I think Patsy wrote this letter but I would not place my grandchildren's lives on it. How about you? Would you place a loved ones life on the wager that Patsy wrote the letter? If it was a sure thing that Patsy wrote this letter, then, I believe a case would have been filed against her. The ransom note letter, as it stands right now, is circumstantial evidence that strongly points to Patsy but there are experts who would be called to dispute this.<quoted text>
And got Patsy to write the ransom note for her? Like you I would go BDI before this.
Because I can't say 100% that Patsy was the author, I leave room for alternative theories. If I were a detective, investigating this cold case, I would have five most likely theories and I would not shut my mind off to anything that might support those theories. I've often said there is probably one piece of evidence that most all are misinterpreting and that one piece may be what keeps the case from being solved. Is it the ransom note? Most likely not but until a computer program is developed that can definitively pronounce who the author is, I think it unwise to dismiss certain theories just on the ransom note.