December 2, 1982
Statement of Shelby Don Harris to William Moran (FBI)
November 2, 1982
I was born June 23, 1948 at Bell County, Kentucky. I completed the 8th grade and later received a G.E.D. high school diploma while in the U. S. Army.
In February, 1970, I was in the U. S. Army assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I did not know nor have I ever known Dr. Jeffrey Robert MacDonald, Colette S. MacDonald and their two daughters whose names are unknown to me. I have no knowledge of nor did I participate in the murder of Colette S. MacDonald and her two daughters. The only information regarding these murders I have is what I learned from the news media and from being interviewed by the FBI.
While stationed at Fort Bragg, I met Helena Stoeckley through casual acquaintances. We had no personal relationship but did have mutual friends. I did see and talk with her on occasion in and around the Fayetteville, North Carolina area. Helena Stoeckley, in my opinion, was a very unstable person who liked to be the center of attention. She would twist the truth to suit her own purpose. I do not know why she would claim that I had anything to do with the murder of Dr. MacDonald's wife and two children. I have nothing to hide and can furnish no information regarding these murders. I am willing to take a polygraph examination to prove that I had nothing to do with these murders and do not know the identity of anyone involved in them.
I have read this statement consisting of this page and one other page and I sign it below because it is true.
/Shelby D. Harris/ 12-02-82
/William F. Moran/, Special Agent, FBI
/Francis M. Cristina/, Special Agent, FBI