Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Word "Left" in Analysis

The word "left", when used as a connecting verb, is an indication of missing information.  Sometimes, what is missing is an entire story.

"Vacated" might be considered "left" in some cases.


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

OT

Re-posting, as I think its importance has been a bit overlooked:

BB's mother posted a new letter to the murderer today.

"My 2nd Letter to the Murderer of Missy Bevers: 5/7/16

It has been 2 weeks since I wrote the 1st letter to you. Almost 3 weeks since you murdered Missy.
I would guarantee your life has been more miserable than ours! Our life has been filled with peace that you wouldn't understand. Something only a God-fearing, saved by Jesus, person truly understands! We have been blessed by so many wonderful people, willing to share our grief, by praying with us, preparing meals for her family and just blessing us with all of their actions in so many ways!
How about you? Are you feeling all the love from your family and friends? Or do they suspect you, thinking something is not right with you?
How did it make you feel when so many people all over this nation, said such glowing things about Missy? You probably sat back and thought," how little do they really know her". I assume you were jumping up and down when the news about her life was not as perfect as a lot of people thought.
Well, let me tell you a little secret you may not comprehend. No, she wasn't perfect and she never claimed to be. But, the secret is, there is something called "agape" love. Meaning, there really is a love you have, that no matter what you have done in the past or present, you still love them! I know her husband does, her 3 girls, her mom, brothers, all her family and friends.
Sorry, there is nothing that can ever change that! I'm sure that disappoints you. But, it's the truth!!
Are you getting a bit nervous, shaking in your " boots that look too big?" You should be! It's just a matter of time now.
Things would be a lot easier on you to just go ahead and turn yourself in. I'm sure the officials will take that into account.
Go ahead and clear your conscience, you will feel better. No sense in having your family witness you being picked up by the police and leaving that lasting vision on their minds forever! We are all waiting! It's one way or the other!!"

thebookstalker said...

I would really like to see these analyzed as well as the statements from her husband that were posted in the comments the other day. Every day I come to see if they have been.

Peter Hyatt said...

thebookstalker said...
I would really like to see these analyzed as well as the statements from her husband that were posted in the comments the other day. Every day I come to see if they have been.


What you are seeing here?

John mcgowan said...
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John mcgowan said...

Re Missy Bevers

Murdered Texas Fitness Instructor and Husband Were Having Marital and Financial Problems: Police

A search warrant recently released by police has led investigators to believe that murdered Texas fitness instructor Terri "Missy" Bevers and her husband were having marital and financial problems, PEOPLE learns.

Additionally, three days before she was murdered, Bevers showed her friend a private LinkedIn message from a man she didn't know that made her uncomfortable.

A search warrant released by the Midlothian Police Department on Thursday states, "They both agreed that the message was creepy and strange," the warrant states.

Bevers, 45, was found murdered on April 18 at The Creekside Church in Midlothian, Texas, where she was scheduled to teach a "boot camp" fitness class that morning. A suspect is shown in surveillance video entering the church wearing tactical gear and carrying a hammer. Bevers died of multiple puncture wounds to the head and chest, according to police.

The search warrant for Bevers' cellphone records is dated from March 1 to April 24. It pinpoints 11 "target numbers" that police deem useful in finding her killer, who remains at large.


The records also have led investigators to believe that Bevers and her husband were having problems.

"A portion of these messages (as well as deleted messages) recovered indicate and confirm statement and tips provided to officers of an ongoing financial and marital struggle as well as intimate/personal relationship(s) external to the marriage with identified 'target numbers,' " the warrant states.

Some of the "intimate" messages reportedly took place on LinkedIn. Because they were deleted afterward, investigators weren't able to fully recover them, the warrant states.

According to the warrant, police believe the killer communicated with Bevers on LinkedIn between April 14 and April 16. Despite this new and specific information, "we don't have a strong suspect," Midlothian Assistant Police Chief Kevin Johnson tells PEOPLE.

