Wendell Noyes on Celina Cass' disappearance. The use of "we" when it should be "I" is often a signal of wanting to share guilt and/ or responsibility.
"When I got up that morning, there was, well, she usually sleeps on the couch," said Wendell Noyes.
A broken sentence means missing information. He tells us not what happened, but what usually does. This indicates an avoidance of truth.
"We left the door unlocked that night for somebody else to pop in. And, I don't know," .
Note the change of pronoun. "We" left the door unlocked shows weakness, then he switches to "I". He is not speaking for anyone else. But notice the most important word in his sentence: "else". "Somebody else" is a somebody besides himself. This points to himself.
Note that he gives the reason why "we" left the door unlocked; making the locking of the door very sensitive to him.
Officials seized Noyes' truck, cellphone and computer as evidence in the ongoing investigation. Noyes now lives alone, confirming that his wife has asked him to stay away. Noyes still wears his wedding ring and said he still cares for Luisia Cass.
"I had nothing to do with it. We left the door unlocked, and somebody else was in the apartment after we went upstairs," Noyes said on Monday.
Unreliable denial noted.
A reliable pronoun is first person singular, past tense, and specific to Celina's murder.
Note the change from "I" to "we" as weak: he is speaking only for himself, not another, and the somebody is him, and the somebody "else" is deceptive.
Officials said autopsy results did not offer conclusive information as to how Celina died. Toxicology results remain sealed. No arrests have been made or people of interest identified in the case.