Thursday, May 22, 2014
Myra Lewis' Mother Statements
This is the Ericka Lewis, mother of missing 2 year old Myra Lewis. Thanks to John for transcription.
The distancing language is obvious. She avoids Myra's name. Note the lack of personal reference outside of the shared "our baby" in her second sentence.
A missing child for an innocent parent is up close, personal, and a priority. Here, the priority is for the subject, herself, as her pronouns show.
She shows no concern for the welfare of Myra. This, along with other statements already analyzed, should lead police to believe that the mother knows Myra is dead.
"It's a struggle out here, for me and my family right now, they just don't know what we are going through. With our baby being gone and my children are with somebody else, and not in the home with us."
Note also that besides "our baby" (mothers generally same, "my"; yet here there is a need to share), there is not "our home" but "the" home. After the need to share the child, I expect to hear the need to continue consistently, with sharing, with "our" home.
Question for analyst: Did something happen in "our home"to not want to 'share' ownership? John commented upon this point, astutely.
Note above the use of "we", which could have continued but suddenly changed.
Next, note the focus upon the subject, herself:
"I just want all of them, they just don't understand what i am going through, i just want my children. My life would better. I just want em, that's all i want, i just want them to come home to me. so i can continue to raise them. And have them be the, what they want to be in life. I just want them to come home."
The focus is not upon the missing child, but upon the subject, herself. This is very heavy pronoun use.
Note that she will have them be "what they want to be in life." One might wonder what caused this statement: does Myra not have the ability to be what she wants to be in life?
"I miss them so much its been two months. I just want them so bad. (Pause), i just want em.
Myra is missing. Her name is missing from the language of the mother. We saw previously the same distancing language from both parents, as well as indication of death.
Note that she misses "them", without mentioning the specifically missing child, yet she does not express specific concern for what the missing child might be going through.
We all give ourselves away by what we say, and by what we do not say.
Myra is not missed.
Myra is not fretted over.
Myra is missing and Myra is missing from the mother's language.
This transcends culture and education.