A tip was received by the police of Liberty County in Texas that a mass grave is situated outside of a rural house where dozens of bodies of children are buried. However, as the biggest police investigation in the history of this place came to the pinpointed area, something went wrong. The tip given by a person claiming to be a psychic was a mistake.
According to Capt. Rex Evans of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, no single body was found and that the place did not indicate that a homicide ever happened there.
This is not the first case where police have taken seriously the claims of a self-professed psychic as to the whereabouts of missing persons.
“In 30 years in law enforcement, it happens in every high-profile case. The more high-profile, the more the psychics call,” said Brad Garrett, former FBI agent and ABC News consultant.
He also added that even if the case of the alleged mass grave in Texas is not classified as a high-profile case, they still needed to conduct a follow-up on the tip they received even if it came from a psychic.
He emphasized that as law enforcers, it is their job to listen to every tip because you would not really know if it is true unless you check it out yourself.
This is supported by Stuart Grabois, former Assistant US Attorney, as he said that no stone should be left unturned in any investigation. He added that though he really does not believe in psychics, they too deserve to be heard and their tips need to be investigated.
Garrett also said that psychics who call the police to give some information are not trying to mislead the police or confuse the investigation as they only have the cleanest intentions of helping resolve the crimes.
Source : http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/liberty-texas-grave-mistake-psychic-dilemma/story?id=13792037#.UKSGpYaMbIV