When Heather Elvis was first reported missing, the focus went to Sidney Moorer and his wife, Tammy Moorer, as it was reported that Sidney Moorer had "an affair" with the teenaged, Heather.
When statements were made, the analysis quickly showed that Sidney Moorer was deceptive about her disappearance, and then later, Tammy Moorer made more statements which eventually led to a simple Statement Analysis conclusion:
Sidney and Tammy Moorer had kidnapped and killed Heather Elvis.
Although there were no arrests, this was not a complex conclusion.
Eventually, both were arrested.
In their words, profiles naturally emerged and in her open hostility towards Heather, Tammy did what most do not do: she was open, rather than subtle, in her 'justification' of murder.
This is a healthy reminder that in the statistical world of statement analysis, 90% is eventually met with 10%.
What was it that caused such a severe rant against Heather during a critical time when being investigated?
Rather than point to innocence on the statistic, the statement revealed much about the personality of Tammy Moorer, of who's intense wrath the teenager met that fateful night. It is within this personality that the answer to the "10%" may be seen, and it is not simply the rage of any "affair."
Sidney Moorer held a distinct age exploitative advantage over the teen who, being on her own, was open prey to his disparity in sophistication of age, but also of money. Heather, just 19, was now to survive on her own and although most young people today have this delayed several years, she would be especially vulnerable to any promises of security Moorer may have used to exploit her.
In viewing the personalities through their words, Tammy Moorer first emerged as the dominant figure in the relationship, but this was to quickly and dramatically turn to one of acute control, oppression, and perhaps, even violence towards her cowering and submissive husband. More than just 'the brains' of the operation, her words reveaeled a demand of submission, not simply in action, or even words, but of thought.
Tammy Moorer would not simply experience the outrage and humiliation of her husband having an affair, but she would experience some compounding factors that may not all be common to women in her situation.
Yes, Tammy was aging and as seen in the photoshopping, the aging was not complimentary. The need to photo shop is the concern.
Yes, Heather was significantly younger and very pretty, which would further the humiliation.
It is something else, however, that caused Tammy Moorer to drop her 'linguistic filter' and vent her hatred upon Heather and it is something that is related to Domestic Violence and men.
Women who live in Domestic Violence relationships generally do not experience violence; instead, they live under the threat of violence, and learn how to 'tip toe' around the anger and rage, and how to pacify it through submission. They learn not only what to say, but how to say it.
The key to safety is submission.
This is why the danger to the woman increases manyfold when the abuser senses a loss of control.
Tammy Moorer fits the profile of a classic control abuser except that she is a female.
The obsession with Disney and fantasy thrust upon his life, by 'breaking free' and actually talking the teenager into sleeping with him was a sign of independence which she could not abide.
This loss of control is something far more acute than I likely realize or understand.
Each submission of event after event in life grew until there was linguistic submission, which then grew to the point where the husband could not dare entertain thoughts
Question: What is it about someone who must control?
Answer: Narcissistic tendency to believe oneself superior to others.
For the price of having 'dare' to 'disobey' Tammy, after all the years of brutal tyranny, combined with the humiliation of age and beauty, and the broken intimacy, which reads in her statement like undiluted venom.
What is worse than all of this?
The venom was poured without measure upon the victim.
I do not believe the victim died quickly nor peacefully.
The filter used by criminals in which they seek psychological means of justifying their crime without drawing undo attention was lost for Tammy Moorer because of not only the affair, but because Sidney had, even for a short time, dared to challenge her tyranny.
Had she been a man and Sidney a woman, she would likely have gone to prison for murder.
Instead, this rage was poured upon the victim.
Should, many years from now, the truth come out, I believe we may hear that the entire murder was planned and carried out by mostly Tammy.
I believe the words we read that were so venomous were some of the exact same words the victim heard before she died.
Tammy Moorer's hateful post revealed who she is, and sought to justify what she had done. If a reader can picture this same scenario with the genders reversed, it may be easier to imagine what happened.
A man is a brutally violent abuser who's wife submits everything to him in fear. He demands she embrace his bizarre obsession, and obey his every word and deed. She is so beat down that she does not even dare have an original thought, independent from his.
One day she meets a man and forgets herself and her position and defies the abuser.
There is hell to pay.
The expression, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is, in this case, on 'steroids' as Tammy Moorer was not only publicly humiliated by her husband's actions,
she was defied.
This had to be punished. It could not be abided.
I do not know the evidence that the prosecution has in the case and since the Casey Anthony jury, I am always concerned about the jury system, but from the words of both Sidney and Tammy Moorer, police arrested the right persons.
As to the rage that the victim met, it is found in the words of Tammy Moorer.
Tammy Moorer was the victim's prosecutor, judge, jury, and finally, executioner.