Laurence Smith 
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 About the author:

 Laurence Smith was raised in Flossmoor, Illinois and then 
 after High School moved to the fabled North Shore, north 
 of Chicago  along Lake Michigan. After transferring from
 Northwestern  University in Evanston, Illinois after his  sophomore year, Laurence then obtained his B.S. degree  in psychology and M.S.degree in  criminal psychology at   
 the University of Chicago.  

 He has spent nearly 24 years in various areas of the  psychology  milieu, including; clinician, counselor, and  Psychotherapist. Laurence Smith has often testified  as an expert witness in; civil  legal proceedings,  felony criminal trials, and criminal grand jury  hearings.  He also has credible knowledge of forensic Pathology,
 along with medical insight in criminal investigations.  

 Personal Info

 Mr. Smith was adopted at age 5 by two loving 
 Christian parents. His favorite childhood memory is that
 of his father bringing home a large male 2-year-old Irish  Setter dog that became his constant  companion. A  lifelong romantic, he savors the great loves of  the women  in his life, though he regrets never marrying and possibly  having a son. His many interests include; classical music,  opera,  and most of all tennis, in which he has won  numerous awards  since the age of twelve. He remains an  accomplished player  today. 

 Why I wrote this book 

 I wish this was a fictional murder case that I was writing about, but  unfortunately it is not. This murder case is truly a human tragedy. After learning all the details in this case and reading the various  media material that had been written about it, I came to believe  this case demanded that it be approached from a multi-dimensional  perspective in order to better understand how and why the life of  JonBenet came to be taken from her.

 Initially, upon learning of this child’s tragic death, I believed that  her murder was the result of an act perpetrated by a mentally  unbalanced sexual predator. With the emergence of more details, I realized that an intruder could not have been responsible for  JonBenet's net’s death. Purest of logic dictated this could not be the  case. I then thought that perhaps a parent panicked after this child  had a fatal accident, and then proceeded to cover up her death  because of some form of guilt. 

 However, after the autopsy report was finally released stating that  Jon Benet’s death was due to the dual factors of strangulation and  head trauma, this then brought a new perspective to the  circumstances surrounding her death. It was no longer a case of  possible involuntary manslaughter, but murder. I soon came to see  that there was a strong possibility that JonBenet’s life could have  been saved if 911 call had been made. called, rather than having  her life taken to serve misplaced self-interest by a parent.

 I came to see this young child’s death as being all too symbolic of current American culture, where self-centered concerns are at times placed above everything else, including one’s own child. JonBenet did not have to leave this life as a 6-year old girl who was so fascinated with the world she lived in, still believing in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. 

    “It is up to future authors to document the conclusion 
     of this drama, probably years from now.” 

     Steve Thomas -
     Former lead detective On this case 

     Perhaps, I am that author.  

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM LAURENCE SMITH

I wish you good health and personal fulfillment. I 
appreciate your interest in this book. And I hope 
you can avail yourself to reading it cover to cover. 
I believe you will find my accounting of this case 
to be an interesting journey in understanding the 
logic and aberrations of the the human mind when 
unable to cope with a crisis situation; that it may 
be a fascinating reading experience for you as well.

All the very best to you,

Laurence L. Smith






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