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    Brianna Denison 19yo Reno NV #5

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    Thanks chico!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnoid View Post
    Hey Chico - help me out here. What is the reason for splitting up threads?
    They just get too long. Makes the mods job harder to use the little controls.
    I know its a pain. Want a forum to thread out some subjects??

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    Bringing this over from thread #4

    I found the following at another site without a link, so I searched it and found the original author and the entire article. I'm bringing it here as I feel it's extremely relevant to this case. The author is Daniel Collazzi, a forensic biologist:

    Violent offenders who rape their victims fall into different categories. These are different types of rapists, who rape for different reasons and do it in different ways. Nonetheless, they are all monsters. Profiles created for each kind of rapist can be used to track down and punished the different types of rapists accordingly.

    The Power Reassurance Rapist is the most common type of rapist. He usually will carry a weapon or claim to be, but will not use it or use any more force than necessary to fulfill his fantasy. He wants to express his power through sex, not physical injury. This offender spends an extended period of time with the victim, may compliment her appearance, and may even apologize for what he has just done to her.


    The Power Assertive Rapist is primarily concerned with showing how "manly" he is through extreme violence. Unlike the Power Reassurance Rapist, this one is not concerned with the extent of suffering of the victim and usually uses more force than necessary to subdue her.


    The Anger Retaliatory Rapist is even more violent. He has a deep hatred towards women and so lashes out against them. Many of his victims require hospitalization.


    The Anger Excitation Rapist or sexual sadist is sexually stimulated by the amount of suffering his victim endures. He is the most dangerous type of rapist.

    The Opportunistic Rapist will rape someone during another crime taking place, for instance, a robbery or kidnapping. He does not spend very much time with the victim and is usually either high or drunk during the ordeal.

    http://www.bxscience.edu/publication...s/f-psyc01.htm

    There's a lot more at the link on criminal behavior. The portion above is only a small snip of the article - the portion that deals with rapists.

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    The temperatures and temperature changes along with the various snowfalls likely made it more challenging to determine an accurate date of death. The report stating that Brianna's body was in the field for more than a week was released less than 24 hours following her discovery. Due to the freezing weather, snowfalls, and variances in temperature the forensics specialists would probably have needed more time to discern just how long her body may have been there for and to estimate a more accurate date of death. Chances are that by now they have a more accurate estimate for her date of death, but I heard in a recent report they are not releasing it.

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    Not necessarily, let's talk

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionRun View Post
    The temperatures and temperature changes along with the various snowfalls likely made it more challenging to determine an accurate date of death. The report stating that Brianna's body was in the field for more than a week was released less than 24 hours following her discovery. Due to the freezing weather, snowfalls, and variances in temperature the forensics specialists would probably have needed more time to discern just how long her body may have been there for and to estimate a more accurate date of death. Chances are that by now they have a more accurate estimate for her date of death, but I heard in a recent report they are not releasing it.

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    We need Dr. Baden on this. I hope Greta will devote some time to this case tonight and perhaps have Dr. Baden on to explain the forces of nature, when it comes to determining death when snow and cold temperatures are involved.

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    Yes, that would be great, leila. It would be much simpler if the temperature and humidity levels were constant in this case. And, in Reno for the last few weeks the conditions would make it even more challenging than in many areas throughout the country to estimate the date of death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionRun View Post
    The temperatures and temperature changes along with the various snowfalls likely made it more challenging to determine an accurate date of death. The report stating that Brianna's body was in the field for more than a week was released less than 24 hours following her discovery. Due to the freezing weather, snowfalls, and variances in temperature the forensics specialists would probably have needed more time to discern just how long her body may have been there for and to estimate a more accurate date of death. Chances are that by now they have a more accurate estimate for her date of death, but I heard in a recent report they are not releasing it.

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    I agree with your logic on this, but I was thinking maybe the amount of snow on top of Brianna helped determine how long she had been there. But I also think maybe it helped slow down decomp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnoid View Post
    But I'm not a moderator - which is, I'm sure, a very good thing.
    I have to disagree with you on this issue, Adnoid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca-Sun View Post
    I have to disagree with you on this issue, Adnoid.
    What she said. Adnoid, I think you would make a great mod! I agree with Ca-Sun.

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    LOL no eeking allowed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StillHoping View Post
    I agree with your logic on this, but I was thinking maybe the amount of snow on top of Brianna helped determine how long she had been there. But I also think maybe it helped slow down decomp.
    One good aspect of the colder temperatures is that her body may have been preserved enough to more accurately determine cause of death and to perhaps discover any other injuries to her body that may be helpful in a trial later.

    There are many variables. There were several snowfalls and temperature variances, which, "changes the equations" used to estimate a date of death. Then the forensics specialist(s) must also determine for how long her body might have been fully enveloped in snow--if it ever was fully enveloped. Cold slows down decomposition, and even if her body was kept cold at a fairly consistent temperature some work estimating the date of death would be needed.

    The reason I posted my previous posts about the date of death and that she had been there for more than a week is because with just a couple of words inadvertently changed from what was actually reported people begin to believe that Brianna's body was, "only there for one week" as opposed to, "her body had been there for more than one week." Chances are greatest that the murderer killed her shortly after he abducted her. It is possible that he kept her alive for a period of time, but it is less likely.

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    There were a few very good points made on Thread #4..........

    One in particular stands out to me. A poster mentioned that the murderer could have left Brianna in other places that would have been far less obvious. Leaving her in a public place is equal to wanting her to be found.

    If the perp had driven an extra 15 or 20 minutes or so, he could have found a place to dispose of Brianna where she wouldn't have been found for months or possibly years.

    So we might conclude that the perp intentionally put Brianna where he knew she'd be found. He may be enjoying watching all this from his television set or from a computer. Think in terms of an arsonist - they set a fire and then often stay in the area to watch the fire engines come and battle the fire. This may be a "catch me if you can" game to him.

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    I read that her body was discovered about 100 feet in from the road. I fully believe that if he wanted her to be found he would have left her right smack by the road or in another location where she would have almost definitely been found quickly. I think he dumped her just enough out of the way so as to distance himself in time from her discovery and geographically--to a point.

    Some of these killers don't realise that geographic profilers can map the approximate area in which they live based on where the victim was attacked/abducted and where the victim was dumped/buried. And, with each victim and/or dump/burial site the more information he is giving to these profilers.

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