Natalee Holloway: Polygraph Test
"This individual convinced investigators that he had witness Natalee being buried," Jamie says.
He asks the translator, "Did he see an actual body or did he see something wrapped up that looked like a body?"
"The body was in black plastic ..." the witness responds through the translator. "The part of the body that I saw was naked and purplish.
"What part of the body did you see?" Jamie asks.
"The hair, the hair ..." he replies, making gestures to indicate long hairs coming off his head.
"Would he call it a blond?" asks Jamie.
"No. A light brown," says the translator. "He said it looked like... a... coconut ... coconut strings."
"Did he see a face?"
"No, I only saw her hair." The witness gestures again.
Jamie explains, "The polygraph measures the fear in an individual when he is challenged to a specific issue. If that individual is less than truthful the heart will react when the body gets into what we call fight, flight or freeze mode. If someone's lying, it will make my polygraph look like we're cooking popcorn over the oven stove."
"I don't want him to hold his breath," Jamie tells the translator. "I want him to breath just like he is always. I'm going to ask him those questions here..."
Jamie says he gave the witness a polygraph on the question, "Are you lying to me when you said that you saw Natalee or any dead body being buried at the dump on that day."
"No. No," says the witness.
Jamie reveals his conclusion: "We did the test four times with the
Jamie tells translator and witness, "What the polygraph shows is that you really did not see the body being buried on that day. It was a week later when he read in the paper and then he remembered." He continues, "This individual is not just deceptive, he's extremely deceptive. He's
Dr. Phil explains that the polygraphs Jamie administers take from three to five hours. "They are extremely scientific," he says. He then asks Beth how she felt when she found out the witness was lying.
"Do you hold out hope against hope that Natalee will be found alive?" he asks her.
"There have been so many things that