This suggests they have someone in mind and may not have enough evidence to make an arrest?

Although the suspect was first identified as a man, the latest warrant states that in certain parts of the surveillance video, "the suspect appears to have what has been described as a feminine sway or walk."

The document also notes that the suspect "has a distinct walk that is indicative of some type of injury which affects the right leg/foot."

Anyone who has information on the case is asked to call the Midlothian Police's tip line at 972-775-7624.

http://www.people.com/article/texas-fitness-instructor-creepy-message-before-death

Anonymous said...

I find it unexpected that the letter writer would use words such as "blessed" and "filled with peace" to describe her family.

I also think it is unusual for her to mention that negative things have come out about Missy, focusing on the fact that she was imperfect.

Plus she never mentions what a horrific and violent death Missy had, or how the person lay in wait.


( regarding Missy) "-----that no matter what you have done in the past or present, you still love them! I know her husband does, her 3 girls, her mom, brothers, all her family and friends."

My goodness, what in the world could she have done that would EVER cause her three daughters or her mom or brothers or family to stop loving her? Had an affair? Gone and got herself killed? This seems like a crazy thing to say, of course they still love her. It makes it sound like she was a mass murderer or something.

Furiously Curious said...

Peter, I am interested in what would say about the husband's comments about his wife, as posted by another reader, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnBJ17dtx48

Reporter: “She meant a lot of things to a lot of people, but what did she mean to you as her husband?”

“Well, she was a, she was a companion, we enjoyed fishing, we def. – we, we enjoyed going to the beach, we spent a lot of time at the ocean. Um, we, we’ve been together for 20 years and ah, over the 20 years, you know, our relationship evolved form this to that to this to that, and we’ve managed to keep it, you know, held together all this time. But at this particular venture in our lives, it opened up an opportunity for her to do something that was gratifying to herself rather than raising a family constantly – driving kids around, and ah, and she’s just, like I said, the Camp Gladiator opportunity came up, and ah... ...”

This quote is at 8:46-
“I would have to say that Missy is unlike most people, is unlike any other spouse, wife, friend, mother. Um, uh, you know, when you lose a loved one, ah you know. Ah, .... you know, all of those things fall into place, you know. I don’t know how to properly answer that question, but ah, you know. All of you people here, you have kids, you’re married, I mean, you know. I know you’re here for a story, but ah, you know.”
______________________________________________________________________________
Even if you are mad at your spouse, seems like you could come up with something concrete and positive to say after their death. His behavior and his father's both just seem so odd. Also, her mother-in-law has thrown a little shade too, which is inappropriate in the circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Blogger thebookstalker said...
I would really like to see these analyzed as well as the statements from her husband that were posted in the comments the other day. Every day I come to see if they have been.


I second that.

lynda said...

