Records relating to Robert Joe Childs, d/o/b February 13, 1976

Eric Rachner filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Eric Rachner

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Please provide copies of any and all records that relate to Robert Joe Childs, born February 13, 1976, also known as Robert Vincent.

Please interpret this request as including all records concerning Childs, especially including any in which Childs corresponded with FBI in any capacity, such as informant or witness. This request also explicitly encompasses any records relating to any payments, compensation, or rewards provided to Childs, of any kind, and for any purpose.

For assistance in locating responsive records, I note that Childs is reported to have worked with FBI and Seattle Police Detective Samuel Dejesus, among others, as a witness in various matters in the Pacific Northwest.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Eric Rachner

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Rachner,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at or If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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