Body language pro on Horman: ‘I don’t see any love’

Terri Horman spoke for the first time about the disappearance of Kyron in 2010

Vanessa Van Edwards is a body language specialist, September 22, 2016 (KOIN)
Vanessa Van Edwards is a body language specialist, September 22, 2016 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Terri Horman’s first time speaking out about the disappearance of Kyron Horman in 2010 has brought fresh attention the the unanswered questions about the case.

Vanessa Van Edwards, who makes a living interpreting voice fluctuations, body movement and facial expressions, watched the 2 part interview to analyze Horman’s body language.

Van Edwards says it’s evident that Horman had help preparing for her time in Dr. Phil’s hot seat.

“You see how she’s tightening her face? I think that’s coached,” Van Edwards said.

She zeroed in on several things, including the difference in Horman’s body language when talking about her daughter versus talking about Kyron.

“I don’t see any love coming out,” Van Edwarrds said. “Not once have I seen any positive or sadness when talking about Kyron at all. I saw it with her daughter.”

Watch: Dr. Phil interviews Terri Horman

Dr. Phil asked Horman about her behavior in the days after Kyron went missing, when she didn’t appear to be a worried mother.

“Things that people often do when they’re lying, the biggest one is a nose touch,” Van Edwards said. “I don’t believe a word she’s saying on that because [of the] nose touch. She also suddenly starts using ums. She usually never uses ums.”

Van Edwards picked up on several cues of that nature, but also believes that when Horman claims she doesn’t know what happened to Kyron, she’s not lying.

Horman’s body language while talking about her seemingly apathetic behavior soon after Kyron’s disappearance also has Van Edwards thinking Horman experienced a sense of freedom with Kyron gone.

“And we don’t know if that means she had anything to do with it,” Van Edwards said. “But the fact that she feels free, I think is right…Relief.”

Dr. Phil interviews Terri Horman.
Dr. Phil interviews Terri Horman.

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