Lucas Hernandez was reported missing by his step mother, Emily Glass. The emergency call (911) was analyzed and indicated her for deception regarding what happened to Lucas.
She later led a private investigator to the location of his body and committed suicide.
The coroner was unable to conclude the cause of death to the child.
Here is the statement made by Emily Glass.
A team of analysts worked through it to determine if the cause of death may be discerned.
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Statement With Analysis
Friday February 17th. Me and thekids, Lucas and Mia, woke up at around 8.30 am to 9 am.
a. The statement does not begin with the pronoun “I”; therefore, we should consider that there may be less than reliable information contained within it.
b. The subject has begun her statement “Friday February 17th”
c. The death of the child began on “Friday February 17th” in the subject’s verbalized perception of reality. *If the subject was prompted to begin her statement on Friday or even Friday morning, we cannot say the death began Friday morning.
d. Listing of “people” in a statement in order—“Me” is first, “Lucas” and “Mia”
e. “the” kids may be psychological distancing (not “my” nor “our”) yet it also could be contamination -the children were previously discussed and the reference is appropriate.
f. “at around 8:30 am to 9 am” – did the children get up before the mother?
g. With the estimate, please consider possible substance abuse impacting parenting.
h. If there is distancing in the language, from mother to children, it is at the time of the statement. Contextually, it is while reporting and being interviewed about a dead child. We must further consider the distancing language is at the point of “Friday February 17th” at this specific time frame of “at around 8:30am to 9am”-- We continue to consider the possibility of substance abuse impacting the event. It is also early in the statement, making it a priority.
i. Questions should be asked about the night before.
___ Changed Mia’s diaper, helpedLuke out of his pull upinto his underwear, turned TV cartoons on for kids and gave them breakfast, pop dogs (?) and fruit.
a. The subject does not commit to the above activities. Did she actually change Mia’s diaper? Did she really help Luke out of his pull up?
b. She chose this information – the inclusion of bodily functions.
c. “helped” is to give assistance, as if it is Luke’s responsibility. Is this a form of sublte blaming of the victim?
d. Slows down the pace with unnecessary detail.
e. Consider that the subject may have a need to portray herself as dutiful or “not neglectful” (see dual time of waking up, above)
Ismokeda cig and then loungedwithMia and Luke, watching cartoons.
Context: she smoked a “cig” after bodily functions, tv, and breakfast
a. The first entrance of “I”
b. She did not have a cigarette, she “smoked” a cig.
c. She “lounged” ? Not a word of a mother of young children in need.
d. Adults “lounge” with peers; not with children. While “smoking” a “cig”, she is not a parent (provision, protection, supervision), she is a peer who is in a relaxed mode.
e. Is this an attempt to sound “casual” or non-alarming, thus indicating to the contrary?
f. To “lounge” is not only adult – peer and socially related, it is to no longer be in a state of activity. Question: is this a need to portray this period of time as “relaxed” indicating to the contrary? If she is “lounging”, she is no longer “parenting” but disengaged from parental duties.
g. “cartoons” is unnecessary detail.
h. Naming the children again is unnecessary. What happened here?
__ Did a couple of loads of laundry, cleaned Mia’s bottles andwateredplants. Around noon
a. Explore for sexual abuse
b. The sexual abuse could be the subject, herself, and/or children.
c. “plants” unnecessary detail. Note “cig” above. Explore for substance abuse
d. Note the description of her working while writing or speaking about her child’s death.
e. Consider that watering plants is to “nurture” or “keep alive” given as an unnecessary detail, making it very important to her regarding the death of her child.
ImadeMia and Luke p.b.l.j.(?) and somespaghetti for lunch.
She didn’t feed them or give it to them, she “made” it; giving more emphasis to her activities. Consider whether or not she is portraying herself in a positive light, and that she may be telling us she was over-burdened. The focus remains upon her as she addresses what happened to her child.
I did not eat yet at that point,becausemy appetite was notthere.
a. Unnecessary = important
b. It is offered in the negative = important x 2
c. It is explained why, without being asked = important.
For whatever reason, she has the need to tell us what she did not do, and why she did not do it.
We should now ask: What did she do during this time?
This sentence is of the highest sensitivity and indicates missing information critical to this case.
Where was she at this time?
What was she doing?
Was she alone?
This deliberately withheld information is related to Lucas’ death.
What happened to her appetite?
Did she use drugs at this point?
She had the need to tell us that she DID NOT EAT.
