Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Missing Katelyn Markham : John Carter 911 Call

Please remember that not only children are victims of faked abductions by their parents . Adults also play the same game, they kill their partner, hide their body then claim they are missing!

Please review the principles of analysis of 911 calls.

Guilty callers often begin with a greeting, focus upon themselves and even skip asking for help for the victim.

Please note that Statement Analysis and Commentary is in bold type.  You can listen here to it at the foxnews link.  

John Carter: Hi, my name is John Carter, I am calling - I know that you're not supposed to report a missing person after - before 24 hours, but my fiancee is missing, I can't find her anywhere.

1.  "hi"   Please note the that call begins with a greeting.  Dr. Susan Adams, in her study of 911 calls of domestic homicide found that a call that begins with a greeting is more likely to be a guilty caller.  There were other aspects of her study including who the caller asks for help for:  himself, or the victim, for example. The guilty caller focuses upon his own self, rather than the victim, and may even disparage the victim. 

2.  Please note that there is no use of her name indicating a problem in the relationship. He says "my fiance" without using her name.  
911 Dispatcher: Okay, where'd you see her last?

J: Um, I saw her at like 12 o' clock last night. She stays in a house by herself, um, so, she - I'm just, I'm really nervous. Her car's still there, her purse is still -

The 911 operator should never interrupt. 
Please note the phrase, "I'm really nervous"; not just "nervous" but "really" nervous.  This is a focus upon the caller himself, not the victim.  Innocent callers focus upon the victim and ask for help, specifically, for the victim. 
D: Is there an address?

J: Yeah, 5214 Dorshire Drive.

D: 5214?

J: Dorshire, yes.

D: Okay. And you're out there now?

J: Um, I'm heading out there now, I, like, have been trying to get ahold of her and I decided to go by her house to see if she's okay, and her car's still there - she would be at work right now with her car. Which is why I'm like really freaking out.

1.  Note that the question, "you're there now?" is sensitive to John Carter who did not say "no", but avoiding answering it directly.  
2.  He is only going to "go by her house" and reports being in transit, rather than simply stating he is going there.  
3.  "to see" is the same as "because", indicating the need to tell why he is doing something rather than report what he is doing. 
4.  "and her car's still there";  is he there now, and can see that her car is still there, or is he just "heading out there" now?
5.  "I'm like really freaking out" now uses two words to modify "freaking out", making it very sensitive.  This should question if he really is "freaking out".  Again, note focus upon himself and his wellbeing. 

D: What's her name?

J: Katelyn Helene Markham.

D: Have you called the hospitals or jails or anything?

J: Um -

D: Where was she at midnight last night when you last saw her?

J: She was at her house. She was going to bed. She wasn't going out to do anything, so she would've been in her bed. And I mean, I've been with her for 6 years - she's not deceiving, you know, she doesn't -

What someone tells us in the negative is sensitive.  Here he has three things to tell us what she was not doing:  not going out "to do anything"; not deceiving, and doesn't, but stops himself or is interrupted. 

D: Okay, and you guys didn't have an argument or anything?

J: Not at all.

"Not at all" is not the simple "no"

D: Okay. Is she on any medications or anything?

J: Not at all.

D: Has she had thoughts of suicide or anything like that?

J: No. Never. I... never.
Broken sentence means missing information. 

D: All right. And have you talked to her mom or anybody like that, to see if maybe she's out shopping, or - ?

J: I called her father. The only thing that's not there is her cell phone, which is positive, but she's not answering it. So... and the Sacred Heart Festival is going on right up the street, and there's a lot of questionable people there, and it's just kind of. I'm sorry.
The question is answered, but then he goes beyond the question to talk about the Festival, casting suspicion towards those at it. 
Note "I'm sorry" is often found in the language of the guilty, no matter what its usage is.  See Casey Anthony 

D: Okay, well, we'll go ahead and have somebody meet you there. What kind of vehicle are you going to be in?

J: A 2008 Ford Docus. It's red.

D: Okay, we'll have somebody come out and speak with you, okay?

J: Okay, thank you.

D: Mmmhmm. Bye.

J: Okay. Bye.

Please note that he did not express concern for the victim. 
Please note that he did not ask for help for the victim. 
Please note that he went beyond the realm of the questions. 
Please note the greeting, and the phrase, "I'm sorry"

There is enough in this call, by itself, to be concerned that he may be responsible for her disappearance.