What do the words we utter say about us? For some, we need lots of words for a picture to begin to emerge. For others, very few. For Luc Tieman, it took 20 words.
Luc’s wife, Valerie Tieman was last seen on August 30, 2016 by Luc himself at Walmart. He reported when he returned to their truck, she was gone. He did not report her missing. She was missing two weeks before her disappearance was reported by her parents who live out-of-state. During an interview with NEWS CENTER on Monday, 9/19/16, Luc spoke the following 20 words:
"Just want her to come out, not be scared. No one's going to get hurt or cares what she's done."
What does his 20 words say through the lens of Statement Analysis?
1. The pronoun "I" is missing at the start the sentence. He begins a statement about his wife by ejecting himself from the sentence! Luc, the subject, does not want to be psychologically in this sentence.
2. "just" - is comparing something. Is the lesser of what he is considering or what he wanted? What would he comparing her "coming out" with? This is alarming. This, too, suggests domestic violence as part of his norm.
3. Next, we notice that he does not use her name. This is to psychologically distance himself from his wife, while she is missing.
"My wife Valerie" would have had:
a. possessive pronoun
b. title "wife"
c. name, Valerie
Just as he psychologically disappeared from his own statement, so it is that "Valerie" does not have a name. To him, she is a non- person and he wants to distance himself from "her"; the non-person that has caused his involvement in this case.
Think about this: He doesn't mention her name.
It is possible he and the reporter may have been talking for a bit prior to this quote. "come out" - but there is no explanation for us to understand what she must come out of! Come out? Of where? Is she in something? "not be scared" - this is in the negative of what not be feeling. This is sensitive and it is concerning.
What would she be scared of. "No one's going to get hurt" - This is the language of Domestic Violence (DV)
Who is "no one"? This is a passive statement. In the negative. "going to" - is this to say some one already did get hurt? "hurt" - Where does the hurt come from? Leakage? Did she get hurt, or did he hurt her?
That he disappears from his own statement, removes her from it personally, and introduces the word "hurt", in a comparison sense, we are looking at someone who likely "hurt" her, or worse.
I'm worried about this lady. I'm hearing domestic violence. I also hear blaming the victim as he also said but wasn't quoted by him specifically: Luc Tieman said the two were on good terms, which is unnecessary to say, but said she did mention some things a couple days before she went missing that made him worry, including her talking about another man. This speaks to not only jealousy, but he described "her talking" which puts the subtle blame upon the victim.
The day she went missing, Luc said his wife told him she was going to leave and never come back. He shared a news reports from ABC on his facebook page. He made the following comment below on the post. I underlined a few words.
Look who he "unifies" himself with via the pronoun "we":
" Good news!! I just finished today's search with a couple of fine detectives (un-named) for Valerie Joy Tieman and one of the last places i saw her we found a set of (no later than a day old) womans footprints that matched her shoe patrern amd shoe size! they were with another set of male boots in skowhegan, maine. we took photos and will continue survaylence of the AO. 1 ·
What is "good news" about not finding her?
September 16 at 7:46pm Luc William Tieman "And we were talking about bringing in a k9 for tracking. Pray we find her! "
In analysis we call this ingratiating.
|Ann Soule, Statement Analyst I, Licensed Therapist|
This is similar to a father of a missing boy praising law enforcement and search efforts for not finding his son.
He also wrote in another post on 9/7/16: “There’s only ONE woman in the word for this man.”
This is similar to declaring his love, publicly, for her, which, within the realm of analysis, is a red flag.
Analysis Conclusion: He has given us enough signals to know that he has guilty knowledge of what happened to her, and he is involved with Domestic Violence.
update: Valerie Timan's remains were found, and Luc Tieman has been arrested in her murder.