Murder in Paradise: TJ Ward to Solve the Case of Casey Scott MacPherson

August 18, 2019 (Fresno, CA) – “It doesn’t matter how famous you are,” quips T.J. Ward, the private investigator who has followed leads on The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway since 2005, “when a murder takes place on an island outside of the jurisdiction of the U.S., and tourism is at stake,no local authority will search for a perpetrator

. It’s bad for business.” Pronounced dead December 30, 2018 on UK’s idyllic Island Harbor, Anguilla, actor and producer Casey Scott MacPherson and childhood friend Caleb Guillory, both 37, succumb to a fatal dose psychostimulant MDA (more commonly seen in its derivative form, MDMA, or “ecstasy”).

Known for The Perfect House (2013), The Bold and the Beautiful (2015) and The Hotel Barclay (2013), MacPherson and his wife, Barbara, packed up and left Fresno, California in 2018 for the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, where Casey could fulfill his lifelong dream to study medicine. Childhood friends Caleb Guillory and Chuck Gross, along with their wives, came to visit during Casey’s medical school winter break. As the six walked from the beach following dinner and drinks, Casey and Caleb became tragically ill; “they were taken by ambulance to Princess Alexandra Hospital” and pronounced dead a short time later.

Family friend, Kara Schacher, received a call from Barbara and booked a flight to the island to help them. She found the four survivors of the group locked in separate cells, lacking food and water, or any assistance or contact with the U.S. Consulate. In order to secure their release, the return of their passports, and the bodies of Casey and Caleb, they had agreed to accept a formal apology by the Island Commissioner for the “tragic accident.” The bodies were taken to the neighboring Island of St. Martins and cremated. Only then, the questions began.

According to Casey’s father, Fresno radio producer Charlie MacPherson, “This wasn’t simply an accident. Casey was poisoned.” Moreover, the story of what happened that fatal evening kept changing. When Charlie found out that Casey’s life insurance was significantly increased prior to his move to Anguilla, the family contacted the U.S. State Department suspecting foul play, but documents were scarce, and his immediate family was not considered “next-of-kin.” Curious, Charlie asked, “What if the closest next-of-kin is the person who had the most to gain from Casey’s death?” The State Department refused to answer or take any further questions from MacPherson.

Charlie had been following the casework of private investigator T.J. Ward, who faced similar issues in Aruba after 18 year-old Alabama teen Natalee Holloway was drugged by a bartender at the request Joran Van der Sloot, a local Judge’s son – and godson of the Dutch island’s chief of police; the basis of a 2017 six-part series on NBC’s Oxygen Network, the location of Natalee’s body remains a mystery. According to Ward, “Nothing adds up about the deaths of Casey and Caleb. It’s quite clear the Royal Anguilla Police’s first priority was simply to make the deaths go away.”

Ward and his team of experts plan to return to the island to investigate, tasked with the duties not carried out by the island’s government or law enforcement, and outside the traditional reach of United States authorities. “These operations can be very dangerous, but there can be no closure until we bring to light why Casey and Caleb were killed.” A GoFundMe Campaign has been set up by the MacPherson family and friends. All funds will go toward the costs of the investigation. “We will be documenting our journey and investigation,” adds Ward, “and expect this case to be solved.”


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The Murder of Childhood: Inside the Mind of One of Britain’s Most Notorious Child Murderers

25th Anniversary Edition | 17 October 2018 | Published by Waterside Press | Paperback


A ‘lost work’ is now finally back in print.

“The Murder of Childhood” describes Ray Wyre’s ground-breaking work with sex-offenders and tells the disturbing story of child serial-killer Robert Black. Drawing on Ray’s audio-recorded interviews with Black, and with unique access to the nationwide police investigation, the book paints a troubling picture of how dangerous paedophiles like Black were left free to target and abuse their victims. It is now:

• Ten years since sex-offending expert Ray Wyre died (Founder of the Gracewell Clinic).
• Twenty-five years since the interviews with child killer Robert Black in this book.
• Forty years since Devon newspaper girl Genette Tate ‘disappeared into thin air’.

For this new and updated edition, Ray’s widow, Charmaine Richardson, has written a powerful call for his work to be continued, while original co-author Tim Tate has meticulously re-visited both Black’s story and reveals continuing problems in the investigation and treatment of sex offenders. The new edition includes:
• the further conviction of Black (now also dead) for killing Jennifer Cardy
• developments in police methods
• a continuing failure to protect children from paedophiles
• how Ray Wyre’s call to learn more about sex-offenders, their methods, and strategies of denial, distortion, deflection of blame have gone unheeded
• political regression in protecting children.

Wyre was the only person Black opened-up to – not to the police, courts, his lawyers or anyone else. It analyses his murders of Susan Maxwell, Caroline Hogg and Sarah Harper (as well as his implied confession to Wyre of killing Genette Tate).
Critically the authors challenge the failure of government to enhance child safety by abandoning the pioneering treatment of sex-offenders, developed by Wyre to protect future child victims.

‘A tribute to the extraordinary skill of Ray Wyre … who possessed a unique ability to enter the mind of offenders and by doing so provide the evidence which would bring to an end years of offending and unsolved crimes.’ Richard Monk, Commander, Metropolitan Police and UN Police Commissioner in Bosnia and Kosovo (Review of 1st Edition).

Tim Tate is an award-winning documentary film-maker, investigative journalist and best-selling author, who worked with Ray Wyre for 20 years.
Charmaine Richardson is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who married Ray Wyre in the late-1990s. Her life with him forms a central part of her own 2018 book, Pick Up the Pieces (Please see or request separate Press Release).
All enquires or to put in touch with the authors please contact:
• Bryan Gibson on 01256 882250,