Psychic Detectives’ Failure Lets Killer Escape Death Penalty
September 21, 2009
Last month I pointed out how a self-proclaimed psychic detective failed to help find a young girl who had been abducted and held captive for nearly 20 years. Psychics also failed to recover Brooke Wilberger, a university student missing since May 24, 2004. Police said they received more than 500 tips from psychics about Wilberger's location, though she has only recently been found.According to an ABC News story,
Five years after Brigham Young University student Brooke Wilberger vanished from an Oregon apartment complex, her remains have been found. Her suspected killer, Joel Courtney, told police where he'd left Wilberger's body following her 2004 disappearance. His admission was part of a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. It was not immediately clear where the remains were found. The Benton County District Attorney's office said Monday that Courtney, 42, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and received a life sentence without the possibility of parole. The deal allowed Wilberger's family to finally learn what really happened to their daughter after all these years.
Hold on. With over 500 psychic detectives offering information on the case (and five years of searching and investigation by police, her family, and others) why hadn't Wilberger's body been found years ago? Why wasn't a single psychic able to tell police where her body would be found? Why couldn't one of the psychics read the killer's mind, or contact Brooke's departed spirit, and locate the poor woman's body so that her family could find closure? Why didn't the psychics come forward to remove this murderer's bargaining chip and let him pay for his crime? If psychics really had the powers they claim, they could save lives and prevent horrific crimes and miscarriages of justice. It would be an incredible boon to police and the families of missing persons, but their track record of failure speaks for itself. The next time you are talking to a psychic, or someone who claims to be one, ask him or her to explain this...
#1 billhunter (Guest) on Saturday September 26, 2009 at 7:51pm
What is really a shame here is how many police resources were redirected to investigate all the psychic “leads”. When the police finish an investigation, they should publish all the psychic leads for a case so people could see how stupid they are.
#2 Richard Prins (Guest) on Saturday September 26, 2009 at 8:21pm
What is amazing is that cops still listen to these charlatans (and thereby wasting those resources).
#3 Michale (Guest) on Monday September 28, 2009 at 11:08pm
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