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Thursday, June 23, Why John? Since there's been so much discussion here lately regarding the respective roles of Patsy and John in both the call and the crime itself, I've decided to add a post summarizing the logic behind my conviction that John was solely responsible for both the death of his daughter and the writing of the note, and that Patsy must have made the call in all innocence.
First, let's dispose of the intruder theory. I'll do this as quickly and simply as possible, though much more info is available on this matter in both the blog and my book. A pedophile would have had no reason to write a ransom note. Someone entering the house with the intent to kidnap would have prepared a note in advance.
Someone deciding to kidnap while already inside the house, such as a burglar, would not have taken the time, trouble and risk to pen such a long and detailed note, dotting every i and crossing every t, adhering closely to the margin, etc. Someone attempting to frame Patsy or John would not have written the note in his own hand disguised or notbut attempted a forgery.
None of the above are assumptions, by the way.
All are logical inferences based on the nature of the note itself and the fact that the note was penned on paper torn from a notepad found in the Ramsey home.
We are thus left with either Patsy or John or both as writer s of the note. It was not written by a 9 year old.
As I see it, the key fact in this respect is that Patsy is the one who called the police, not John. Before getting into a discussion of who wanted the call made or whether John could have prevented Patsy from making the call, etc.
Why do I feel so confident this must be the case? Because the note is very clearly an attempt to stage a kidnapping.Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation.
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