That’s Mark Safarik. He was an FBI Behavioral Profiler. This series recounts some of the cases he was involved in.
This case was about a computer expert named Stephen Long who reported his wife missing.
The cops had his number early on, thinking he did it. But how could they get him to admit it? There was no forensic evidence, no body — and any confession without a body could be recanted.
Watching this was like reading a Sherlock Holmes mystery. The techniques revealed were clever and subtle …
… yet were so surprisingly effective in confirming their suspicions of his guilt!
A climactic interview gets him to confess and they are able to recover his wife’s remains …
… and he’s off to prison for Second Degree murder.
I’m really aghast that people think they can get away with shit like that. Get it out of your mind that cops are stupid. When you’re dealing with uniformed officers, those aren’t the police who investigate. That’s like mistaking the cashiers at McDonald’s for those who run McDonald’s.
The police will always get you. It’s just a matter of time. They’re experts in human behavior — you’re not. The ones who are stupid are the ones who think they can get away with murder.
This is a series I will continue to watch.
In doing research for this post, I was surprised to learn this episode is the third in the series. I’ve got some catching up to do!