Monday, August 22, 2011
Dealey Plaza's Blonde Tramp Is Definitely Charles Harrelson Says Imagis' Peepers
Art And Technology Solve 48 Year Old Mystery
by Winsip Custer CPW News Service.
The German Federal Police, the Australian Customs Service, the U.S. State Department and even Disney's Epcot uses it. Facial recognition systems have been used by these and others to catch terrorists, casino card counters and blacklisted travelers going through international airports. And now this super sensitive detection system has solved a 48 year mystery. Was the blond tramp in Dealey Plaza Charles Harrelson, father of Woody Harrelson and convicted killer of Judge John Howland Wood?
Facial recognition software has validated the work of Houston Police Department's crack forensic portrait artist, Lois Gibson. Gibson, identified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful forensic artist in the world has maintained for years that the tramp and Harrelson are one and the same. Dr. Reeder G. Peepers of the facial recognition company, Imagis, says that there is now no doubt that the blond tramp at Dealey Plaza, one of three men taken into custody in Dallas on the day John F. Kennedy was shot is Charles R. Harrelson.
"The jury is no longer out on this matter," said Peepers. "We at Imagis scanned photos of both the tramp and Harrelson and the persons in the two photos are 99.99 percent identical. It's a match. Period," said Peepers.
Peepers noted that Imagis has never been used to compare old photos before, but that the principles are identical to capturing the images of living subjects. "We blew up the portraits of the tramp and Harrelson and made a mask of nearly identical sizes. Fred Fritzsimmons, one of our engineers of roughly Harrelson's size and shape walked in front of the Imagis camera, but the body is not measured, only the faces . With hundreds of instantaneous calibrations and cross-referencing calculations and varifications the software said 'bingo!'", said Peepers.
Peepers also applied this same technique to identify Porter Goss, former CIA Director from a photograph given to reporter Daniel Hopsicker by the widow of Iran-Contra operative and murdered CIA drug runner at Mena, Arkansas, Barry Seal. "The man identified in the photo by Mrs. Seal is not the same Barry Seal seated with president George Herbert Walker Bush, however the man with the glasses is definitely Porter Goss," said Peepers. The photo, taken in 1963 in Mexico City, according to Mrs. Seal, is of the celebration of the Castro hit squad Operation 40 which was assigned the task of eliminating the Cuban dictator.