Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Baby Delano Wilson: Search Warrant Executed At Home

We saw deception from the father Willie Wilson, and some issues with the mother's short message.  Now we learn that a search warrant has been executed on the home:

by Megan Trent
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 1, 2014) – Police served a search warrant at the home of missing 6-week-old infant Delano Wilson Monday evening.
Rafael Diaz with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says this is standard procedure when a child is missing and does not necessarily indicate a new development in the case.
Police could be seen walking around the property with flashlights in the 500 block of Chase Street. More than a dozen officers were on the scene and a mobile crime lab was set up outside the home. As officers went in and out of the house, neighbors gathered outside to see what was happening.
Delano Wilson’s parents, Willie Wilson and Taniasha Perkins, could be seen on the front porch of the home along with other family members. Police took Perkins around to the side of the home, where she was questioned individually. Afterwards, Perkins was taken away in a police car, but she was not handcuffed.
Police continue to ask people with information about the disappearance of 6-week-old Delano Wilson to step forward.
The baby has been missing since just after noon Wednesday. The little boy’s father, Willie Wilson, says he was walking in an alley in the 1400 block of Henry Street when a man and woman attempted to rob him, then hit him and took his son out of his arms. He says they took off in a blue Taurus.
An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday and cancelled Friday evening after days of widespread searching.
Our main focus right now is to find this child,” says Diaz. “Unfortunately, the reason for the cancellation of the Amber Alert is because tips just weren’t coming in as much as we had hoped.”
This indicates another focus which is not "main."
Diaz says there have been a lot of resources dedicated to the case from the beginning.
“Obviously we want to make sure that we bring this child home, so we allocated a lot of resources to do that for a few days. I believe right now we’ve had about 200 plus manpower hours, boots on the ground, searching the area for that child.”
He says IMPD missing persons detectives are still searching the area and talking with people who live nearby. The FBI is continuing to offer their assistance when needed.
“Our focus right now is to still search the area in smaller patterns; not the full-out scale that we did last week, but detectives continue to be hopeful that tips will still continue to come in.”
While police are not giving up on their goal of bringing Delano home safely, Diaz says they need people to come forward with information.
“If there was ever a time when we need the public’s help, it’s in a case just like this,” says Diaz.
Anyone with information about Delano Wilson’s disappearance is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-STOP or IMPD’s missing persons hotline at 317-327-6915.

Robbery Statement Analyzed

analysis by Peter Hyatt

Previously, we used this statement in a discussion on emotions found within a statement.  Many of you already recognized the problems with the statement.

Here is is in its entirety, followed by emphasis and analysis:

"I was walking to the store to buy cigarettes when a man approached me and asked me if I knew what time it was.  I thought this odd because he had a cell phone and everyone has some form of time on them, even if they don't wear watches.  I told him it was 3 o'clock and he said to me to give him all of the money. I was so scared so I gave the cash in my wallet to him.  He left and I called 911."

"I was walking to the store to buy cigarettes when a man approached me and asked me if I knew what time it was.  

1.  Here, instead of telling us plainly what happened, the subject tells us why he went to the stores.  "I was walking to the stores when a man asked me..." would have been best.  When one tells us the reason "why" he did something, and has not been asked, it is a signal of sensitivity:

He anticipates being asked, "Why did you go to the stores?" as if it would matter.  That he considers this important indicates to us the high level of sensitivity, as covered in the color coding blue.  

2.  "asked" is appropriately soft, or polite language.  He is not being robbed at this point, but being asked about the time.  

I thought this odd because he had a cell phone and everyone has some form of time on them, even if they don't wear watches.  

3.  Here he had an "odd" feeling, that is, to place his emotions in the perfect or logical part of the story.  If this is a fresh telling of the account, it may be placed there artificially.  

I told him it was 3 o'clock and 

4.  Note that he didn't say it was 3 o'clock, but "told" him, which is more in line with a harsher conversation. 

5.  Note "3"

he said to me 

6.  "said" should be "told"; this is a robbery, not a polite request. 

to give him all of the money. 

7.  Why is it "the" money when it has not been identified previously?  Why is it not "my" money?  "The" money is money discussed.  It has already been identified by the subject. 

I was so scared 

8.  If you thought the above was more "thought" than "emotion", you now find the emotion in the heart of the story...artificial placement. 

so I gave the cash in my wallet to him.  He left and I called 911."

9.  "so" gives us the reason he gave the "cash".  Why the need to tell this?

10.  "the money" has become "the cash", which is something spent. 

11.  "left" is missing information at the time of departure.  

