Can any old timers help an old timer?

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  1. Jayelles

    Jayelles New Member

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    Does anyone recall a fruitcake who wrote a book about the Ramsey case and who claimed to be some expert?

    My memory is hazy but I *think* it might have been psychology. The rub was that he was a fake and had "borrowed" the identity of a real expert (with a few small details changed).

    He got very tetchy when someone queried his credentials and that was what gave him away because people looked more closely at them!
     
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  3. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Are you thinking of the guy that interviewed John Mark Karr?
     
  4. Jayelles

    Jayelles New Member

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    I am pretty sure this guy would have pre-dated JMK but I could be wrong. I don't think he did.

    I think he joined here for a while. My memory really is very hazy on this but I remember another member asking me to check the guy's credentials out independently and I found the same discrepencies that he did. It was something like

    the first and last names were the same as a real expert, but the middle initial was only similar (i.e. an N instead of an M or something like that)

    Then there was another discrepancy with the university he was supposed to either work in or have attended - but again a minor discrepancy.

    I have this feeling that the real expert was contacted and made aware of his identity thief.

    PS - someone will remember I'm sure. SuperDave maybe?
     
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    decemberbee45 New Member

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    Not an oldtimer, but are you thinking of Lawrence "Larry" Smith?
     
  6. UKGuy

    UKGuy Well-Known Member

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    Jayelles,
    Yes sounds like him:

    www.laurencelsmith.com
    A google search on his name along with jonbenet will give you sore eyes!

    In case you do not have the time here is the original websleuths link:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-47351.html



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  7. Jayelles

    Jayelles New Member

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  8. SuperDave

    SuperDave Well-Known Member

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    You beat me to it!

    Out of curiosity, Jayelles, why do you ask?
     

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