was completely devastated and it has taken a full year for me to start working on my son's brutal murder again. Their website still has Mike's murder listed as an unsolved murder as well as the Maine State Police website for unsolved homicides.  Gerald Coleman, a great Maine State Police detective, was assigned Mike's case in 2002, 21 years after his murder. He starting investigating Lionel Cormier and told me Cormier was guilty of Mike's murder.  But Cold Case Foundation Arson Investigator  Bryan Crumb told me that Maine fire investigators (32 year veteran Fire Chief Norman Herrin and forty three year veteran Fire Inspector Wilbur Ricker ) didn't do a good job of investigating the fire. Crumb denigrates these two Maine experts that were at the arson/murder scene and makes himself the expert while saying it was just an accident.  And to top it all off Cold Case Foundation Deputy Executive Director Dean Jackson tells me to find something else to do with my life.  

Recent communication from Maine Attorney General's Victim Advocate. I put this here to show that this also contradicts Cold Case Foundation's finding that Mike's death was an accident and that I need to do something different with my life.
From:
Date: February 6, 2024 at 2:10:45 PM EST
To: mcbreairty03@yahoo.com

Subject: Connecting

Good afternoon,

I am reaching out to you this afternoon as I have been assigned as the victim advocate to the unsolved homicide cases in our office....  I’d like to introduce myself and offer to set up a time to talk by phone, if you’d like....  I would like to share my hopes and intentions as well as learn more about Michael.  If you would like to set up a time to talk further, please let me know what days and times work best for you. If you prefer to email, that works as well.  I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.   

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