Thursday, May 09, 2013
Celebrity Psychic Sylvia Browne Under Fire for Telling Amanda Berry’s Mom She Was Dead, Holly Bobo, Lauren Spierer, Kelli Bordeaux Still Missing as Phony Psychics Hurt Search For Missing Females.
LOS ANGELES – In the days since Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight emerged from their decade-long captivity in a home in Cleveland, Ohio, celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne has come under scrutiny for her incorrect prediction regarding Berry’s fate.
In 2004, the year following the then 16-year-old schoolgirl’s disappearance, Browne appeared on “The Montel Williams” show and told Berry’s distraught mother Louwana Miller – who died from heart failure a year later – that her daughter was “in heaven and on the other side” and that her last words were “goodbye, mom, I love you.”
Turns out Browne was wrong, and thousands of people have flooded her Facebook page to tell her what they think.
“Sylvia is a con artist and commits fraud for financial gain,” commented one, as another weighed in: “You should be ashamed of yourself....why would anybody believe anything you have to say after this?? All you do is rip money off the weak minded people.” Another wrote “YOU are the worst kind of predator, offering people hope where there is none,” while several called Browne everything from a “fraud” and a “lying rat” to a “scammer” and a “fake.”
Holly Bobo, Lauren Spierer, Kelli Bordeaux Still Missing: Phony Psychics Hurt Search For Missing Females As Exposed by Inside Edition’s Lisa Guerrero. I have been adamant about the links to all of the missing petite blonde females since I first started working on the case of Holly Bobo who was kidnapped on Wednesday at 7:40 am April 13th 2011 from Darden TN. So what is going on, Heather Hodges a very petite blonde female goes missing on April 9th, 2012 from Rocky Mount VA near Highway 220. Kelli Bordeaux a very petite blonde female goes missing and was last known to be on Ramsey Street Fayetteville N.C. near I-295 Highway. Kelli Bordeaux goes missing on April 14th, 2012 almost exactly one year after petite blonde female, Holly Bobo, went missing on April 13rh, 2011 in Darden TN.
Despite national media coverage, extensive police searches and investigation, and an $250,000 reward, neither Holly Bobo nor her abductor have been found. Police are no longer actively searching for her and have no suspects, though the investigation remains open and ongoing. See FBI kidnapped poster for Holly Bobo, http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/holly-bobo/view
According to an ABC News report, “Kristin Helm, the public information officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, says there have been no new developments in the past few weeks. The only development has been the TBI claiming that an Ohio-based group called Tactical Search and Rescue is hindering their investigation with “false leads” and “incorrect” information.
Tactical Search and Rescue is not the only group of volunteers who have been complicating the search for Holly Bobo with wrong information. Dozens of self-proclaimed psychics have offered hundreds of incorrect, vague, and often contradictory tips.
INSIDE EDITION Investigates Psychic Detectives Who Claim to Find Missing Persons: John and JoAnn Lowitzer have been searching for their 17-year-old daughter Alexandria (Ali) since she vanished in April, 2010. But when the case made national news, the Houston parents say they became inundated with calls from so-called psychic detectives. They say some even showed up at their front door promising their psychic visions could help bring their daughter home.
“He guaranteed me that he’d find Ali in three days. I mean what parent wouldn’t be excited to hear that you were going to have your daughter home in three days?” said JoAnn. Mark Klaas, whose daughter Polly was abducted and killed more than 20 years ago, warns families to avoid psychics, saying they prey on the desperate and send police on one wild goose chase after another. “They descend like vultures,” he told INSIDE EDITION. “Never in the history of the world has a psychic solved a missing child case. Never.”
So INSIDE EDITION decided to see what would happen when we asked a psychic detective to help solve a missing person’s case. Posing as the distraught brother of a missing child, we sent a producer to meet with McQuary. Our producer showed her a photo of a missing girl and the psychic agreed to take the case for $400.
a snapshot of INSIDE EDITION’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero as a child. “I don’t believe she’s alive. I’m sorry. I believe that it was a violent passing,” McQuary said. McQuary’s “sixth sense” told her the girl in the photograph was brutally murdered and sexually assaulted.
But her visions didn’t end there. Pointing out a remote location on a map, she even said she could help bring the girl’s body home. The next day McQuary sat down with INSIDE EDITION’s Lisa Guerrero for an interview to talk about the work of psychic detectives.
“I just had a gentleman in yesterday, 30 years ago his sister disappeared,” she said. She soon began talking about a recent case.
But clearly her psychic abilities didn’t tell her that Lisa Guerrero was actually the girl in the picture. “One of the first things I do in a case, Lisa, is I always make sure people know if I feel the person is living or not,” McQuary explained. “So you always know when you talk to a family member when you start a case, you’ll know if this person is dead or alive?” Lisa Guerrero asked. “Yes,” said McQuary. “And that’s the point.” “Every time?” pressed Lisa Guerrero. “Yes.”, READ IT ALL CLICK HERE.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com