10 year old Valerie Bishop was assaulted, raped and stabbed near a vacant home about a block from where she lived with her family on Detroit's west side. The Oakland County Child Killer task force was in effect at this time and they declined to pursue or investigate Valerie's murder. Detroit police arrested a local man, 30 year old Moses Potter in the days following her murder and it seemed that the case was solved. Potter, who was recently separated from his wife, was an unemployed college student studying at Wayne State University. He lived in a duplex directly behind where Valerie's small body was left in the snow. When police searched Potter's home they found bloodstained blue pants, a witness had seen a black man wearing blue pants in the alley around the time Valerie was killed. Using 1977 investigative techniques, they determined the blood on Potter's pants was the same type (O+) as Valerie's. They could not match further due to scientific limitations. When a preliminary hearing is held in the case, Potter is released by the judge for lack of evidence. He makes the dismissal without prejudice, so if Detroit Police find more evidence, they can charge him again. No one else is ever arrested or charged in her murder. The case remains open, 42 years later. Valerie's mother and siblings are still in the area and hope for resolution to this long cold case.