There are lots of signals here to conclude deception:  that the subject was either not robbed, or knows the other subject.  

Second Journalist Reportedly Beheaded

The second journalist has been reportedly beheaded by Islamic State (ISIS), according to various news report.

No statement released thus far.

This is why negotiating with terrorists was something leaders  refused to do as it only leads to more deaths.

President Obama traded prisoners for an American turncoat Islamists, who went AWOL to join Islam's war on America.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Advanced Statement Analysis: Emotions in a Statement

                                                                by Peter Hyatt

Emotions within a statement are always important.  We note the words chosen, and compare the emotions with the event, seeking to measure if the emotional reaction equates the event.  In those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a seemingly 'over reaction' can be the expected.

We carefully note the placement of the emotions.

PTSD, in a basic snap shot, means that a person experienced a traumatic event where hormone levels sky-rocketed, but did not recede immediately, leaving behind an imprint on the brain that is like an almost non-processed thought, that is, one that lingers and causes a reaction.

Sexual abuse victims who were sexually abused very early in life suffer from a myriad of issues in life, PTSD being, perhaps, the least of them.  Those who were sexually abused in the developing years of their lives, even when no physical pain was experienced, are, statistically, many times more likely to:

a.  become promiscuous or frigid (extremes), either following an early brain pattern which did not develop boundaries, or that which utterly shuts down from contact.

b.   depression and non-situational anxiety
c.   commit suicide
d.   abuse alcohol or drugs  (in short, engage in dangerous behaviors which not only fulfill a desire to punish oneself, but also sparks the rapid increase in adrenaline)

e.  become hyper-vigilant
f.  experience body perception issues

and even to have diminished immune systems, which leads to higher rates of all types of illnesses, including cancers.  There are more serious issues than I can list here.

All of which is to say:

These things can emerge in language.  The analyst must be open-minded, and remember the principle taught by Avinoam Sapir:

we do not conclude deception on a single indicator.

When I speak of "unprocessed thought", I do not know if this is literal, because it may be better to say "successfully processed" thought, one in which the brain has brought to resolution.  For some, it is unprocessed (especially victims who were sexually molested before speech development) as without language, the brain "remembers" but resolution remains at bay, since there are no words to formulate.

I spoke to a man who described his children.

The first born graduated from seminary and became a brilliant Presbyterian minister.

The second became an educator, also with an advanced degree.

The third became a 'never-do'will', often addicted to various drugs, chronically unemployed, and sometimes even homeless.

The children were all raised in the same manner, in the same environment and with the same level of devotion.

The difference?

The third was adopted as a baby, having experienced sexual abuse as an infant.

...as an infant.

Disciplined children are less likely to end up in prison and as our nation reacted to physical child abuse, a la Dr. Spock, spanking became anathema, as 'reasoning' with a 2 year old, and a myriad of disciplinary techniques were embraced (and often enforced by the State via CPS), one of our nation's most lucrative growth industry was incarceration.

Being struck in anger, rather than loving correction, is child abuse, and one extreme is often replaced by another.

For years, the sound of a belt being unbuckled would cause me to pause with momentary fright.  I spoke of it, several times, to Heather, and eventually noticed, years ago, that the brain connection of that sound, with fright, disappeared.

It appears to have been 'processed' through my brain.

Therefore, if I were to write out a statement about a belt, what might you think when you read words that are emotionally descriptive?

Another example of minor PTSD (for the purpose of understanding, and not a diagnosis) to help you understand is this:

Picture yourself driving your car when suddenly someone cuts you off.

You squeeze the steering wheel and slam on the brakes.  You feel a flush of emotions, recognizing that it  is a hormonal rush.

You then 'reason with yourself', that is, the brain 'sees' and recognizes that you are safe, and immediately you exhale and can often literally feel the quick recession of the hormones. If the hormones did not recede (the same healthy 'fight or flight' hormones that can save your life, prepare you for physical trauma, increase your vision, increase your sense of smell, increase your hearing, cause better nighttime vision, control the flow of blood to protect the body from excessive bleeding, and so on!), the healthy hormones would now begin to damage your brain, and even your organs.  (for another article).

The hormones went down quickly because your brain signaled that you were safe.

Hormones that stay elevated, perhaps for just a second or two longer, will leave an impact on the brain.  (This is why I beg parents to keep pornography away from their children)

The longer the hormones stay elevated, the greater the impact, and the greater potential for trauma related issues.

