Police arrest local man in quadruple North Dakota murder

April 5, 2019 | Brainwave Science

Police arrest local man in quadruple North Dakota murderSITUATION

Police arrested a 44-year-old man on Thursday on charges that he killed four people at a business in a North Dakota town, officials said. Chad Isaak of Washburn, North Dakota, was arrested in connection with killings on April 1 at RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a suburb of Bismarck, Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler said at a press conference late on Thursday.

Police identified the dead as RJR co-owner Robert Fakler, 52, and three employees, Adam Fuehrer, 42; Lois Cobb, 45; and William Cobb, 50. Media reports said the four co-workers were also close friends. The victims were “shot and/or stabbed,” Ziegler said. “At this time, the motive for the crime is unknown,” he said. “It’s still part of our investigation.” The chief also said it was unclear whether all four people were targeted, or some were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Police said they were not looking for other suspects. They had said earlier in the week the general public was not in danger.

Security video at the business helped police identify the suspect, officials said. Isaak lives in a mobile-home park managed by RJR about 35 miles north of Mandan, police said. The Bismarck Tribune reported that court records show no criminal record for Isaak. It identified him as a local chiropractor. Isaak was being held in the McLean County jail. No bond information was available early Friday and it was unclear if he had an attorney.


In this case, there is a lot left to be discovered, like the motive, to begin with. Why would a chiropractor with no prior criminal record allegedly kill four people? Is it connected with the fact that Isaak lives in a mobile home park managed by the business? The investigators need a method with which they can reliably screen Isaak. If they were able to find out if Isaak is privy to confidential details about the murders, then it’s likely that he is the culprit. But conventional investigation methods like polygraph tests are not foolproof. Also, they are unreliable as a test conducted on a person by two different polygraphists may yield different results.

On the other side DNA and fingerprints need, careful collection of evidence provided it exists, and costly testing, and time for the compilation of results. DNA and fingerprints are only uncovered in about 1-2% of the cases. A reliable and modern way to quickly identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent is needed.

The police have gathered crime-related information, must now also look for other people who have any sort of awareness to the intimate details of this crime such as the murder weapon, what the victims wore, murder times and method. There must be a reason for the perpetrator to murder the victim, it could be robbery, or that the perpetrator is a serial killer, or for personal vendetta, etc.


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Deception originates in the human brain. iCognative is the only technology which can detect and pinpoint it. What if investigators could tap into the brain of a suspect or a witness and tap into the clues which link him or her to the crime. iCognative is the latest and the best technology to hit the block. Its introduction has overhauled the entire forensic discipline. Gone are the days where interrogations meant torture and invasive means. Brainwave Science’s iCognative eliminates torture from the process altogether. The test administrator does not need to interact with the test subject.

As the iCognative test is highly customizable, it can be used by different kinds of departments and in many languages. This makes it globally relevant and applicable. Brainwave Science supports all its users extensively.

What’s more, the onboarding time for any department to adopt iCognative is very short. It is very simple to understand iCognative technology. The test results are available immediately after the 45-minute-long test. There is no wait for the results, unlike other tests. Not only is it fast, but it is also cost-effective as well.

The hardware used is extremely portable and can be used by a single test administrator. The specialized wireless headset is worn by the test subject and records the brainwave responses of the test subject when he or she is made to look at stimuli on the computer screen. The computer then reads these responses and computes a result. The stimuli comprise pictures, words, and phrases related to the crime under investigation. The real criminal will definitely have planned and plotted the whole crime many times. He or she knows intricate details about it. In this case, Isaak may have done some recce of all his victims, their planned the murder. Even if he didn’t plan it, he has witnessed himself committing it. If Isaak is indeed the culprit and is made to look at the stimuli containing such details in addition to the pictures and details of the crime scene which are not released into the public, then his brain response will indicate that ‘information is present’, otherwise, the iCognative test will indicate that ‘information is absent’.

Thus, after a quick iCognative test, the police can be assured that they are proceeding in the right direction when they say that Isaak is a suspect and that he is the only one.

iCognative is a revolutionary tool which has changed the entire forensics and investigation world upside down. The Dakota Police must use iCognative to solve this case at the earliest, with minimum resources and trauma to the suspects and witnesses.

Main source: Reuters

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