Frances Shelden was an extremely wealthy Michigan businessman who was involved in an international pedophile ring. He was allowed to flee the country, because law enforcement looked the other way and was apparently too busy to investigate him and his pedophile connections regarding North Fox Island. He decided to disappear when he realized he was going to be questioned regarding these crimes.
He was protected at the very highest levels of the government, most likely the CIA type level.
“Another of the many confidential sources with whom I had contact was Trenton Parker who played a key role in CIA activities in the Caribbean.
To qualify Parker for use in financial operations, the CIA obtained employment for him with New York Stock Exchange brokerage firms from 1971 until 1974 in California and Colorado. While in those positions, he supplied confidential information to the CIA on customers’ accounts and transactions. Eventually he opened his own brokerage firm as a front for the CIA through the SEC and NASD.
This is similar to the operation described to me by CIA operative Gunther Russbacher in which Russbacher received training at Mutual Life Insurance Company and then incorporated and operated a number of CIA financial institutions headquartered in Missouri. These institutions had offices throughout the United States including Denver, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Traverse City, Michigan.”
Why Traverse City? Traverse City is a small community on Lake Michigan (the area has grown extensively.) This small influential community appears to be a hub for various illicit things. Like perhaps acting as financial conduit for things going on in the immediate area. The Petoskey/Charlevoix area, where Shelden owned a home, is a stone’s throw away from Traverse City.
“I keep forgetting that these crimes and the N. Fox Island crimes took place under the watch of not only L. Brooks Patterson and Oakland County local law enforcement, but also on the watch of Michigan A.G. Frank Kelley and Governor William Milliken (native of Traverse City).“
It is a interesting to note that there is/was a huge psychiatric hospital in Traverse City (its since been turned into stores, offices, etc.) that employed many people in the town back in the day.
Then there is the curious fact that James Dudley Ramsey, father of John Ramsey, and grandfather to JonBenet Ramsey, was head of the Michigan Aeronautics Commission from 1957 until 1979. This was the period that Shelden had the airstrip constructed and was flying both children and pedophile clients to North Fox Island.