Peter,

What I have gotten from the MB's husband is distance, problems in the marriage, infidelity, financial problems. He says the word "Gladiators" a LOT. He talks about her group "Gladiators" a LOT. One thing that was a big red flag for me was him stating "Particularly in the last 10 months, Missy had made a point in calling me everyday to tell me that she loves me." Begs the question, 'what happened 10 months ago?" Since she was doing the calling it leads me to believe that she was the one that strayed as she had to call HIM to reassure him of her devotion.
Husband came out of house to do interview and said he was just making a short statement and that was it. He didn't want to talk anymore. He waited politely for everyone to get into position, voicing concern whether or not everyone was ready. He made his statement in less than 3 minutes, started to leave, and then kept talking for another 23 minutes. Husband was conveniently out of town of course, he never states he loves her, no tears shed, no choke up, he did say "She told me she loved me and then added, "as i loved her." Is that the same?
Husband made a point of telling MSM that the perp was NOT wearing a swat/police tactical gear. That "He" was wearing just a jacket, sweat pants, and a motorcycle helmet. He expressed to everybody he DID NOT want to know the details of how she died. He did not want to know at all.
Husband took a pic of their 3 daughters at the graveside with 2 of them grinning and all holding sunflowers. Husband said, "The sunflowers were Missy's favorite when we first got together." I guess they weren't her favorite now, and since they weren't, why have them?
Husbands father took a womans size XXL white shirt to the drycleaners the day after she was murdered. It was covered in blood. He said it was dogs blood. Why take a crappy, blood soaked womans shirt to the dry cleaners? He stated it was his shirt/that he wore it. Does he typically buy womens clothing to wear? Forensically, could it have MB blood on it and then father covered all her blood with dogs blood?
Husband is very blase, voices no concern for himself, his daughters or the town that a slaughtering maniac is on the loose. Missy Bevers died from numerous puncture wounds to the head/neck area. The killer on video appears to be wielding a rock hammer, strolling around church, waiting for Missy to arrive.
There's a definitely a hinky vibe about the whole thing. Husband focuses on her "Gladiator" team, that she "got a job" "she did her thing, I did mine" That's about all i can remember.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the husband focuses on the gladiator term, and the suspect looks and acts almost like a gladiator in that outfit.

Peter Hyatt said...

It is difficult to discern which anonymous is which anonymous, but here goes:

Anonymous said...
I find it unexpected that the letter writer would use words such as "blessed" and "filled with peace" to describe her family.

I also think it is unusual for her to mention that negative things have come out about Missy, focusing on the fact that she was imperfect.

Plus she never mentions what a horrific and violent death Missy had, or how the person lay in wait.


( regarding Missy) "-----that no matter what you have done in the past or present, you still love them! I know her husband does, her 3 girls, her mom, brothers, all her family and friends."

My goodness, what in the world could she have done that would EVER cause her three daughters or her mom or brothers or family to stop loving her? Had an affair? Gone and got herself killed? This seems like a crazy thing to say, of course they still love her. It makes it sound like she was a mass murderer or something.>>>>



Is this in reference to what is posted, also anonymously, at 9:20am?

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

Furiously Curious said...
Peter, I am interested in what would say about the husband's comments about his wife, as posted by another reader, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnBJ17dtx48

Reporter: “She meant a lot of things to a lot of people, but what did she mean to you as her husband?”

“Well, she was a, she was a companion, we enjoyed fishing, we def. – we, we enjoyed going to the beach, we spent a lot of time at the ocean. Um, we, we’ve been together for 20 years and ah, over the 20 years, you know, our relationship evolved form this to that to this to that, and we’ve managed to keep it, you know, held together all this time. But at this particular venture in our lives, it opened up an opportunity for her to do something that was gratifying to herself rather than raising a family constantly – driving kids around, and ah, and she’s just, like I said, the Camp Gladiator opportunity came up, and ah... ...”

This quote is at 8:46-
“I would have to say that Missy is unlike most people, is unlike any other spouse, wife, friend, mother. Um, uh, you know, when you lose a loved one, ah you know. Ah, .... you know, all of those things fall into place, you know. I don’t know how to properly answer that question, but ah, you know. All of you people here, you have kids, you’re married, I mean, you know. I know you’re here for a story, but ah, you know.”


In the first paragraph, there is heavy use of the pronoun "we" to describe him and her together. When he refers to the relationship, he uses the word "we" as well.

As to the second paragraph, what is it that you see, specifically, that you wish analyzed? This is the quote from 8:46 referenced.

We listen for very specific things and as people's expectation widens, for the analyst, it narrows with the allegation.

Can you tell me why you separated that quote?

thank you,

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

I found a few of the husband;s statements:

Re: Police contact: “Couple of times a week, we just get together,” said Bevers Wednesday at the Midlothian Police Department. “We corroborate information.”

Note the word "we" between him and police.

“They didn't call me here,I just occasionally have things in my mind that I want to share with them.”

