"As the people searched throughout the day, the police were not helpful in any way in organizing the search or directing it. It was a do it yourself project. One search team after another would return to the house to give us a report. The report was the same at each search site...the police chief [Cooney
] would arrive use a loud speaker and say to the crowd: Go home folks, the kid is probably just a damn runaway."
- Why Johnny Can't Come Home, page 5
Robert C. Wadman
Former Omaha, Nebraska Police Chief
[Troy Boner Steps Forward] "What I told Gary Caradori in the original taped interviews Gary had with me was the truth. It is still the truth. From about age 14 to 17, I was seriously involved in sexual and drug and related activities with a wide range of individuals but primarily and specifically Alan Baer, Larry King, Robert Wadman
, Peter Citron, Eugene Mahoney, and others of prominence and wealth whom I will identify for any legitimate investigative officials who seriously wish to correct the problems and stop the conduct these individuals are and were engaged in rather than cover up that conduct."
- The Franklin Cover-up, page 308
according to Senator Loren Schmit and the Nebraska Franklin Investigation was a major figure in pedophile activity in the Omaha area as well as a major figure in the cover up. Shortly after the legislature had formed the Franklin Investigative Committee, Schmit received a threatening phone call from Wadman stating: I've got something on you.
- Why Johnny Can't Come Home, page 201
"The Police Chief [Orval Cooney] kept telling me that the FBI
would not be entering the case. I decided to call the local FBI
office and request an agent to come to my home. They sent Special Agents Ed Mall and David Oxler. When they arrived they sat down at the table and told me they would not be entering the case because, in their words WE HAVE NO CRIME. I responded, I have no son, he was kidnapped, you have all the information from the witnesses, kidnapping is a Federal Crime. The agents informed me the Police Chief, Orval Cooney had briefed them telling them there was no need for them to enter the case."
- Why Johnny Can't Come Home, page 8
"The day came when America's Most Wanted
were about to air the program. I received another call from Paul Sparrow saying the FBI
contacted them and told them to KILL THE GOSCH STORY."
- Why Johnny Can't Come Home, page 134
"I realized this young man [Paul Bishop] was definitely part of a powerful organization, which has the ability to gather extremely detailed intelligence data on ordinary people. So I listened intently to what he was proposing. He explained that I would be asked to supply information, give frequent press conferences to keep Johnny's story alive, so they could continue to pursue the investigation (supposedly?). He asked to travel, giving presentations about the case and sharing information from private investigative reports. How ironic the local police and the FBI were not interested but the CIA
was. He claimed the CIA
was in the process of investigating a very large organization, responsible for kidnapping children in our country and internationally (See The Finders
- Why Johnny Can't Come Home, page 61