Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Statement Analysis: Nichole Cable, 15, Missing From Old Town, Maine

"Sunday night, my daughter Nicole want to the driveway, in my drive way, to meet a friend, and it turned out to be something different then what she who she said. It was someone that she didn't know that she met on Facebook."

Here is the statement again: 

"Sunday night, my daughter Nicole want to the driveway, in my drive way, to meet a friend, and it turned out to be something different then what she who she said. It was someone that she didn't know that she met on Facebook."

Note that "my daughter Nicole" is a complete social introduction which indicates that from the subject's perspective, it is a positive relationship. 

Note the repetition of driveway, which is sensitive.  This may be due to surprise. 

Note that the gender is being deliberately withheld.  This may have been done at the request of authorities.  The tripping of the pronouns shows awkwardness, which is likely from attempting to conceal gender. 

"didn't know" is in the negative, and it is, obviously, most important.  

21 comments:

john said...

"to meet a friend, and it turned out to be something different then what she who she said. It was someone that she didn't know that she met on Facebook."

Im confused,and may have missed something.

Did Nicole tell her mum the above statement?.

If not,how does her Mum know,that it turned out to be something Diffirent,and somebody she didn't know?


Anonymous said...

From what little I've read, my first thought is that an unknown male (to us at least) hacked the known teen boy's FB account in order to setup a meeting. Nicole, unaware that it was not her friend, was easily enticed into meeting the stranger. I hope LE is able to use IP addresses to track the stranger.

Mother sounds sincere and that she has an inkling of how the abduction came about, whether my guess holds any WATER or not. And while that phrase came naturally, I assume there is a sexual motivation to this case.

TrishapatK said...

Is that a transcription from something that she said? It is a very awkward sentence, it just leaves me with a big question mark in my brain ... but sometimes there are statements that can be made while speaking that can make sense if you hear the pauses that make the search for the right words understandable, when those same statements are transcribed they are very awkward.

Imamom said...

I agree, TrishapatK...take the following statement without emphasis and tell me how you would interpret:

I didn't say she stole the purse.

Anonymous said...

where is everyone getting all this info from? I googled the girl and there are no news sites of this.

S + K Mum said...

I have been reading 'Bring Nichole Cable home' facebook page.

From what I can gather from relatives posts, Nichole was talking to someone via Facebook who turned out to have a fake profile, this profile has since been deleted. I am sure I read that she told her mum she was going to the bottom of the driveway to talk to someone and was coming back. This might explain why her mother would say 'turned out to be something different then what she/ who she said' 'someone she didn't know'.
The person on the Facebook profile didn't exist so someone else met her at the driveway, that's what I think the story is. Her friends have said someone was trying to get them to meet up to, through facebook.

There is a news conference being held by local PD at 1.30 (local time).

S + K Mum said...

Sorry,it seems the press conference is a re-run of the earlier news bulletins.

Here is a link to a news item about Nichole.

http://www.wabi.tv/news/40114/authorities-hold-press-conference-on-investigation-of-missing-glenburn-teen

Sus said...

I visited the facebook site, also, and understand it as S + K mum does. Someone made a fake profile on facebook, then talked to Nichole and her friends. It seems Nichole went to the end of her drive to meet the person. The boy her mother thought she went out to meet did not ask to meet her. Confused yet? It was not his page. Someone stole his name and picture and chatted as him.

Sus said...

Notice her daughter by name "went to THE DRIVEWAY". The mother then has a change in thought, and it becomes, "MY DRIVE WAY."

I think this is a natural reaction on the mother's part. It tells me there was nothing wrong when Nichole went to THE driveway...it is just a driveway. Now, her daughter was taken from there and the mother is possessive ...how dare someone take my daughter from MY drive way. Even drive and way are separated as in they drove away.

Lis said...

It's a scary world these days for young girls. :-(

I hope they can track this guy down quickly enough.

Anonymous said...

"Sunday night, my daughter Nicole want to the driveway, in my drive way, to meet a friend, and it turned out to be something different then what she who she said. It was someone that she didn't know that she met on Facebook."

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Okay, so correct me where I'm wrong...

"Sunday night, my daughter Nicole want to the driveway..."

So on Sunday, Nicole *wanted to the driveway* So wanting "the driveway" is sensitive. Check.

Next:

"in my drive way"

Obviously, the actual driveway itself is even more sensitive than the wanting of driveway...

"to meet a friend"

This sets off alarm bells. Exactly what kind of friend meets one in a super-sensitive driveway? I'm not sure, but I'm suspicious of said friend.

"...and it turned out to be something different..."

Different than what? I'm on the edge of my seat.

And here we have the answer:

"...then what she who she said." For me, this answers EVERYTHING. It's different "then what she who she said." Crystal clear. Praise Jesus!

"It was someone..." "Someone" is definitely sensitive to something or maybe even to something else. I defer my analysis of this. He may not be sure what he is sensitive to, but he is on the right track.

"that she didn't know..."

Why didn't she know them? Why use the pronoun "she" instead of "one"? If one truly wishes to remain in the shadows, why would one refer to one's daughter as "she"? Why not be even still more cryptic? It's all too sensitive for this reader.

To quote Winston Churchill, "It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma..." What about the Tootsie Pop Owl who astutely opines, "The world may never know. ?" There's much to be learned from Mr. Owl. Trust me, or trust one, on this.

Then there's some very telling distancing language:

"that she met on Facebook"

Yes. "...that she met.." Clearly, she could have "met" this person anywhere. A driveway, a boathouse, a sushi restaurant... Whatever. BUT she met him or her in a driveway AFTER meeting him/her on facebook. Very telling. VERY telling.

Did I get it right? Have I said too much? One can never be sure.







TrishapatK said...

To Imamom @ 1:09PM
You said:
I agree, TrishapatK...take the following statement without emphasis and tell me how you would interpret:

I didn't say she stole the purse.

My thought would be that the sentence is poorly written but that the person probably was trying to explain that they had not explicitly stated that the person had stolen the purse - even though there may be reason to think that it was implied or indicated by whatever they did say - or it might mean that they don't want to take any responsibility for whatever they did say. I think I would have to hear the intonation of their voice, That would probably tell us something.

However, since we are dealing with written words here and analyzing them as they stand alone I'd have to see the Imbedded statement about a person stealing a purse.

That was a good example of a sentence that sounds okay when you say it but doesn't hold up well when written. The emphasis could be put on any one of several words and it would mean something different. Emphasis could be on "I" or "didn't" or "say" or "stole" or "the purse"

People are doing a good job of analyzing what is there. ( even though I found it confusing there is plenty to work with ) I was just giving my initial impression and it was nice to have someone else agree. Thanks for the thought provoking question too.

Peter Hyatt said...

there is always the possibilities of typos coming into play. If she meant to write "went" rather than "want", it is a bit clearer.

I did not dive into that for that very reason.

However, "driveway" does appear to be repeated. It made me wonder:

Did something happen on the driveway? Did the FB person grab her on the driveway?

Did the mother say, "don't go out on the driveway! You don't know who he is!"

The "driveway" is significant in that limited sense.

Peter

john said...

Hi peter,

Did the mother say, "don't go out on the driveway! You don't know who he is!"

IF it was a stranger she met of FB,and on her drive way.I would have thought her mother would watch at the door,or look out the window.

I certainly would, if it was my daughter meeting a stranger From FB.

For me,more statements are needed...

Anonymous said...

there is always the possibilities of people trolling a blog.

Some don't start out with that in mind, but are driven to it instead. It is way more fun than being condescended to. (Sue me. I hate ending sentences in prepositions as much as you.)

This writer thinks you are contributing *bunches* to justice. This writer appreciates justice, as she and hers have been victims of the unjust.

She loathes mindless idiots who cannot form a coherent thought for themselves and must latch onto the competency of another.

Excedrin Migraine. ;)

Anonymous said...

The sensitivity about the driveway might be that the mother thought nothing could happen in her own driveway and feels guilty for not having watched her daughter or insisted that the friend come to the door.
It's so scary and hard to start letting go and letting your teenagers make their own decisions. It's such a balancing act. Among my daughters' acquaintances I've known some teens who had no supervision and others that were so sheltered that they couldn't set their own curfew until they left for college and that usually lead to making bad decisions. Parenthood and guilt are inseparable.

Anonymous said...

Sunday night, my daughter Nicole want (went) to the driveway, in my drive way, to meet a friend, and it turned out to be SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT, WHO SHE SAID. It was someone that she didn't know that she met on Facebook."
It sounds like Nichole lied to her mother and said it was someone the mother knew so she wouldn't worry or tell her not to go meet the facebook person.

Heather Gerquest said...

I understand what is being said. A man named Ryan Butterfield (boy) who went to school with Cable was a suspect until the police questioned him. He said he had complained previous to the incident that someone was asking information from Cables friends, and that was suspect. He said he complained about his FB account being hijacked to FB security and they did nothing. The police never did anything. The REAL Butterfield has a s..t load of documents and other FB witnesses to back this. SO... there is a fake Butterfield out there who may have Nicole Cable. Thus: "...Nicole went to the driveway, in my driveway to meet a friend, and it turned out to be something different than what she said." Translation, maybe she had planned on meeting up with the REAL Bryan Butterfield and got a stranger. We cannot assume this 15 year old girl lied to her mother, or that she ran away. Her mother knew that it was a person Nicole hooked up with "online" and now she is missing. We need to stop going through semantics and work on getting her home to her family. And they are from Glenburn according to the news, not Old Town.

Heather Gerquest said...

It said "it turned out to be something different from what, who she said." Yes this is awkward, but so is "want (went)"... obviously an error.

IN WHAT TONE WAS THIS STATEMENT SPOKEN: So far in the news, Nicole's mother appeared genuinely & appropriately distressed during her interviews. I've heard 1 phonecall (where it sounded like she was crying pretty hard), and one "in person" interview. She is very worried about her daughter.

Heather Gerquest said...

It said "it turned out to be something different from what, who she said." Yes this is awkward, but so is "want (went)"... obviously an error.

IN WHAT TONE WAS THIS STATEMENT SPOKEN: So far in the news, Nicole's mother appeared genuinely & appropriately distressed during her interviews. I've heard 1 phonecall (where it sounded like she was crying pretty hard), and one "in person" interview. She is very worried about her daughter.

Lemon said...

Ms Gerquest-
You said: "We need to stop going through semantics and work on getting her home to her family."

I believe you are new to the site and it is understandable this may be distressing for you. Respectfully, this is a Statement Analysis blog, and it IS about "semantics" so to speak, here.

The posters here do not know the family, and are analyzing any and all statements related to this case. It is not personal. This is not a facebook page of support for anyone. It is about analysis. It is not about emotions, which understandably are running high in this instance. If you read the latest post, many here express their concern and dismay at Nichole missing. No one here wishes anyone involved in this situation ill .

I, and others here, wish for her to be found and returned to her family as soon as possible.