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In the case of missing toddler DeOrr:
What was the Private Investigator hired for? To keep family secrets?
According to the attorney for DeOrr's family, he was hired to find DeOrr jr.
Previously, the attorney issued a statement:
"As a private investigator hired by Mr. Kunz, he has an obligation to share his findings with his client. He also has an obligation to keep his findings confidential. The week of January 25, 2016, Mr. Klein made inflammatory public statements to the effect that he has been doing an investigation and has found that there is no evidence to contradict the Lehmi County Sheriff's conclusion that the parents of Dennis Kunz' grandchild should be named as suspects in this case. Mr. Klein's statements caused many to believe that Vernon DeOrr Kunz and Jessica Mitchell were responsible for their son's disappearance, and that Mr. Klein had proof, and this caused the public to hate these people."
The investigator was quoted as saying that he was "hired to find" the child and that "he was not successful."
Previously, I asked readers to consider that the attorney did not cite any confidentiality agreement.
Often times, a private investigator will sign confidentiality agreements because the information is sensitive.
Not so much in missing child cases.
In a missing child case, the investigator is hired for a single-minded purpose:
In Statement Analysis, we let the subject's own words place us firmly in his shoes.
DeOrr sr. had a powerful need to place himself at a different location for the 911 call.
He had a powerful need to praise officials who had failed to find his son.
The sensitivity indicators showed that he was deliberately withholding information; in some points, suppressing it (the necessity of effort; the element of emotion).
In short, the conclusion was that DeOrr jr died as a result of unintended consequences, such as neglect, but was not likely a child of chronic neglect or abuse, and that the parents engaged in a conspiratorial cover up to hide the body.
What was the private investigator hired to do?
He was hired to find the child.
This presupposes not only motive, or 'marching orders' but means. He was to find the child.
When he went to the sheriff, and when he went to the FBI, he was fulfilling what he was hired to do: find the child .
When he went public about the parents, the motive remains the same: provoke them into giving in to their desire to tell the truth. (Father showed desire to relieve himself of this burden, which is seen in the abundance of words, interruptions and tangents in his speech).
It was another means of doing what he was hired to do.
There would be no call for "confidentiality" in a missing persons case; particularly of a child.
John and Patsy Ramsey: they needed (and had) confidentiality agreements on who could say what, including hiring investigators and in going from polygrapher to polygrapher, with the final one who "passed" them, agreeing to not disclose a single question posed.
Confidentiality is needed in highly contested wealthy divorce cases where embarrassing information may come to light, or other internal investigations;
not into a missing child case.
To put a limit or muzzle on an investigator searching for their child is akin to Cindy Anthony ordering Tim Miller and Texas Equasearch out of her home, and ordering Casey to not say a word to help.
This is why the attorney did not cite any specific detail about confidentiality.
The PI broke no unwritten law of confidentiality, nor even the spirit of it. He sought to find the child and whatever it took, he used.
Going to the public may yet work. The world does not "hate" the mother and father, but they have cost taxpayers a small fortune and have caused the public much emotional investment into this little boy. This has been unbearably selfish and self serving.
Each time a guilty parent goes before the cameras and urges people to look for a child that they know is dead, such as Baby Lisa or Baby Ayla, it is a form of exploitation and theft.
That the PI did not go along with this is only to the firm's credit. He did the right thing meeting with officials and it was no publicity stunt to make an attempt to pressure the parents into yielding the location of DeOrr jr's remains.
Like the prosecutors fighting for justice for Heather Elvis, it is a gamble, but one that should have been taken in the case of Hailey Dunn.
The profile of Shawn Adkins strongly suggested that he would fold and give up Hailey's remains.
Nothing was done.
Now the home is torn down with no further evidence obtained.