Based on ground-breaking work on the unconscious mind’s ability to observe and communicate forensic psychiatrist Dr. Andrew G. Hodges has developed a method of profiling and examining forensic documents and oral communications. This method is known as thoughtprint decoding. This discovery reveals that the unconscious mind possesses a brilliant deeper intelligence vastly superior to our conscious mind’s ability to observe and communicate.
On June 24, 2005 Deepak Kalpoe told Joran van der Sloot that if authorities found Natalee’s body they would know Joran was guilty. This conversation was secretly recorded in the back of a police car in which the two suspects were being detained:
“They`re going to give you 15 years if they find the girl,” Deepak told Joran,
Basing their analysis primarily on Deepak’s comment, many have speculated he was suggesting that if and when the body is found, searchers will also discover Joran’s well-known missing shoes.
Background on Missing Shoes
Clearly, in June, 2005 clues emerged in police interviews with both Joran and Deepak that the missing shoes were of vital importance.
De Vries’ Secret Tapes: New Evidence on Shoes
Dave Holloway has told me more than once that he strongly believes the missing shoes are in the ocean cage with Natalee’s body. With the emergence of crucial new evidence in the de Vries’ videotaped “confession” we find crucial messages between the lines as Joran specifically addresses this issue.
By now the reader should be familiar with the “thoughtprint decoding” method which provides us an unprecedented glimpse into a suspect’s soul from whence confessions are always forthcoming. Let a guilty person speak and, between the lines, he will tell us far more than we dreamed possible. As he tells the entire story of the crime in remarkable albeit symbolic detail, we learn not only the perpetrator’s methods but also his motives. Simply put, a person will unconsciously pattern ideas—thoughtprints—which reveal various aspects of the crime. Think of the unconscious mind speaking in an “idea language” or a hidden “parable language” using good old symbology. The unconscious mind speaks in images, rich images as if to burn an indelible DVD into a listener’s mind. And with this remarkable ability in place—and we all know it exists because we all dream/speak in that picturesque unconscious language every night of our sleeping lives—we can see suspects’ statements from an entirely new angle.
Suppose this other 90 percent of our mind—the truth-telling mind if you will—wants to provide details. How does it do it? Specifically how would Joran tell us that his shoes are in the cage with Natalee’s body, reminding us simultaneously that the cage is in the ocean? If we ever hope to understand such a message, we must first conceptualize how he might create it—else we’re sure to miss it. First, of course the message will be indirect and symbolic. Basically, he would link his shoes to a cage/container tied to the ocean/water in the context of discussing Natalee’s body. The task of his deeper intelligence then becomes, “Link a container/cage to the ocean/water to my shoes to Natalee’s missing body in casual conversation, never admitting it directly because of course as the unconscious intelligence I can’t speak directly.”
Now we turn to Peter de Vries’ secretly taped interview with Joran. There Patrick van der Eem does us a huge favor by asking Joran directly about his missing shoes, “What did you do with them?” We would anticipate Joran’s deeper intelligence to take advantage of such a perfect opportunity to provide key symbolic language telling us clearly whether indeed the shoes were in the cage. Unquestionably Joran knows full well that the issue of his shoes has inspired much public discourse. Joran would utterly surprise us if he did not answer the question in a meaningful way because we would expect his deeper intelligence to simply overpower his conscious mind, a phenomenon which we have continually observed in this particular suspect as in most criminal suspects. In short, Joran would be powerless to stop his unconscious intelligence which operates by the strictest standards in a “so help me God” manner with its hand constantly on a Bible figuratively speaking.
Now for Joran’s answer to van der Eem. He says he threw the shoes in a sewer while he was walking home after arranging for a friend to dump Natalee’s body into the ocean with his boat. Stay with the imagery—he has thrown his shoes in a solid, enclosed container which often runs underground in a deep hole of sorts and is filled with water/liquid. He thus pictures then his shoes being underwater in a container.