Did she poison him? Munchausen by proxy
Sometime after eatingLucassaidhis tummy hurt and wanted to watch a moviein his room.
“after” = time
He is no longer casual “Luke” but “Lucas”
She, in the statement, now separates Lucas from Mia (“in his room.”)
SoI gave him some zofran(?) andput his show on.
The sentences without notes:
“I did not eat yetat thatpoint,becausemy appetite was notthere.Sometime aftereatingLucassaidhis tummy hurt and wanted to watch a moviein his room. SoI gave him some zofran(?) andput his show on.”
Here is the same sentences:
“I did noteat yetat thatpoint,becausemy appetite was notthere.Sometime aftereatingLucassaidhis tummy hurt and wanted to watch a moviein his room. SoI gave him some zofran(?) andput his show on.”
Was she drugging her children to allow her to not parent (“lounge”)?
The subject needed to tell us what she did not do, and why she did not do it. This is an indication of an alternative reason.
The mother gives us a description as if she is overburdened. This may be a subtle blaming of the victim.
**The mother may see herself as the victim.
Is our subject putting theresponsibility(blame) upon the victim?
“and put his show on” is also unnecessary. She is the “good mother” strongly here, which tells us of projected guilt.
*What did she give him that she did not eat, that made his tummy hurt?
Did she put something (Zofran?) in his food?
If true, is it possible she did it at breakfast, allowing her to “lounge”?
This would be, if true, consistent with the need to persuade that she is a good mother and that her duties appear to have overwhelmed her (in portrayal) --- if a regular or repeated event, she was able to “lounge”; that is, stop being a mother, after they ate.
Mother did not need to tell us she did “not” eat at breakfast. She “smoked”…
The subject has a need to explain why Zofran will be found in the victim’s system, before being asked or found out.
I can’t remember what show.
We have concluded that the mother is deceptively withholding information at the point where the two “blues” are--- truthful people tell us what they remember. As she offers what she does not remember, we should consider that she is, again, withholding information and anticipated being asked, “What show did you put on for him?” and wishes to preempt it. This is to indicate that she is not speaking from experiential memory (truth) about what happened when she separated the children.
I then cleaned up hismess from eating,
Note that it is “his mess” (blaming of the victim, who is the older child)
This is to portray the subject as a victim of Luke.
Please consider that this “mess” was not the children’s mess from lunch, but “his” and may have included vomit or his messy diaper/underwear (laundry mentioned)
I then cleaned up his mess from eating, while Mia was still eating and then satdown browsing my phone and crossing(?) my phone, still waitingfor Mia to finish soI could clean her and her mess up.
Body posture (“sat down”) indicating an increase in tension while “still” waiting (increase in tension) to finish (time, increase tension) including high sensitivity as to why she had to wait
After thatI did some more laundryand cleaned some of backboners( ?) room.
Did subject clean up evidence?
Ididcheck in on Luke while watching his movie and he was fine each time.
I checked in on him every twenty to thirty minutes, just to say hiand see how he was doing.
And then I decided to take a break from cleaning due to my handsfrom hurting and my endo(?).
My hands hurt due to cleaning flowerbed during Thursday. I went to the garageto smoke cannabis and got really hungry and then I remembered Jonathan had given me an Olive Garden gift card and wanted that to eat when I got Mia and myself ready.
She previously separated Lucas from Mia.
Here she separates herself and Mia from Lucas.
I decided to eat real quickwhileI had my appetite. This was around 5.25 pm. My landlord, Chris called me towards the end of me finish at the Olive Garden so that he can stop by to check the sewer / plumbing, I believe due to nasty smells of smelling(?). I told him I was almost home and would see him soon.
On my way home he end up calling me back.
I got home around six – there’s a question mark – after I got home I made Luke his dinner, he had French fries and chicken fries and Sprite. We all lounge(d?) at night whileI did some laundry.
Around 7.30 to 8, I gave Lucas and Mia a bathand then put them to bed.
I do believe I talked to Jonathan via dual video chat before I fell asleep at Friday night the 17th.
Saturday, February the 18th. The kids and I woke up at 9 am. I changed…. And then that’s it…
The subject is deceptive about what happened to the victim.
The subject psychologically distances herself from the victim.
The subject likely was a neglectful and abused substances.
The subject may have poisoned or drugged the victim.
The subject would likely see herself as a victim.
Had she not committed suicide, the subject would need to be interviewed by an empathetic investigator who would allow her to portray herself as victim.
The subject may have been a victim of sexual abuse.
The victim may have also been a sex abuse victim.