FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
CASE NO.: 13-8265014-99
DATE: 26 JULY 1999
TAKEN BY: AGENT WILKINS
METHOD: TRANSCRIPTION - RECORDED INTERVIEW
[AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION BEGINS AT 6:07PM]
Agent Wilkins: Could you please begin with spelling your name?
Diane: D-I-A-N-E E-L-I-Z-A-B-E-T-H K-A-U-F-M-A-N
Agent Wilkins: Thank you. Now, Ms. Kaufman, you called in and left a message for me stating that you had information for us regarding a missing person’s case.
Diane: Yes, sir, I did. Miss Scully lives in my building, she’s my neighbor.
Agent Wilkins: I have here in my file that we were unable to reach you when making our initial rounds for witnesses.
Diane: I was out of town visiting my daughter in Florida. I just arrived home last night, and got caught up with the 6’oclock news. [sniffles] Poor dear. She was such a sweet woman.
Agent Wilkins: Would you like a tissue?
Diane: Oh, no, thank you. [sniffles] I’ll be alright.
Agent Wilkins: I don’t mean to pressure you, ma’am, but you said that you had information.
Diane: Right, of course. Well, um, I suppose it started a few months ago. Miss Scully had a man hanging around her apartment.
Agent Wilkins: I see. Did you recognize this man?
Diane: I’d seen him a time or two. But he started coming around more recently, stalking like one of those predators you see on Forensic Files, you know the ones. They follow their victims for months on end before finally kidnapping them, doing unspeakable things to the poor women before killing them and leaving their bodies on the side of the road.
Agent Wilkins: Miss Kaufman, could you tell me more about this man?
Diane: For one thing, I’m quite positive that he copied her key to let himself in when she wasn’t home.
Agent Wilkins: I’m sorry, copied her key?
Diane: Yes, the key to her apartment.
Agent Wilkins: I’m aware of what you meant. Ma’am, would you be able to describe what this man looks like?
Diane: Let’s see. He’s tall, not too tall but definitely not short. I’d say he’s at least six feet, with dark hair. I wouldn’t say he’s italian kind of dark and handsome, his hair is more brown than it is black. His nose is too large for him to be italian. Jewish maybe?
Agent Wilkins: [pulls photo from folder, places on table] Could this be the man you’re referring to?
Diane: Yes, yes, I believe that’s him!
Agent Wilkins: Please let the record state that Ms. Kaufman is positively identifying Special Agent Fox Mulder as the perpetrator.
Diane: [gasps] Oh my heavens! Another agent is behind her kidnapping?
Agent Wilkins: Ma’am, Special Agent Mulder is also listed as a missing persons in this case-
Diane: But he had her key duplicated!
Agent Wilkins: We will check with Mr. Spalding, but I feel that I am safe in assuming that Agent Scully provided Agent Mulder the key of her own volition.
Diane: Agent Wilkins, is it? You weren’t there, you didn’t see the way he looked- wait, I’m sorry. Mr. Spalding?
Agent Wilkins: Yes, ma’am.
Diane: Who’s that? And why would you check with him?
Agent Wilkins: Because he’s the superintendent of your building. He would have the information documented of Agent Scully requesting another key.
Diane: No, our super is Handy Man Mike. Michael Carlson.
Agent Wilkins: Ms. Kaufman, are you saying Kevin Spalding isn’t the new superintendent?
Diane: That’s exactly what I’m saying! I just talked to Mike a few weeks ago, he fixed my kitchen sink. He never said anything about leaving, or getting a new job or anything.
Agent Wilkins: And what about Kevin Spalding?
Diane: I’ve never heard that name before, never in my life.
Agent Wilkins: Ms. Kaufman, could we continue this at another time- [phone rings] Wilkins. Yeah, check him out. I don’t care that we interviewed him already- wait a second. Ms. Kaufman?
Agent Wilkins: Thank you for your time. Agent Rosen is right outside the door, and she’ll see you to the exit.
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