This research has shown ("Ghosts in the Nursery") that when an infant sees, hears (senses) domestic violence between parents, the infant does not posses the faculties to process the fear and the hormones do not recede quickly, hence...

damage that we do not know how to measure.

All this is coming back to Statement Analysis, so please hang in there.

Emotions in Statement Analysis can give us much information.  There is one particular focus that we note in open statements that can help discern between truth and deception:

The location of the emotion in a statement.

Think of a traumatic event that has happened to you.  If this event just took place, the truthful recollection will follow the brain pattern:

1.  Introduction
II.  Main Event
III. Post Event

For example:

"I was walking to the store to buy cigarettes when a man approached me and asked me if I knew what time it was.  I thought this odd because he had a cell phone and everyone has some form of time on them, even if they don't wear watches.  I told him it was 3 o'clock and he said to me to give him all of the money. I was so scared so I gave the cash in my wallet to him.  He left and I called 911."

Experienced readers will recognize that there are some real problems with the above statement, but let's first break it down to the three components:

I.  Introduction.   The introduction is the portion before the main event.  The main event is robbery.

"I was walking to the store to buy cigarettes" is the section that comes before the main event.

II.  The robbery is the main event, "he said to me to give him all of the money"

III.  The post event is "He left and I called 911"

Lets concentrate on the location of emotions.

Principle:  When emotions are placed in the 'perfect' or logical part of the story, it may be an indication that they have been placed there artificially.

Why is this?

Think of this story:

"It was a dark and rainy night, and as I walked down the alley way, the hair on the back of my neck stood up..."

The piloerection, a hormonal reaction, reads like a great story.  It is used by gifted story tellers.  It is not, however, something that we will hear from a subject shortly after the event took place.

Why not?

Because it takes time for the brain to process.

"I was walking to the store when a man told me to give him my money.  I gave it to him and called 911.  I was scared."

On its structure, there are no indicators of deception in the above.  The emotions came afterwards, as it takes time for humans to process.

There are some great examples of artificial placement of emotions in the statements that were made by Tiffany Hartley, who reported that her husband, David Hartley, was shot dead by Mexican pirates while jet skiing on Falcon Lake in Texas.

Her husband, David, was indeed shot dead.  Her deception may be related to what she and her husband were doing there, perhaps on a drug purchase.  Or, perhaps, she was more directly involved, but in any case, she was deceptive and refused to take a polygraph.  Beginning with her 911 call, and each appearance on television, she was deceptive, and could not keep her story straight.

She placed her emotions in the part of the story where the fight or flight hormone takes over, and the subject is just reacting.

Tiffany Hartley's public appearances are now used to teach law enforcement on deception.

Her pretty face and soft appearance duped (at least, at first) Nancy Grace.

See Tiffany and Nancy Grace as well as the following Statement Analysis exercise here.  (The search feature will give you many studies on the case).

Principle:  Emotions within a statement placed in the "perfect" or the "logical" part of the story, that is, in the main event, are often placed there artificially for the purpose of story telling, or persuasion and the analyst should be aware of deception present, using other indicators with this principle, in the conclusion.

Here comes the twist:

Statement Analysis is not made up of cement blocks, placing one upon the other.  Human language and communication is complex.  Picture the blocks made of strong clay, that is strong enough for a foundation, yet pliable enough to make adjustments.

Always note how close, in time, the statement is to the event.

This is critical.

As time passes, you may find, even as PTSD is dealt with, that the statement, if rehearsed over and over, and significant time has passed, that there may be an 'emotional disconnect' in play.  If the brain no longer has the emotional connection, the emotions, like one detached, now are placed in the logical part of the account.

It is as if it no longer bothers the subject.

The subject has repeated the story for years now, and the principle of Artificial Placement of Emotions may not be used, any longer, for analysis.  It is, almost as if the subject has 'forgotten' the event and is no longer working from memory but is working from memory of the words of the story.

This is a self-reference type, such as, "Like I said..."

"Like I said..." indicates that the subject is working from memory of what he said, and not memory of the event.

This can be the case when even a true story has been repeated over and over, for months or years, and the subject is disconnected from the account, just as I am, decades later, disconnected from the sound of a loosening belt.  Talking about it 'removed the sting', and when I speak of it, I find myself remembering the words of the account (it is true) rather than the event itself.

This is something that takes a long time to happen, and the closer the subject is, in time, to the event, the more reliable the the statement is.

Listening to a criminal recall his crime, 30 years later, is not something that is anywhere near as reliable as listening to him recall his crime, while still sweating from having committed it.

In Advanced Statement Analysis, we must be open to varying factors, including PTSD in language (see other articles on sexual abuse) .

