Two new members have recently joined the Corpus Delicti Team of researchers.
Zayneb Dahhaoui (a.k.a. Yini) will be examining the case of Jonbénet Ramsey, an American child beauty queen who was killed at the age of six in her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado, where a long handwritten ransom note was found, making this a perfect case for forensic linguists interested in authorship attibution.
Marta Gallardo Mora will be studying the case of Helena Jubany, a 7-year-old librarian who was found dead in Sabadell on 2 December 2001 after being thrown into an interior courtyard, naked and with several burns on her body; Helena had received mysterious “presents” which included hand-written notes. Marta will also address the “Prinzivalli case”, an airline employee, 39, who was arrested Feb. 16, 1984, while on duty at Pan Am’s cargo warehouse at Los Angeles International Airport, and charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney with making a series of false bomb threats to Pan Am flights. Both cases involve authorship attribution but the triggering “documents” are of a different nature: hand-written notes vs telephone calls.
We can’t wait to see the promising results of our two new member’s investigations!!