Thursday, September 8, 2011

Intimate Partner Homicide: The Writing is on the Wall

Statement Analysis plays an important role in crime. It is an accurate process by which a trained analyst explains language either verbal or written to determine truthfulness, deception and hidden information a person with direct knowledge uses when attempting to disarm others as to their involvement in a crime.

I refer to statement analysis as the art of unconscious vomiting of the truth. In cases of intimate partner homicide it goes to the deception of the truth.

Earlier today on The Roth Show, Peter Hyatt, Investigator and Statement Analysis Expert discussed his work regarding cases where husbands whose wives "suddenly vanish" play a critical role when they immediately hide behind a lawyer instead of helping in an investigation. After all this is their wife and mother of their children, yet when a person flat out refuses to cooperate it is deception.

We discussed the case of missing New Jersey mother Randy Amanda Lehrer, last seen on Friday, August 12, 2011. His deception in Randy's case begins with calling her place of employment and telling them "she returned to her native Canada to take care of her sick mother." The author of the statement is being deceptive which is one example of statement analysis. Like Pinocchio, Steven Acnua (the husband) was caught in a major lie.

The case of missing mother Susan Cox Powell who vanished on December 6, 2009, from Salt Lake City, Utah goes towards Josh Powell's use of words and sentences during media interviews the most recent when he and his father are interviewed on ABC's Night Line.

To listen to the re-broadcast of The Roth Show click the link below:

I know that when Walt Disney created the Pinocchio character he had no idea it could be applied to statement analysis, but it fits perfectly.

Every husband whose wife and mother to their children "suddenly" vanishes where they were the last known person to have contact with them are pathetic cowards. Those involved in intimate partner homicide are Pinocchio's minus a conscious and heart.

Over time their puppet like mentality, words and predictable actions will be the key to their own permanent jail cell.

In statement analysis, the writing is on the wall!

Jounalist Isabelle Zehnder has covered this case from the beginning wrote an excellent article on the case:

Information on the case of missing mom:

Randy Lehre is 5'2", 145 lbs with a tattoo on her shoulder that says "laugh now, cry later"

The mother of a 10-month-child, Lehrer, 32, is 5 foot 2, weighs 145 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes, and is of fair complexion. She has a tattoo on her right shoulder that reads “Laugh Now Cry Later.” Lehrer was lasted seen in public August 12 leaving her job at Tommy’s Restaurant on Central Avenue in Jersey City.

Jersey City Police Detective Cesar Camacho, is leading the investigation into Lehrer’s disappearance. Investigator Charles Hannon has put up a $3,000 reward for information leading to finding Lehrer. Anyone with information regarding Lehrer’s disappearance call 201-547 5427.

Jersey City community expanding the search to Sea Side Heights where Amanda was a frequent visitor. If you would like to join a team, or post fliers please contact us via facebook.

To keep up on the cases of intimate partner violence and missing persons visit

Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is a specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies and high risk cases and available for personal consultations through the Institute. She is also part of the team at Management Resources Limited of New York.

Susan is the author of "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,"Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire.

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