MOSCOW, Idaho (NewsNation) — For more than five weeks, someone has been carrying the secret that four people were murdered in Moscow, Idaho.
Is it possible that the killer is exhibiting strange new behaviors, giving off telltale signals that would be huge red flags?
On Tuesday, NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield asked Robin Dreeke, a retired FBI special agent and head of Counterintelligence’s Behavioral Analysis Program, what kinds of signals people in Moscow should look out for.
Dreeke says to stay present and watch “what deviates from someone’s normal behavior.”
“We’ve all experienced this… We can always tell when someone is having a really good day or a really bad day, because we pick up a lot of non-verbal cues,” Dreeke told “Banfield.” “The challenge in this situation is as more time passes, the likelihood that the personality type starts to lean more likely toward psychopathy and lack of empathy.”
There are currently two members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit who were assigned by the FBI to this case, and that number has remained the same from the beginning. Dreeke says that’s good news.
“These two are taking all this information in, and basing it on their experience considering these heinous crimes as a career, and trying to match the information coming in with their investigation into previous murders that have been similar. Dreeke explained.
Dreeke added that these types of investigations may continue for a while, because the suspect might want “some sort of psychological reward” before turning himself in.
“If you start approaching psychopathy like that, it’s all about grandiosity. It’s how big they can make themselves look… how smarter (they are) than everyone else. It’s a complete lack of empathy that they have, which makes it really challenging to see this in a community.”