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Statement analyst, Peter Hyatt, has followed the case of Hailey Dunn from the very beginning.
Hailey Dunn went missing on December 27, 2010 and almost immediately the mainstream media picked up on the case in an attempt to find the 13-year-old, her mother appearing on The Nancy Grace Show. The case has twisted and turned at every direction and includes more than its fair share of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, often losing site of the fact that a young teen is still missing.
|Statement Analyst Kaaryn Gough|
Peter Hyatt and Kaaryn Gough, both well-trained statement analysts, will combine forces on Crime Wire to discuss the topic of “leakage” in what people say in conversations and interviews. Leakage is defined in statement analysis as the brain knows the truth and the words chosen reveal the truth, even when the person does not consciously want the truth to be told.
On March 16, 2013 badly decomposed and skeletal remains were found in a field of cactus and brush in Scurry County, Texas, 30 miles away from the area that 13-year-old Hailey Dunn was last seen. Peter Hyatt has written volumes about the case and has offered several theories based upon the vast amounts of statements given by the players in the case in interviews. For a wrap up of those theories, refer to Hailey Dunn Case Hypothesis
Since the remains have been found the public has been waiting for an identification and possible arrests. Hyatt hypothesizes, ”that the delay in identifying the remains is not due to DNA testing results, but due to the due diligence applied to this case, including consulting forensic experts. The delay suggests not only due diligence on the part of the prosecutors, but that the remains may have yielded physical evidence to be used in the murder trial. I believe the remains will yield critical and vital information.”
Statement analysis has become an important investigative tool in many high profile cases where case players often seek the limelight and speak in public, often trying to cover up what they know.
In a statement analysis, the investigator focuses on the words, lack of words used, body language and/or handwriting in the response from a witness or subject to to determine truthfulness instead of focusing on the facts that are stated. The key to using these techniques is often deviation from the norm or a deviation or switch from one type of descriptive communication to another. This type of investigative interviewing technique can be quite effect and is used and officially taught by top rated investigative organizations such as the Federal Bureau Of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency.
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