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Andrea McNichol has made her mark as a handwriting expert

by Bill Hayes

In Andrea McNichol has made her mark as a handwriting expert, the Los Angeles Times profiles the graphologist.

McNichol assisted in a homicide case in which an Ohio woman and her teenage daughters were found dead in Clearwater, Fla. A brochure in the back seat of their car included handwritten directions to a wharf near where the bodies were found. McNichol told investigators that if they could find the person who wrote the directions, they would have the murderer. After billboards in the Tampa Bay area displayed a blown-up sample of the note, a relative came forward. “The aunt calls and says, ‘That’s my nephew’s writing,’” McNichol said. “It helped catch a very bad guy.” [more]