Statement Analysis: Kristi Cornwell’s Remains Found
A sad ending to a mystery. Note that the article is in plain text with Statement Analysis in bold type.
Please note that Mark McClish analyzed the boyfriend’s interview last year and can be found here:
Mark is not only an experienced analyst, but is an excellent instructor. he offers 2 day seminars as well as an online course at his web site, www.statementanalysis.com that is reasonable. his book, “I Know You Are Lying” is available at Amazon.com or his web site. I also recommend his software that assists in analyzing statements. (Statements can be entered into the computer program for analysis) Mark concluded from his analysis that the boyfriend needed to be re-interviewed.
Georgia Woman’s Remains found More Than one a Year after Disappearance
DECATUR, GA – Authorities in Georgia say they have positively identified remains found Saturday as those of a woman who vanished while out for a walk more than a year ago.
Kristi Cornwell was 38-year-old probation officer when she disappeared near her parents’ home in north Georgia on August 11, 2009. her boyfriend, who was talking to her on her cell phone at the time, told police she said a vehicle appeared to be following her and he overheard a struggle moments later.
The remains were found over the weekend about nine miles from where Cornwell disappeared, said John Bankhead, spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. a state forensic pathologist used dental records to identify them as Cornwell’s.
Authorities were working to determine a cause of death. a news conference was scheduled for Monday afternoon.
Cornwell’s disappearance confounded local authorities. soon after, investigators found her cell phone about two miles north of where she was last seen, but there was no trace of her until this past weekend.
Details about how the remains were located were not immediately available. Bankhead said more information would be released Monday afternoon.
The bureau was flooded with dozens of tips in December 2009 after investigators released a sketch of a possible suspect and a vehicle, a Nissa Xterra, that was spotted in the area the night Cornwell went missing.
In January of 2010, the Cherokee County, NC Sheriff’s Office and the Union County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous letter from a woman who said the sketch of the Ranger suspect looked like her grandson and that the grandson drove a Nissan Xterra.
A video of Jo Ann Cornwell, mother of Kristi, pleading for the grandmother to come forward was placed on YouTube and posted on the web sites of the Cherokee, N. C. Sheriff’s Office, kristicornwell.com and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s web site. to this date, that woman has not been located, Bankhead said.
Authorities also scoured the car of a 42-year-old man who killed himself after a standoff with Atlanta police in may. They believed James Scott Carringer, 42, who was set to be arrested on rape charges, could have been involved in Cornwell’s disappearance because he lived a few miles from where she was last seen and owned a silver Nissan Xterra.
To date, the bureau says it has conducted over 1,250 individual, documented investigative acts as part of this continuing investigation. this does not include the 11 days of active searching for Kristi during August 2009 in Union County by numerous local, state and federal agencies. seven hundred and seventy-six tips were called in to the tip line and investigated. The neighborhood canvassing involved conducting interviews at 450 houses in the area. The case file is now 40 volumes.
On Monday, Bankhead would not say whether Carringer was considered a suspect in Cornwell’s death.
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