Glendale : Extremely rare triple homicide in peaceful neighborhood

April 19, 2019 | Brainwave Science

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Glendale : Extremely rare triple homicide in peaceful neighborhoodSITUATION

The bodies of three men were discovered in a Glendale home early Thursday after police received a call about gunfire in the area. Glendale police officers responding to the call arrived at the 1300 block of Columbia Drive in the Adams Hill neighborhood about 12:15 a.m. and noticed one home’s garage door was open, which seemed suspicious given the hour, Sgt. Dan Suttles said.

When officers got closer to the home, they saw a man in his 40s or 50s dead in the driveway near the garage. They found the bodies of two other men, who appeared to be in their 20s, inside the home. All had been shot, and based on the men’s wounds, all three deaths are believed to be homicides, Suttles said.

The men’s names were not released, and police are still trying to piece together how they were connected. The man found in the driveway lived at the home. Four minors who live there part-time were not present when the shooting occurred, Suttles said.

No suspect information was immediately available. Investigators plan to review video from security cameras outside the house and are using 3-D scanning technology to analyze the crime scene, Suttles said.

The neighborhood — tightly packed with eclectic hillside homes in the southeast portion of the city — is known for being a quiet and safe place to raise a family. On Thursday, Columbia Drive was bustling with activity. Police cars lined the street as neighbors walked past the crime scene, which had been cordoned off with yellow police tape.

“Some of my colleagues have talked and said all the years that they worked here they have never seen a triple homicide,” Suttles said. “And this is a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. This is Adams Hill in Glendale — it’s known for being a nice area to live and a peaceful place. So it’s an extremely rare event.”

Victor Marquis, 70, who has lived in Adams Hill for more than 21 years, was listening to jazz on the radio early Thursday when he noticed lights from emergency vehicles racing by his house. News of the triple slaying came as a shock to him.

“I’ve never seen anything like this here in my life,” he said. Neighbour Ivo Ivankovich was out walking his dog when he came across the crime scene. He said he knew the owner of the home in passing, noting that he was a friendly man who was easy to talk to.

“To this moment, I’m still a little bit in shock,” said Ivankovich, who has lived in Glendale since 2002. “My thoughts are that maybe it’s not him, but if it is, my prayers go out to his family.”

There has been only one other homicide in Glendale this year, a murder-suicide in February, police said.

CHALLENGE

The profile of the deceased resident is strange, for there lived four minors ‘part time’ in his house. Moreover, they were not present at the time of the incident. There are many unanswered questions in relation to this case. Who are the two young deceased men? How are the four minors related to the owner of the home? What is the connection between the two young men and the older men? What is the motive behind the murder? Who are the likely suspects? Are the four minors or some of them suspects? How much can be gathered from the security cameras and 3D Scanning? What sort of intelligence can be gathered from an interrogation of the suspects?

Assuming the estimate of the investigators is right, then the perpetrator(s) is among the list of suspects which they draw up. The perpetrator’s brain contains the minutest detail of the homicide. However, law enforcement and investigating agencies do not have access to a method to find which suspect is aware of such incriminating details.

In many parts of the world, the police resort to torture and traumatic interrogation. Traditional lie-detector tests are not reliable and may cause an innocent person to get punished. What investigators need is a way to accurately determine if a person is aware of the crime-specific information.

WHY ICOGNATIVE?

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iCognative developed by Brainwave Science is a proven and scientific technology which uses an advanced technology platform to determine if specific information is present in the brain of a testee or not. It is based on the P300 and P300-MERMER brain response. iCognative relies on brain information processing that detects a distinct change in electrical activity when a human brain responds to the sight of familiar stimuli. Unlike traditional investigative techniques, there are no questions asked. There is no known way to beat the test and it reports no false positives or false negatives.

In the case of a triple homicide, if the suspects are made to undergo the test, and the perpetrator is among them, then iCognative can determine with 99.9% accuracy, which one of them has awareness of the nitty-gritty of the crime. The perpetrator(s) must have spent a considerable amount of time to plan the attack. His or her(their) brain(s) definitely contain information related to the planning, weapons used, crime scene, etc. All this can be discovered reliably using iCognative. It can help provide hints towards the identities of the other perpetrators. Pictures of the evidence collected from the crime scene, names of victims, and any other object, place which the perpetrator and witness may know can be uploaded into the iCognative system. When the testee is shown the pictures and words, the system will record the brain response and determine if he or she was aware of the crime-related information.

iCognative is applicable to more than 85% of criminal and civil cases. It is highly accurate to a degree of more than 99%. Users of the technology are highly impressed by the high customizability and negligible maintenance requirements. The advantages of the iCognative technique are that it offers higher accuracy than other techniques, is non-invasive and has been deemed to meet the Daubert Standard in the US for scientific evidence.

The key difference between a guilty person and an innocent suspect is that the criminal has a record of his or her crime stored in their brain, while the innocent suspect does not. Crime-related details stored in the brains of the perpetrators can easily be unearthed by the proprietary software developed by Brainwave Science.

Investigative agencies in Glendale can harness the power of iCognative to detect crime-specific information stored in the brain of the suspect, and quickly solve the case.

Main Source: LA Times

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