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The Case of When At First You Don't Succeed.....

In her book, "Why Johnny Can't Come Home," Noreen Gosch writes about a man who contacted her just six months after Johnny's disappearance claiming he worked with a government agency that was investigating pedophile organizations.

George Paul Bishop (often known just as Paul Bishop) claimed he was a "CIA asset" and arrived in Des Moines in July of 1984 to offer his assistance to the Goschs. Before he left, he provided, through his investigation, a detailed map of the kidnapping scene. Bishop, according to Noreen's book, often called the Gosch home from the Washington D.C. office of Sen. Charles Grassley, with whom Noreen had worked on Johnny's case.

"Many times Paul Bishop would call me from Sen. Grassley's office and, when finished speaking with me, he would hand the phone to one of Grassley's aides who I was familiar with," Noreen recalled in her book, published in 2000. "That convinced me Paul was an accepted visitor on the Hill in Washington."

Based on this, Noreen believed that Bishop was responsible for securing her invitation to testify before Sen. Arlan Specter's Hearing on Organized Crime and its Relationship to Kidnapping at the U.S. Capitol. Bishop, in fact, picked Noreen up from her D.C. hotel and accompanied her to the hearings.

Bishop became close to Noreen, even referring to her as "Mom," but suddenly, in 1985, he disappeared from the scene. The phone number he'd left was no longer valid and no one knew how to contact him. No one had seen or heard from him in almost 20 years, until he was suddenly arrested on Feb. 4 of this year in Virginia, after police allegedly found an explicit video of a 16-year-old boy in his home.

Detectives searched Bishop's home and found the tape after receiving a complaint that he was allowing teenage boys to drink and use drugs on the premises.

Noreen wonders now if Bishop was on the wrong side of Johnny's case all along. Was he involved in the kidnapping and merely running a smokescreen at the time to prevent discovery? Was his recent arrest an effort to keep him quiet about the larger story? A threat?

Or was he honest from the beginning and his recent arrest merely an effort to discredit him before he reappeared and started making noise and threatening to expose the powerful people involved?

Either way, Bishop seemed to know a lot about Johnny's disappearance in 1982, and his sudden eappearance on the scene coinciding with the outing of Jeff Gannon, the death of Thompson and the arrest of another man
involved with the case (below) is too much of a coincidence for some to accept.

"It's very common to set someone up and arrest him to discredit him," says Rothstein.


When Noreen went to the congressional hearing she prepared a letter...In that
statement she used the "Bishop Map" saying that it was a ransom did
she purjure at the hearing or just make up Bishop for her book????

-- Edited by Mariah on Thursday 12th of November 2009 08:33:29 PM


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Note: Noreen stated in her book that she last saw Johnny the night before and
that she had told him that he could not go alone oh his route....that she was
surprised that he had not woken his father to go with him....

If you are a mother and in a marriage with dificulties you would think that she
would have an internal clock go off to wake her up around the time that Johnny
should be waking his father....

How big was the house....could one hear others walking around...

Was Noreen sleeping in a seperate bedroom...then how did she know?

If she was sleeping when did she awake up and was the time difference
for Lenoard to get up..leave the house and come back?

Noreen must have believed that hers was the last word...Johnny asked to
go alone...did not want to be with his father....Leonard told he he could go
alone...did not want to be with his son...Noreen said no must go with your

You would think that in a rocky marriage with tension between father and
son...mother insisting they go together would have discussed it with
Leonard after Johnny went to mention if that happened...and
knowing that Johnny should not go alone and may defy Noreen....why
did she not go with him...why not make sure Leonard was up...or
go herself....

-- Edited by Mariah on Thursday 29th of October 2009 06:40:24 PM


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I am inclined to believe that there were no witnesses...Leonard was called by the neighours waiting for Johnny to deliever their paper...Lenoard went looking for Johnny and found his wagon and delivered the papers then went home...Now we
have the WMPD saying no witness...we have a 44 yr old man who did nothing
when he saw Johnny thrown in a CAR?????...

"The Article

Noreen was called by this reporter saying he was doing the story about Johnny(Nov.09)..It was apparent from the beginning that he had not done any sort of preparation for this interview. Noreen told him not to do the story and select another kidnapping story...

He based his first and last work on the authority of the WDMPD. At one point in the conversation with the police representative the reporter was told " there were no witness's in the Gosch case"..

That is a lie which is being circulated by the WDMPD. There were in fact 5 witness's who saw the man, the car and finally one witness who saw Johnny thrown into the car...One witnessd was a 44 year old attorney, who later became a judge in Des Moines..."

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