After U Murder, Former FBI Agent Describes Psychopath Profile

Oct 25, 2018, 10:45 PM | Updated: 11:44 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – It may be unimaginable to wrap our minds around Lauren McCluskey’s murder, but former FBI agent Greg Rogers says Melvin Rowland is a textbook case of a psychopath.

“I worked violent crimes and undercover and dealt with these kind of people on a close and personal basis,” said Rogers, who worked as an FBI agent for 30 years, 20 of those as an undercover agent.

We spoke to the now private investigator and a psychological profiling professor at UVU over Facetime.

“Psychopaths always act in their own self-interest”, said Rogers, “When I say ‘psychopath,’ I’m not being pejorative or using that term lightly. I believe (Rowland) was a psychopath. A psychopath could kill somebody and go on a date.”

Lauren McCluskey died Monday. Photo credit: Steve C. Wilson, University of Utah

Lauren McCluskey died Monday. Photo credit: Steve C. Wilson, University of Utah

This is what police say Rowland did after killing McCluskey.

“There’s no conscience. There’s no guilt. I don’t believe, again this is just my opinion, but I don’t believe he killed himself for killing her. He killed himself because he knew he was going to get caught and he was going to go back to prison,” he said, again referring to McCluskey’s murder.

Rogers says while not all psychopaths are killers, they are genius manipulators, easily able to dupe even the most intelligent people.

37-year-old Melvin Roland

37-year-old Melvin Roland

“They’re brilliant at it. I don’t know how many people I’ve interviewed who have given millions of dollars to someone who has been to federal prison several times,” he said.

Rowland manipulated McCluskey, her friends, and the gun owner too. Rogers assumes hundreds of other women as well.

“They come up with great stories, they practice them and they’re very, very adept. There’s no better con-artist than a talented psychopath who does this to get by,” he said.

He advises all of us to just be more careful when building a relationship with anyone.

Rogers says he in no way is blaming victims, he just knows people like Rowland are just that good. So he says make sure you do all the vetting you can.

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