|Welcome to RobertExter.com, a resume for a special type of artist. This talent is not restricted to paintings, drawings, or illustration, but also to perform the many tasks such as video, capturing with crisp sound, authoring DVDs with professional original menus; and of course, to have the ability to capture with a pen, pencil, or brush, a visual memory from a witness.
|Experience attained through work with law enforcement agencies has been very educational, helping to developed an interview process where a witness anywhere in the world, can be used to create a useful visual description and to document how the portrait was put together, which can eliminate the need for a professional witness testimony. See letter of recommendation
Experience attained through collaboration with pathologist Dr. Papworth re: the Green River murder case, has helped in the development of a skeletal identity process that thru a multi drawing process, can make identification simpler. Where-as with a plasticine build up, which has usually only one possible likeness comprised of skin thickness and hair, provides only one facial possibility.
Please visit the forensic results where by using multiple illustrated ideas of skin thickness, hair styles, and facial hair, are presented in a lineup, on line, making it more possible to approach the real visual identity of a subject. example
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In 1987 Exter was commissioned by the UNABOM Task Force to create the first national composite release. The bomber Ted Kaczynski, after being seen by two women as he placed a bomb underneath a car parked in a computer store's secluded rear parking area in Salt Lake City, noticed one of the women looking straight at him through the blinds of the store's rear window. Ted Kaczynski never again personally placed a bomb.
Whether it was the likeness in the composite, or just being seen placing the bomb, Ted decided to wait over 6 years before attempting another bombing, thus his last few bombs were all mailed. The watercolor composite provided by Exter was very accurate in what is referred to as the 'Facial Recognition Area'. The witness had a hard time with the chin and hair. To explain why Ted might see himself in the composite, if you talk to someone you know, you mainly concentrate on the ‘facial recognition area’, and Ted must have also noticed the accuracy of the composite.
In 1994, a second composite was released. Ted had spent his absence perfecting bombs that could be mailed. Not long after the second composite release, Mr. Exter’s mother called him because of what she saw in a second composite release by a re-organized, mainly FBI UNABOM task force. Exter's mother said the composite looked a lot him, which is much different than the first composite release.
In the 5th episode in the documentary, “Manhunt Unabomber”, you will hear that the FBI, at first, told Ted’s brother, David Kaczynski, that a letter suspected as the bomber’s was typed on a different typewriter than other letters they had received, and for that reason they had concluded that this letter wasn’t the bombers. However, Agent Fitzgerald was convinced that the forensics in the composition of words and spellings was that of the bombers. Agent Fitzgerald apparently used Exter’s composite to re convince David to re-assert that his brother was the bomber.
In actuality, Agent Fitzgerald didn’t visit with David. The meeting was with two other agents, but for the same purpose, to show composites and evidence to, and interview David Kaczynski.
In actuality there were two composites of Exter’s. There was also a composite Exter produced in 1994 with the bomber's Rayban aviator sunglasses removed. Exter’s concept of the bomber’s eyes was uncanny.
Interestingly, Exter’s first composite of the bomber was actually a close resemblance to the actor playing Ted Kaczynski. There were many changes from what actually happened and happens in investigation procedures to add entertaining content to the documentary. Also, the Manhunt Unabomber series was very accurate in the way the FBI treats their agents.
The American Journal reported my findings and caused a stir nation wide.
A clip from the Manhunt series: For theatrical reasons this scene never happened as presented, but what was portrayed in the scene, was a true happening in the investigation.
For theatrical reasons this scene never happened, but what was said in the scene was true.
Late in 2002 the TV show "Worst Case Scenario" hired Exter to appear in a segment "Eye Witness" involving a test of human memory. Four people were used to see how much they could remember of a ten second moment. In reality a single composite can take hours. However In this segment, Exter had to interview two witnesses within three hours. Exter ask the director to be sure and have the subject to be identified do something unusual, so to stimulate a memory. This wasn't initially planned but in reality it takes something like a scary moment to stimulate and create a good memory. So the dropping of sunglasses and a forceful voice was added to the subject's acting roll.
THE VIDEO: Please note that Exter, dressed in black, was not
identified with a subtitle name in the video, but you can see that
it was Exter who drew the identifying sketch. In real police work,
witnesses do not view suspects in group sessions. Witnesses are not
allowed to guess. Exter has been successful on a high percentage of
cases, but has always been his own free agent and has never been
hired as a police officer.
The “Eye Witness” segment of “Worst Case Scenario” series was meant to test eye witness credibility. Exter told the head investigator that the female witness had observed the subject with interest and that she would be his pick to identify the suspect. Exter also told the investigator that a second male witness he interviewed observed the backpack and would only be good for clothing.
In most cases, robbers do not wear disguises. All of the men in the line-up had no facial hair. Also, Exter was responsible for the suggestion of voice identification with the composite.
Composites are not tangible evidence; in court they are used to give supportive evidence to eye witness credibility.
Lastly; Exter had to wait three months to find out that he had helped the witness pick the right subject.
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IN THE TIMELINE ABOVE YOU CAN SEE THAT EXTER HAS BEEN USED VERY LITTLE BUT HAS HAD A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS (CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE EXAMPLES, AND THERE ARE MORE THAN SHOWN) YES, EXTER HAS BEEN AROUND FOR AWHILE, BUT NOT INVOLVED IN MUCH POLICE WORK. A POLICE ARTIST THAT HAS CRITICIZED EXTER FOR CLAIMING A WITNESS CONFUSED HIS FACE WITH THE PERPETRATOR, HAS CLAIMED TO HAVE WORKED ON THOUSANDS OF CASES. WHAT IS BETTER: AN ARTIST WITH MANY CASES AND NOT MUCH RESULTS, OR AN ARTIST WITH A HANDFUL OF EFFECTIVE POLICE ART? IF YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ANYTHING ON THIS WEBSITE, PLEASE CONTACT ROBERT EXTER: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (530) 221-4462
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