August 21, 1974
FBI File re: Aug. 19, 1974 report re: Dr. Ian Wilson and Pat Comisky
Scans of original transcript
Dr. Ian C. Wilson, M.D., 622 Smedes Place, Telephone 833-2477, furnished the following information:
Wilson stated he is a psychiatrist and is employed by the North Carolina Department of Mental Health Services. He maintains an office at Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina, Telephone 829-5227.
During the period, 1967-1972, he "moonlighted" and did psychiatric work at Women's Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, for the North Carolina Department of Corrections (NCDC). It was in this capacity that in mid-1971, he had occasion to see an inmate of Women's Prison, Pat Comisky, a white female, then approximately 18 years of age, approximately 5 feet 5 inches, approximately 120 pounds, with blonde hair, collar length and blue eyes. Her father retired from the United States Army and his last assignment was Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Her home address, not specifically recalled, was Fayetteville, North Carolina.
It is believed she was convicted of a drug violation.
As best it can be recalled, it was toward the end of 1971 during a regular period of treatment at which time she was complaining of flashbacks as a result of use of LSD.
Comisky stated that she saw people being stabbed and blood all over the place (a near quote if not an exact quote). Dr. Wilson asked Comisky if she had ever seen anyone stabbed to death, but Comisky never gave a direct answer to that question, but related the following:
She was with a girl friend, name not recalled, if stated, when three boys in a red sports car came to them. Two of these boys were white and one was black. They went to an apartment where another white male was. They started drinking beer and taking LSD. During their partying, she discovered she had missed her curfew (apparently curfew was part of her probation on local charges) and called her father who was to enforce the curfew, and falsely told him that she was having supper with the wife of her attorney, name not stated. She thereafter called the wife of her attorney to tell her what she had told her father and was advised that her father had already contacted the attorney's wife and was advised that she, Comisky was not there. The attorney's wife admonished Pat Comisky for attempting to involve her (the attorney's wife) and thereafter Comisky described to Dr. Wilson her hatred for the attorney's wife, stating as best he could recall, "I would have liked to have killed her." Comisky then related that they all, except her girl friend and possibly the male whose apartment they were in, left noting how bad the others were from the LSD they had taken as they apparently had not taken it before. She related they drove around the streets of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, because it was near where she had formerly lived when her father was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Comisky mentioned stopping at a house, but never stated that she or the others entered the house. She indicated they drove a distance in the car and had severe hallucinating experiences from LSD.
Dr. Wilson stated while she was relating these facts it came to his mind that she was involved in the case involving Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald.
On that occasion or perhaps on one of the other consultations with Comisky, she stated she liked better clothes than prison clothes and even had a white floppy hat, which Dr. Wilson stated was utilized in the killing of the MacDonalds as related in the newspaper.
Dr. Wilson saw Comisky on several occasions after that meeting noted above, perhaps a dozen altogether over about a two year period. She was still convicted to Women's Prison when Wilson left his "moonlighting" job in July, 1972.
Dr. Wilson stated he never specifically asked her about the MacDonald crime because he stated he was scared she might become aware that he suspected her possible involvement and also because of medical ethics which prohibits a physician from divulging information furnished to the the physician during consultation.
He left his work with the North Carolina Department of Correction, July 31, 1972, because the information which he was receiving from some of his patients "got to him."
Dr. Wilson stated Comisky appeared to be very, very sincere in what she was telling him and which was related above. She was diagnosed "drug dependency" not a schizophrenic.
Dr. Wilson stated at a later date, Comisky advised she had almost killed somebody with her own hands.
Dr. Wilson stated although he takes pride in the accuracy of his records and pride in the completeness of his records, it is possible that the records of North Carolina Department of Correction will be skimpy as it pertains to Comisky and the information above because he feels that it defeats the purpose if information furnished by a patient in confidence is set forth in prison records.
Dr Wilson stated at the time this information was furnished to him by Pat Comisky, he believed she was relating to him information concerning the MacDonald killings which as best he could recall had taken place approximately a year and a half prior to date of his pertinent interview with Comisky. He again stated he had had a tough decision to make to come to the FBI inasmuch as the information may be superfluous, but that he wished it be resolved whether or not Comisky was involved in the MacDonald killings.
Dr. Wilson furnished a personal history statement which indicated he was born August 1, 1921, at Edinburgh, Scotland, is married with four children and became an American citizen, November, 1965.