The event has been synthesized, over years, because they have processed the account many times, and it is now a 'complete' picture.  The recall is without emotional commitment or connection, due to the passage of time.

This is why I urge law enforcement to say as little as possible to a subject, but hand him a pen and paper and say, "Write what happened" and not influence the language.

Next:  Actual analysis of the robbery statement.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fake Reward Offered for Missing Baby Delano Wilson by Marlon Perkins?

Sometimes, a reward can give insight into what he subject (writer) thinks about the case.  

We saw this in a case where suicide was suspected by the family, but this information was kept from the public. 

There are such things as fake rewards being offered (see Baby Lisa) as possible tangents to the investigation, and attempts to make those suspected in the baby's disappearance appear 'concerned' for the child's welfare, and can be deceptive.  

In this case, it is baby Delano, the "daughter, uh, son" of Willie Wilson, who claimed to have been knocked unconscious but his words indicate something else: 

Willie Wilson is deceptive in his statement about what happened.  

This is from a man identified as "Marlon Perkins" a cousin of the mother  

"Anyone in Indianapolis can help out my cousin in her time of need. "This is real, and she needs all the help and assistance possible in the safe return of her son. I'm personally offering $10,000 for any information that leads to his safe return. Contact IMPD immediately with any information!!!!"

Please now see the statement posted, again, but with emphasis and analysis:

"Anyone in Indianapolis can help out my cousin in her time of needThis is real, and she needs all the help and assistance possible in the safe return of her son. I'm personally offering $10,000 for any information that leads to his safe return. Contact IMPD immediately with any information!!!!"

The subject is identified as Marlon Perkins, cousin to the mother, who gave the video plea that has already been analyzed. 

1.  Note that help is sought for "my cousin" and not for the baby. 
2.  Note that the statement does use Delano's name, which is distancing language. 
3.  Note the statement, "this is real", begging the question, "Why would anyone need to claim that a kidnapped baby is "real"?  This may cause police to wonder if the subject knows or believes that the child is not kidnapped, and that the subject is either suspicious or knows that Willie Wilson has not been truthful. That "this is real" gives indication that it may be a fake offer.  
4.  Note the cousin's name is not used, either.  (ISI:  Incomplete Social Introduction) One may then wonder about the quality of the relationship between the subject and the mother. 
5.  "She needs" and not "Delano needs" or "the baby needs..."  The baby's welfare is not mentioned.
6.  Note the word "safe" is repeated, and the reward will be paid, not upon the baby's return, but "safe" return.  We may wonder why the subject has added this word as a condition to payout. 
7.  "I'm personally" is not necessary and when taken with:

a.  "this is real", it leads me to question:

* if this is a genuine reward and the subject actually has the money; 
*if the subject believes or knows the child is not going to be returned "safely"
*the subject may be attempting to self-aggrandize, or even use this as a tangent.  

There are enough indicators within this post to question the validity of the offer.  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Search for Baby Called Off

Statement Analysis of Willie Wilson shows deception.  Wilson is the father of the missing 2 month old, who called 911 to report that he was robbed and that his daughter, I mean, his son, was "abducted."

