All of these experts consulted the original Ransom Note and original handwriting exemplars from Mrs. Four of these experts were hired by the police and two were hired by defendants.
Thus the analysis was conducted through comparison of photomechanical reproductions. Access to exemplars was limited. No opportunity to review exemplars of Patsy Ramsey provided police officials was made available.
Because of this, the categories of speed and pressure could not be fully examined. In light of these circumstances, the opinion is limited to "probable" rather than "Highly probable" or "definite". Access to further known exemplars would be needed to provide a more definite opinion.
The Questioned Document QD consists of a hand-printed note widely circulated at this time. I'm Marilyn Monroe" purportedly in the printed hand of Patsy Ramsey. Exemplar 3 E-3 is a photograph with the words "This is me when I was first born.
That's my Mom and the doctor. I'm having a picture taken. Exemplar 5 E-5 is a photograph with the words "I was 2. I was going bike riding with my Mom and my Dad. Exemplar 7 E-7 is a photograph with the words "Rainbow Fish Players.
Lacking original documents, shape, size, slant, baseline, continuity and arrangement could be compared between the Questioned Document and the Exemplars. Pressure could not be analyzed and speed required estimation. However, of the six categories available, matches in the available categories could be made between the handwriting of Patsy Ramsey and the handwriting in the "ransom" note.
Disguised Writing It should be noted that the wavering lines and crude lettering as the note begins indicates a disguised writing due to the use of the opposite hand in parts of it. Use of the opposite hand is a favored practice of the anonymous letter writer.
Nevertheless, two issues create difficulty in avoiding identification by use of the opposite hand. First, the writer must have a thorough knowledge of the identifying details of one's own handwriting, which is seldom the case.
Second, even if a knowledge of one's identifying details is known, the writer must then eliminate those strongly held habits by adopting an entirely new set of habits that would impair identification according to the categories described above. While some prominent traits may be eliminated, those more unconscious but individualistic traits remain available for comparison.
In this analysis, the writer did not successfully identify her own traits for elimination and the unconscious, strongly formed habits of the handwriting of Patsy Ramsey remain evident. A disguised writing typically contains evidence of the conflicting and persistent habits of the natural handwriting and the effort to suppress those habits while trying to letter with the opposite hand.
Irregularities and inconsistencies will appear in the form of hesitations, possible variations of slant, grotesque letter formations, patching up of letters and slowly drawn strokes. All of these elements are found in the ransom note.
Shape Shape is one of the more easily identified categories of handwriting, comparison to the untrained eye. In this examination, shape provides numerous examples of Patsy Ramsey's handwriting in the ransom note.
Take, for example, the "R" in Ramsey in the salutation of the note.Sep 06, · Using a sample of John Ramsey's printed handwriting available on the Internet, I have made seven visual comparison charts for analysis.
In one set (of three), I have compared John's handwriting to that of the Ransom Note author (which, of course, is printed).
Nearly 20 years after her murder, the death of 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey remains a mystery. On the morning JonBenét was went missing, the girl's mother, Patsy Ramsey, found a note saying their.
Based upon the exemplars available, the handwriting of the "ransom" note and that of Patsy Ramsey have numerous and significant areas of comparison. Shape of letters is one of the more telling areas of comparison, but this category would not substantiate an opinion on its own.
While handwriting analysis shows that John Ramsey did not write the ransom note, Patsy Ramsey could not be completely eliminated as the writer. 4. Certain words in the ransom note such as "instruction" "monitor" "execution" "scanned" "electronic" and "device" are computer terms.
Longtime Ramsey reporter Paula Woodward stresses in A&E's Killing of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered that "no handwriting expert has ever concluded that Patsy .
A handwriting expert who has examined the ransom note left in the JonBenet Ramsey case says it is very like that the letter was written by the child beauty queen's mother Patsy in an episode of 20/