That is what victim's families do; they are always thinking of this or that and want it known.

“As far as the puncture wound story, I haven't even opened that up,” said Branon. “I saw it and just pffft... I'm not going there.”

Appropriate distancing language due to intensity of murder.


“If it wasn't for me leaning on God as heavily as I am right now, there is no way,” said Brandon. “I would be melted into this assault.”

He calls it an "assault", which is a step towards the allegation (murder) while still showing the consistency of wanting to be distant from the horrific details.

I recognize that there are lots of comments asking for analysis, but in posting statements, it is helpful for the poster to:
a. choose a name so that addressing is practical
b. highlight what in the quote concerns the poster.

this way I can address the person directly, and answer the concern while seeing what thinking the poster is engaging in.

Lis said...

Peter, I'm not sure which quote is correct, but elsewhere I have read that he said "asphalt" rather than "assault." For instance, this article http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Brandon-Bevers-Has-Found-Peace-With-God-After-Wifes-Murder-378135421.html quotes him as:

"If it wasn't for me leaning on God as heavily as I am right now, OK, there is no way — I would be melted just into this asphalt," he said. "There is no way the Brandon Bevers before this would be standing here today without me leaning on God, and His word and His direction, like, I find peace in it. It's very comforting. I obtain wisdom from it."

This is a strange case and I find it intriguing as the others who mentioned it. The fact that the husband and father in law were both out of town and that the father in law's build and walk seem so similar to the assailant's in the surveillance video. The strange letters the mother in law has written... I can't put my finger on it but they seem odd to me.

foodiefoodnerd said...

From lynda's post:
"She told me she loved me and then added, 'as i loved her.'
Is that the same?
~~~~

It's the same, alright. Same as what; that could be anything from, "which is more than life itself" down to, "which is to say like rotten cabbage on a hot summer day."


Quoting lynda:
"Begs the question, 'what happened 10 months ago?'
Since she was doing the calling it leads me to believe that she was the one that strayed as she had to call HIM to reassure him of her devotion."
~~~~

Definitely something to consider, especially as to other potential suspects, who may have hoped she was leaving her husband.

But I also don't rule out otherwise highly intelligent women going to ridiculous lengths to keep a man around, including apologizing and sending him gifts after he cheated on her, repeatedly.

Years of marriage and common kids can add a lot to either spouse's willful blindness to myriad neon red flags.

He could be bitter if she'd wanted out, or he could consider murder cheaper than divorce.

The graveside scene sounds a couple of cans of Silly String away from a Darlie Routier tribute.

Turner said...

The letter to the killer from the mother in law sounds like a desperate & pathetic attempt to shine good light on their relationship. But at the same time taking jabs at Missy. Also sounds like they know the killer knew Missy.

Julia said...

Peter, this is a link to an interview with the husband and father in law of Missy Bevers. In addition to many of the issues raised already by other posters, my biggest question comes because at 7:25 he uses the phrase "my guilt" as he's speaking about his concern about comments being posted on Facebook.

Would an innocent person ever appear to take such personal ownership of guilt by using the pronoun "my"?

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Brandon-and-Randy-Bevers-Speak-to-Reporters-Raw-Video_Dallas-Fort-Worth-377361451.html

lynda said...

