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FBI releases composite sketches in the Sheri Papini kidnapping case.

The FBI just released these sketches for the two women who allegedly kidnapped Sheri Papini while she was out on a run in Shasta County on November 2, 2016.  Ms. Papini was found weeks later bound to a post on the side of a road in Yolo County.

Ms. Papini was reported missing by her husband who tracked her cell phone to a location where her phone and the ear buds were neatly placed on the ground.  The cord for the buds was coiled up and stacked on the phone.

The presence of masks on the sketches of the two suspects certainly makes a positive identification more difficult, but if you have any information to share, please contact the authorities as instructed in the FBI release.

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The use of lie detector tests seemed slanted in favor of law enforcement.

I read an article in today’s Sacramento Bee about the Sherri Papini kidnapping case out of Shasta County. (http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article141599034.html) According to the Bee’s article, Papini’s husband Keith was cleared as a suspect when he passed a lie detector test.

A year and a half or so earlier, Isiah Fowler also passed a lie detector test, arranged for by his defense team of Mark Reichel and Steve Plesser.  I was their investigator.  The test was administered by an individual who actually trains the F. B. I.  Calaveras County chose not to accept the results and instead relied on analysis techniques that were deemed inaccurate more than 10 years ago.

It appears that law enforcement gets to utilize polygraph tests only when convenient for them to do so.


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