Missing Woman 911 Call/Radio Interview
Lie detection is not just about being able to detect deception but also focuses on being able to detect truthfulness. When someone goes missing everyone should start out as a suspect. Being able to detect truthfulness as well as deception could help an investigation progress more quickly.
Katelyn Markham, a 22 year old college student from Fairfield, Ohio, disappeared on August 14th, 2011.
John Carter, the fiance of Katelyn Markham, is a prime suspect in the investigation. In a radio interview Carter stated that he understands that the Fairfield Police Department have not ruled out any suspects and that anyone close to her will be under investigation.
The couple, who have been together for 6 years, was planning on getting married after Katelyn graduated from college this September.
Carter has yet to do an in-person interview. Below is the 911 call and a radio interview he gave a week after the mysterious disappearance of his fiance.
In the radio interview Carter stated, “I don’t need a lawyer because I did not do anything” He also uses the past tense in reference to Katelyn, “They [her parents] really loved her…”
We blogged in the past about “statement analysis”. Our Determining Mental States from Tone of Voice Part 1 and Part 2. talks about the analysis of verbal statements to identify meaningful content areas where “there is more to the story than is being told”
To listen to Carter’s radio interview with Sloanie and Tracy click the video below.
Click on the video below to listen to the 911 call from John Carter reporting his fiance missing.
Also take a look at another statement analysis, from Susan Constantine, of a recent 911 call.
What are your thoughts on the 911 call and the interview?
Do you detect Truthfulness or something else?
- Fiance Has ‘Gut Feeling’ Missing Woman’s Alive (abcnews.go.com)