Police have now called off the search for now.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police say they plan no additional searches for a missing infant whose father told officers a couple knocked him out and abducted the 6-week-old.
Sgt. Kendale Adams said Saturday that additional searches will only be conducted for Delano Wilson if there's a significant tip or development in the case.
Police said they were treating the hunt for a missing Indianapolis infant Saturday as a search-and-rescue mission, with efforts including draining an old underground cistern in a wooded area near where the child disappeared.
An Amber Alert went out for 6-week-old Delano Wilson about 9 p.m. Wednesday, some eight hours after 23-year-old Willie Wilson told police his son had been abducted by a man and woman who knocked him out in an alley near his home just west of downtown Indianapolis. 
Indiana State Police canceled the Amber Alert at the request of IMPD on Friday evening just before 7 p.m. Detectives believe the alert raised sufficient awareness about the missing child and his alleged abduction.
When the alert was first issued, detectives received numerous tips, but over the past six hours, police said they only received two calls.
"The cancelation of the Amber Alert has no barring on the active investigation into Delano's abduction. IMPD will continue to use all necessary resources and techniques to bring Delano back home," police said in a statement.
Police have not said they have any reason to doubt Wilson's statements, though they said Friday they were "checking" his account of what happened.
"We look into every story, and we run down leads, and we verify facts. That's what we do," Police Chief Rick Hite said.
The rattle and clang of passing garbage trucks filled the industrial area adjacent to the dense woods just off Interstate 70 on Friday afternoon. Rain fell as searchers scoured the area and police dogs sniffed for any sign of the missing infant.
The area is crisscrossed with busy streets, railroads and waterways. Police said CSX had agreed to stop rail traffic there during the search.
Indianapolis police Sgt. Kendale Adams said all that the searchers had found while using a grid pattern in the woods so far was trash and the old tank, from which police pumped out some of the water and searched it with a camera but found no signs of the baby.
Adams said police still regarded the case as a search-and-rescue operation. About 45 police recruits were aiding in the search and the FBI is assisting with the investigation, he said.
No leads brought police to the woods, Adams said.
"Obviously, being this close to the house, it is just an investigative area that we naturally would search," he said. "Right now, we're just hopeful that we're able to find this baby, and find him safely."
Adams estimated that about 90 percent of the neighborhood where the baby was reported missing had been searched as of late Friday afternoon.
Family members had posted fliers throughout the area asking for information leading to Delano, and another family member had offered a $10,000 reward. Delano's photo and description were also posted on the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The Wednesday Amber Alert said the child is considered in extreme danger and that the infant was last seen with a white man and a Hispanic woman in an early 2000s blue Ford Taurus car.
Wilson told police he was carrying the baby just west of downtown Indianapolis about noon Wednesday when he was approached by the man and woman. He said the man pointed a gun at him and hit him in the head with the weapon, causing him to briefly lose consciousness. When he awoke, he said he saw the woman carrying the baby to the car, according to police.
Adams said Wilson had no visible signs of injury.
Police arrested Wilson on Wednesday night on an unrelated drug charge, and he was released from jail the next day.

Child Abuse Statement

Often, physical injuries to a child are not premeditated but come from an explosion of anger and frustration.  The undisciplined parent will then minimize, linguistically, the impact to the child.  Shaking, cigarette burning, sharp pain, often stops a child from crying, and breathing.

 Note the subject's statement here from the NY Daily News.

A Connecticut-based Navy sailor left his 2-month-old son with 29 bone fractures, abuse so horrifying that one pediatrician told investigators she was amazed the baby was alive, prosecutors say.
Jordan Rittenhouse, 24, was arraigned Friday and charged with first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor, The Day of New London reported.
The Groton, Conn. man, a father also to a 2-year-old, is behind bars on a $500,000 cash bond.
The disturbing case was declared by one doctor as the “worst case of serious physical injury she has seen in her career,” court documents obtained by the newspaper reveal.
A blue wreath announcing the arrival of the baby boy from two months ago is still hanging on the front of the Rittenhouse's home in Groton, Conn.EYEWITNESS NEWS 3A blue wreath announcing the arrival of the baby boy from two months ago is still hanging on the front of the Rittenhouse's home in Groton, Conn.
Krishna Rittenhouse, the infant’s mother, took the child to the emergency room Monday after concerns over the tots eating habits. The baby was sent to New Haven for treatment after doctors found several rib fractures “at different stages of healing,” and police were contacted Tuesday about possible child abuse, The Day reported.
During a police interview Wednesday, Krishna Rittenhouse denied hurting the boy, though she said her husband occasionally grew frustrated trying to feed the infant. Jordan, a student at the Naval Submarine School, told investigators he was stressed with school, but wouldn’t hurt his child.
“I may have squeezed him at some point but I am afraid for my career,” the seaman said in an arrest warrant obtained by The Day. I’m just getting started in my career.”
Note minimization and priority.  
Originally from North Carolina, Rittenhouse moved to Groton to attend the Naval Submarine School. He's now arrested for allegedly severely abusing his child.EYEWITNESS NEWS 3Originally from North Carolina, Rittenhouse moved to Groton to attend the Naval Submarine School. He's now arrested for allegedly severely abusing his child.
But Rittenhouse eventually opened up, admitting to cops during a second interview he’d squeezed the baby some 16 times, oftentimes to make the child stop crying.
“Rittenhouse recalled one occasion when he squeezed the victim that he was concerned that he may have punctured a lung,” according to the paper.
On a different occasion, the North Carolina native admitted he made the baby bleed after jamming a bottle into the infant’s mouth.
Groton father, Navy sailor accused of assaulting 2-month-old son
Groton father, Navy sailor accused of assaulting 2-month-old son
Dr. Andrea Asnes, who treated the child, told investigators some fractures likely came from squeezing, while others had not. But based on the severity of the injuries, Asnes “was surprised the victim was alive,” according to the newspaper.