Vanish pt.3

He met with the psychologist the next day. The psychologist explained the hypnosis to him in full detail, leaving nothing out. He also informed him that a polygraph was out of the question unless he felt it would be better while under hypnosis. This was not a normal procedure, but was surely something that could define fact from fiction. He thought on this for a moment and said that he wanted nothing but the truth, and to go ahead and hook up a polygraph while he was under hypnosis. This was a rarely used technique, but had seemed to work in prior investigations.
The psychologist went through his process, asking him things about when he was younger. And he began to reveal things that that were never before said and very disturbing.
The questions lead up to the night of his first dates disappearance. Then the second. The psychologist had been videotaping the entire thing for investigators. When all was said and done, he went into the waiting area and told the officers to cuff him and that he needed them in his office immediately after taking him in.
Investigators returned to the office. The psychologist began the tape. About 25 minutes into the hypnosis, everyone’s jaws dropped. He stated about his first date that he went inside his home, grabbed a crowbar, exited the building from the side and had hit her and drug her away to a truck that was in the alley. But he didn’t know who’s truck it was, or where it went when it was gone. And as for the second date, He had actually awoke in the middle of the night, strangled his date to death and drug her to his car. He drove to a field 30 miles out of town that night and burried her. The shovel was borrowed from a barn nearby the burial site and he went home. The polygraph declared this was all truth, not fiction.
But now that he was guilty, this had to go to trial. And there was one more question…..who was the driver of the truck that the first woman’s body was in? Where did they go, and if they weren’t guilty, why didn’t they contact authorities when they discovered her?
Now another search began. The story hit national news headlines and a plea from the woman’s family was broadcast for any information leading to where their daughter’s body could be. They only wanted a proper burial for her. They were all sure she was dead.
Three days went by and the trial was on it’s way. A woman came walking into the police department. She was about 5’7" dark hair and eyes. She asked to speak to the investigators that had been working the case.
Once in the room, investigators asked what information she had. She spun around in her chair, pulled her hair apart with her hands, and there was a horrible scar on the back of her head.
Investigators asked her why she never came back. She said that she awoke in the back of a truck. When her eyes had focused, she could see signs, and realized that she wasn’t in her home state anymore. She stated that she was scared and couldn’t remember a thing at first. But over time, she could remember more and more of what happened to her. As soon as she saw the national broadcast about the case and saw his face, she realized that was her attacker. She also said that the driver of the truck never knew she was there. She jumped off at a gas station one night. She found her way into town and had went to a homeless shelter. She was working as a housekeeper from that point on. She was simply terrified to come home or let anyone know she was alive because she felt he would come for her and kill her for sure this time.
Investigators immediately contacted lawyers and this woman’s family. They also called in the psychologist so he could meet with her. The psychologist stated that it was normal for her to have had such a reaction to what had happened to her and for her to let go of her past life. He also stated that her return was only because she knew he was in jail for his crimes and she now felt safe.
The criminal was convicted to life in prison. The second dates body was unearthed in the location specified and she was given a proper burial. The other woman resumed her life, working for the same firm as before she vanished and enjoying her family and friends.
As for the attacker, he spent four years of his term and then escaped when being transfered between facilities. Authorities kept his escape very quiet. Now no one knows where he is today, but there has been a chain of women vanishing along the entire west coast of the United States since he escaped.

┬ęTara Sheffer-Archie 2008 All rights reserved.

Vanish pt.3

Tara Johnson

Fishersville, United States

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