Saturday, May 5, 2012

#IsabelCelis: Statement Analysis Of Celis TV Appearance by Kaaryn Gough

The following is analysis of the parents of missing 6 year old Isabel Celis by Kaaryn Gough.  If you wish to know what information came from the interview, let Analyst and Investigator Kaaryn Gough take you on a journey through the parents' own words.

MAY 4, 2012


Statement Analysis is not evidence. It is an investigative tool that can gather information and help direct investigative efforts. A person is innocent until proven guilty in a recognized court of law.

Language Notes:
The subjects, Sergio Celis and Becky Celis use the following language:
taken”– 0 times
kidnapped” – 0 times
find” – 1 time
“We're desperate in finding out information.”
look” – 3 times
“that little sleepy look as she was walking by.”
“And to whomever did this, please, look at her. Look at her.”
search” – 0 times
*It should be noted that Becky Celis uses the present tense at all times when referring to Isabel. This strongly suggests she believes their daughter is alive. 
  1. AC: Isabel's parents, Sergio and Becky , are now joining us exclusively this morning. Good morning to both of you.
  2. SC: Good morning.
  3. BC: Good morning.
  4. AC: This is our first chance to really get to know a little bit about your daughter, Isabel . What do you want to tell us, Becky , about your girl?
  5. BC: She is a girly girl. She loves to get her makeup on and paint her nails, do your nails, do my nails, do her hair. She loves to put , um-- she loves to go out and play with her brothers, um play hard in the dirt and then come back in and get herself all girled up again. And um, she's very caring. She– loving little girl  who loves to come and give mom and dad hugs all the time, tell us we love her -- or that she loves us. A beautiful baby girl .
    1. She is a girly girl”—not “Isa (or Isabel) is a girly girl”. It is expected and normal for a parent to use a child’s name. 
    2. She loves to get her makeup on”—not “She loves to get makeup on” indicating that Isa enjoys this activity. “her” suggests Isa has her own makeup. 
    3. She loves to get her makeup on”—not “put”. “get” as in “get made up” suggests that someone else may have put the makeup on.
    4. “…and paint her nails, do your nails, do my nails,…”—note the order: she does 1) “her nails” first, 2) “your nails”, 3) “my nails”. The order suggests that the subject considers “your nails” to be more important than “my nails”. 
    5. your nails”–– Three possibilities:
      1. “your” = Ann Curry
      2. “your” = undisclosed individual
      3. “your” = generalization and no one in particular
Note: It is highly unlikely that Isabel did Ann Curry’s nails leaving only two possibilities. The subject is addressing an undisclosed individual or is distancing herself by placing the general public between her daughter and more