How well this fits with his shoes being in the deep, in a solid cage underwater, in the fish-trap cage with Natalee’s body deep in the ocean as many believe. In a casual but secretly brilliant way, Joran has linked his shoes to an underwater container to Natalee’s body. Step-by-step he has provided us with several other messages in his image of throwing shoes away. First in casually throwing his shoes for seemingly no good reason into a sewer he pictures for us carelessly throwing Natalee’s body into the ocean—as he has just told us his friend did all by himself after Joran left.
(This specific “linkage messaging” is a crucial principle of thoughtprint investigation whereby a suspect provides bridging images to his actions with the victim—here to throwing something valuable away [shoes] into a container filled with liquid. Interestingly, Satish Kalpoe in a June 13, 2005 police interview reported the identical image of throwing something away linked to a container filled with liquid and to Natalee: he told of Deepak stopping the car immediately after supposedly dropping Natalee and Joran off at the beach and Satish throwing away their Carlos n’ Charlie’s cups.)
We find several more specific messages here. Joran in describing strangely throwing his shoes away is now telling us that in truth he was in the boat and helped throw the body overboard (a detail also substantiated by Deepak’s email confession). Thus Joran admits that he was lying when he said his friend with the boat did it alone. Also he is confessing to how carelessly he and his accomplices threw Natalee’s life away when they treated her as nothing more than a throwaway sex object. Like a new, but soiled, pair of shoes.
His striking image of throwing something valuable into a sewer speaks volumes. It’s a confession that his deeds (their deeds) stink to high heaven—both accidentally taking Natalee’s life and on top of that not returning her body to her parents and family. It’s also a ringing endorsement of what he truly thinks of his cover-up story—in his own words/image, he is “full of sh__.” Furthermore, he suggests another important detail, namely that he threw his shoes away for good reason, that likely Natalee’s DNA (e.g. blood or vomitus) was on them, contaminating them and staining them—turning them instantly into dangerous, unacceptably damaging evidence as though he had “stepped into a pile of sh__.” A very big pile as conjured up by the image of a sewer itself.
To see more messages follow the images, the thoughtprints. After he says he threw his shoes away, Joran links his walk to a destination: “home.” Translation: those searching for Natalee’s body can find their way home, their way to solve the case. Find the underwater cage and you’ll find the guilty culprit—at least one of the three of them—just as Deepak assured us. Walking home barefoot also implies exposure and vulnerability. Indeed, with his hidden confession, Joran has uncovered himself. Of course his surface story of tossing his sneakers away and walking more than two miles barefoot makes no sense and is a dead tip-off that the deeper intelligence is in overdrive and speaking richly in images. As a principle of thoughtprint decoding, we know that such preposterous stories indicate that a suspect’s conscious mind is temporarily blinded so that his unconscious mind can provide important clues.
As a further example, he extends his ridiculous story of throwing away his shoes with an equally ridiculous explanation. He told van der Eem that he didn’t want his shoeprints to be matched to prints in the sand. Whoever heard of the police, much less the Aruban police, using footprints in the sand to make a case? Nevertheless, Joran is linking the idea of unique personal patterns—“prints”—to the case, a very disguised but vivid message that his thoughtprints will reveal patterns which comprise a complete confession. The idea points to another principle of thoughtprint investigation—matching thoughtprints which confirm the same story. If we listen up, Joran tells us in another way that we better believe his shoes are in that cage with Natalee.
Remember that when he told van der Eem that a friend with a boat dropped Natalee’s body into the ocean, Joran insisted he will never reveal the friend’s name-- no, he will take that name to his grave. So we have the vivid image of taking a name to a grave right after he just mentioned Natalee’s ocean grave. You can see the secret message as plain as the nose on your face: his name is in Natalee’s grave! Something which personally identifies Joran is in the cage with her corpse, almost certainly his pair of shoes. And the image of a grave points to a tomb and a container, a very clear message that Natalee’s body is in a cage.
Body in a Cage
Of course, some will say Joran reported that his friend just threw her overboard, and that he never mentioned a cage. Joran is again demonstrating in spades how his symbolic language uncovers the hidden truth he is trying to hide. Just as he told us between the lines that he really was in the boat when they threw Natalee’s body into the ocean although consciously denying it, once again, with his “grave” comment, he tells us that they didn’t just throw her body into the water by itself. They put it in a cage, a container with Joran’s nametag attached. Graves have markers, tombstones with names on them.
