This case seemed to be plagued with opportunists from almost day one. I would not doubt for a minute that some of the people that tried to help the Holloway family were well meaning and genuine in their offerings. However, as with so many high profile cases, that tend to be media favorites, there are those that want to latch on to the fame and fortune free ride. I hope to delve into some of these strange "head cases," and show how they worked their way right into the spotlight, with the hope of seeming to help. For some the jury is still out on whether they have offered up anything of value. For others it would seem pretty clear where their efforts fall. Sad to say too many might be falling in that negative category."
First I will cover the man who became part of this case through thoughtprinting emails and later would be part of a huge million dollar sea hunt supposedly looking for sunken crab traps on the "Persistence." Later in this chapter Daniel & Kelly the psychics will be covered. They began working for Beth, but quickly changed when they began to question things like Beth's arrival time in Aruba, make wild accusations against Julia Renfro and Jug Twitty which would all become fodder for the papers especially Jossy Mansur's, Diario. The latest news on these opportunists will be included as it happens, always updating.
Forensic profiling technique decodes map to Natalee Holloway’s likely watery grave.
Two years following the high-profile disappearance of Natalee Holloway, renowned psychiatrist and profiler Dr. Andrew G. Hodges announces the release of his book entitled Into the Deep – The Hidden Confession of Natalee’s Killer which tells the story of Natalee’s last night and provides a guide to what his corroborated research indicates is the Mountain Brook, Ala., teenager's final resting place.
Hodges, a clinical psychiatrist coincidentally based in Natalee’s home town of Birmingham, has developed a forensic profiling technique known as "thoughtprint decoding" that allows criminal investigators to "read between the lines" of verbatim communication.
Hodges' approach differs from other forensic profilers because he analyzes unconscious messages found in written and spoken communications rather than relying solely on the literal translation of such clues often considered key to investigations. Thoughtprint decoding spots "thought patterns," and Hodges contends perpetrators of crimes are often compelled by their unconscious minds to tell the truth no matter what messages their conscious minds might convey.
At its core, Hodges' research contends all people – using the unconscious “90 percent” of their brains – know right from wrong. Traditional forensic scientists, he says, are more likely to write off seemingly inexplicable criminal behavior as the actions of sociopaths rather than considering the unconscious – yet readily available – clues to the contrary. Such clues become clear to the trained eye.
The watery grave can be found in Andrew Hodges book, "Into the Deep." This book is based on emails Andrew believes, then suspect Deepak Kalpoe wrote, a few short days after Natalee Holloway went missing. It is Hodges belief that Deepak's subconscious mind is confessing to a heinous crime in these emails to a friend. Of course it takes the decoding of Hodges to explain the scientific "thought printing," of Deepak's mind and to understand the subliminal message he was trying to convey when he wrote these three lengthy emails. Deepak by the way denies ever even writing these emails. And it would seem since we really never heard much about them before Hodges, they certainly were not key to the Aruban investigation. But nevertheless Hodges wrote a shocking book based solely on what he calls "Deepak's confession."
Sadly it would seem that Andrew Hodges managed to capture the attention of Natalee's father Dave Holloway. Hodges writes in his book of extensive conversations with Dave about his profiling method. And since Dave apparently had some background in psychology himself , he was familiar with dreams and what the unconscious mind might offer as evidence. Dave also would strongly support Hodges theory of Natalee being in the ocean. Early on in the case Dave managed to latch onto a theory that Natalee was not only in the ocean, but he felt that a friend of the Van der Sloots would provide the boat that took Natalee out to sea and dumped her there.
In Hodges book, he speaks of a conversation with Dave involving all three boys being spotted several times the week after Natalee went missing driving around the area of the Fisherman's huts, like they were looking for something. This is where Dave contends Natalee's body was loaded up before being taken out to sea. Both Andrew and Dave believe the reason Joran, Deepak and Satish kept a surveillance on the hut area was in case Natalee's body washed back to shore. Of course, who these witnesses were that alleged the boys actually driving around this area no one knows. Again, this is not something that is in any police report or has been documented by law enforcement at all. These findings seem to only be in the minds of Dave and Hodges.
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