foodiefoodnerd said...
From lynda's post:
"She told me she loved me and then added, 'as i loved her.'
Is that the same?
~~~~

"It's the same, alright. Same as what; that could be anything from, "which is more than life itself" down to, "which is to say like rotten cabbage on a hot summer day."


Excellent point foodie I hadn't thought of it that way. I was wondering if saying "as I loved her" was the same as the proclamation "I love her" but since you gave that example, I think you are right.

Julia said...

Peter, this is a link to an interview with the husband and father in law of Missy Bevers. In addition to many of the issues raised already by other posters, my biggest question comes because at 7:25 he uses the phrase "my guilt" as he's speaking about his concern about comments being posted on Facebook.

Would an innocent person ever appear to take such personal ownership of guilt by using the pronoun "my"?

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Brandon-and-Randy-Bevers-Speak-to-Reporters-Raw-Video_Dallas-Fort-Worth-377361451.html

Allie said...

Peter, I posted the original request and quotes. What I am seeing is a widower talking about his relationship with his wife in much the same way you would a good companion dog. It's like he's lost his pet Labrador after 20 years, not a wife. He wasn't even very fond of his Labrador. When asked what she meant to him as a husband, it sounds like they did some activities together but that is it. When asked the second question (which I believe was what was unique or special about her) he cannot come up with one thing, not one, and he immediately goes to "you" and "you know." Why can't he tell us one thing that was special or unique or that he will miss? I mean, he has had this Labrador a long time.

Also, the mother is so quick to throw shade on her dead daughter in law, immediately saying Missy wasn't an angel. Why would you even say that? In her very first statement, she said Missy was much too trusting, makiing it Missy's fault.

My radar is up because Brandon supposedly told him Mom the day before the murder how much he worried about Missy being at the church alone in the morning. The day before the murder. He must be psychic!

Anyway, thanks for looking at this!!

Julia said...

Peter, this is a link to an interview with the husband and father in law of Missy Bevers. In addition to many of the issues raised already by other posters, my biggest question comes because at 7:25 he uses the phrase "my guilt" as he's speaking about his concern about comments being posted on Facebook.

Would an innocent person ever appear to take such personal ownership of guilt by using the pronoun "my"?

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/377361451.html

Nat said...

Is it odd that he uses the term "story" as in "puncture wound story"? Is it odd that he uses a dismissive utterance vs an avoidant utterance, as in "pfft" vs. "ugh" ? Or am I splitting hairs unnecessarily ?

Anonymous said...

Lots of strange things like almost all of them out of town.also I don't see the mother in law's point of writing those letters. What will it change? Nothing. Reminds me of Jon Benet mom and the screwy ransom note they found. ???

Anonymous said...

And Mr. Hyatt-can you analyze the letters?

Peter Hyatt said...

In watching the video, I noted that some of the reporters give ample opportunity for a denial, but not in a way that brings the husband to the point where he should grasp the notion that 'this reporter thinks I am involved....' to himself, so he can say, "I didn't kill my wife" instead of "I don't need a lawyer." It sometimes comes down to:

a. how much does he really think people suspect him
b. how well did the reporter present the opportunity

In some cases, it is as clear as a bell. the world thinks guilt, therefore, I respond with Reliable Denial; end of discussion.

At the point where he says "my guilt", he halted on the word "my" as if to say this is what they are writing, yet it is still strange. It made me consider what guilt may be at play here:

did he have an affair?

did he cause the marital break up?

Is it guilt over the failing marriage in some other aspect? Or, is it much worse?

I have not had time to analyze this case, which is why I ask for specific concerns, and time references. I get several request per day for analysis and have to choose my time wisely, which means...transcripts will be viewed first; videos? I don't have time.

Regarding the mother-in-law's letters: what are you thinking? Do you think she knows her husband and/or son did it, so she is 'red herring' the case, to divert attention away? Or, are you suspicious of something else in her letters.

Peter

Matt Whan said...

I was reading a statement made by a coworker about an altercation with another coworker and whenever the word "then popped up" it was like a mental barrier popped up and I read it more carefully. I was asked by my superior to give my impressions on the statement and I had concluded that more had happened than was reported, and that I believed the writer of the statement was minimizing his role in the ordeal. When my superior conducted interviews of both parties, he referenced my suggestions and discovered that, not only had the statement's author instigated the altercation, when certain references to the other parties' statement were brought up, the instigator's story fell apart.

I want to thank you, Peter. I know it's not a 101 you're providing here, but everything that you're blogging about provides us all with enough to listen more carefully.

Thank you for taking the time to do this.