In the de Vries’ videotape, Joran provided numerous other clues that the body was in a cage/container as evidenced by his repeated references to the possibility that Natalee’s body indeed could be found.
“She’s never going to be found—I think.”
“Even if they find that girl…with my sperm in her…they can’t do a thing.”
“I just think I’m incredibly lucky that she hasn’t been found.”
“…if they find that girl I’m in deep sh__ .”
“If they have a body, they can try and make a case. Then they still don’t have anything but I’ll be taken in again.”
“It’s probably going to turn out better than I hoped.”
“She’ll never be found.”
“I just really lucked out, that’s all. The ocean’s big, isn’t it?”
Let the suspect answer for himself
Speaking in the first person, Joran has himself answered the nagging question about the missing shoes. He has taken us far beyond the speculations naturally made by devoted followers of unsolved crimes. While such speculations may have merit, we must all overcome the natural tendency to think we are the shrewdest detective, and that goes for the real police detectives assigned to a case. Above all we must let the guilty suspect—who is always the best investigator on the case—speak for himself. In answering, between the lines, the puzzling question about his shoes, Joran shows us how capable he is of answering any question in detail and just how badly he wants to do exactly that.
Joran also shows us how we, as thoughtprint investigators, must begin to listen. His rambling responses to Patrick van der Eem on the de Vries’ video remind us how we must establish principles for listening to important clues. And he demonstrates how a perpetrator’s deeper intelligence tells us the whole truth instead of the partial truth he wants us to believe when he consciously claims he’s confessing.
Overlooked Question: Why Were Joran’s Shoes So Contaminated?
The question no one to my knowledge has explored in depth is why was Joran so desperate to get rid of his shoes? Of course, the question has been repeatedly answered in brief ways with the common conclusion that they contained some type of damaging stain on them. But taking the issue further he is suggesting that they were stained in major ways--stained so profusely that he couldn’t risk simply washing the shoes off. Likely, his K-Swiss tennis shoes mostly consisted of a leather exterior, perhaps also contained some type of nylon mesh (along with rubber soles). Most of the exterior then would be very washable and he easily could have washed them in the ocean—likely he even attempted to do so.
His disposing of the shoes attempting to make sure they were never discovered suggests in the strongest of ways that the shoes had been extensively stained with some type of liquid which penetrated the shoe strings and the crevices of his shoes which didn’t easily wash out. And what might that liquid be? While there has been speculation this might be blood from some type of a head injury Natalee suffered, this is highly unlikely. The profile of Deepak’s email did not suggest a head injury nor did Joran’s overt secretly taped confession. Deepak did suggest another possible source of blood—vaginal blood from the assault and particularly from the fact that Natalee was likely a virgin (as my investigation revealed which I explained in my book/profile).
However, Deepak’s email pointed strikingly toward a far greater possibility—that Joran’s shoes were stained in major ways by Natalee’s vomitus. The profile of that email suggested an aspiration death when Natalee was prevented at first from throwing up when her assailants were out of touch with her sudden distress. Additionally, the thoughtprint profile strongly pointed toward Joran then attempting CPR on Natalee which would have made him the perfect candidate to get her vomitus all over his shoes with him kneeling down beside her and then in desperation pounding her back, and shaking her. Indeed Joran’s overt confession in the secretly taped de Vries’ confession revealed that he tried essentially all of the above on Natalee all to no avail. He then had to carry her body away to dispose of it. Remember, too, how early in the case Joran made several references to the possibility that Natalee vomited in Deepak’s car. I will revisit this scenario in other articles on the drug the suspects put in her drink and the nature of the supposed seizure she suffered. As we will see then both the particular drug and the type of seizure she suffered pointed toward aspiration.
Final Reading on Missing Shoes
Returning now to the police interviews of both Joran and Deepak shortly after Natalee went missing in 2005, we can unmistakably find important hidden thoughtprint messages for the authorities as regards the missing shoes: