Using the SCAN technique of Statement Analysis, 911 calls are approached no differently than other statements. The key is:
The Expected versus the Unexpected.
This is the system by Avinoam Sapir from the Laboratory of Scientific Interrogation (www.lsiscan.com) and we remain in the same format as other vehicles:
We begin with making a list of what we expect to hear. This means that the reason for the call must be considered as our reference point.
If the call is an injured child, for example, we are thus able to write down, prior to listening to or analyzing the analysis, what we expect to hear.
We expect assistance sought for the child, unless the caller, himself (or herself) is administering CPR, for example, and, himself, needs help.
We expect no blame to be assigned to the child.
We expect cooperation from the caller, quite similar to any interview conducted in an investigation. The Interviewer will get one of two 'senses' from the Interviewee (subject):
That the subject is working with the investigator to gain information, or...
like a chess match, the subject is working against the investigator (interviewer, 911 operator) in order to withstand or hinder the flow of information.
In the case of a missing child, we expect priority to be: the child.
This is the same form of analysis we use on all statements; noting order for priority.
When Haleigh Cummings went "missing", the caller, Misty Croslin, called 911 and reported first that she was sleeping. This was her priority. She told the 911 operator that she was sleeping even before reporting a child missing. This showed her priority in alibi building. She needed police to know that before they go blaming anyone, she could not have been involved because she was asleep.
She next reported that her door was blocked open.
She did not say why this was important, but it was second in her list of priorities.
Thirdly, she then reported that a child was missing.
Recall the 911 call of Sergio Celis in reporting 7 year old Isabel missing (his daughter). This call was analyzed and the conclusion showed that he had guilty knowledge of Isabel's disappearance, and his call was to persuade, rather than report. The call's analysis can be found HERE
But what of the Baby Ayla 911 call?
Why won't Maine officials release it? They've not prosecuted Justin DiPietro even though he was deceptive about his daughter's demise, including cleaning up the lengthy trail of blood throughout the house, and the lies he, and his sister and his girlfriend, have told. In spite of the jeopardy state of Elisha DiPietro lying to investigators, her own child remains with her.
Why not release the 911 call?
If it is released, it will be posted and analyzed thoroughly here. We will use the same principles used in all cases, beginning with the reference point of the purpose of the call.