Having raised the issue of the murder of Jonbenet Ramsey, I referenced the ransom note.
that not all readers are familiar with the case, or the note.
Statement Analysis of the note shows that it was not a genuine ransom note, but a deception intended to cause investigators to believe that kidnapping was the motive.
Over the years, much analysis has been done on it, with Patsy Ramsey as the author. I include it here, now, not for analysis, but for discussion.
1. In the note, what do you see that links it to Patsy Ramsey?
2. Regarding profiling, what can you tell us about the author?
3. Is there language that is specifically female?
4. What do you find about the education level of the author?
5. Any particular phrases jump out at you?
6. What do you make of the length? What does length indicate in analysis?
7. Do "Foreigners" refer to themselves as "foreigners"?
8. I have highlighted a few phrases as noteworthy. Please touch on some of them for
Please limit your comments to the ransom note. Next will be what you think happened to
Jonbenet, and why. Stay within principle and reason. There was one silly book published that was void of principle, and was not Statement Analysis. It simply was a book that said, "this
means that" without principle to apply to anything. Without a foundation, there can be no
scientific process; that is, one that can be applied repeatedly, with similar results.
Having said that, it is true that language does come from somewhere; not a void. Even lies are
of great value, as words chosen, even during deception, have an origin. What does not come
from experiential memory may come from memory: memory of a movie, memory of a book,
story told, and so on. This is why it is so difficult to make up a complete lie, and why, even
in training investigators, it is so challenging that I end up giving the "liar" a script to follow,
lest the exercise be tainted as the subject will begin to work from childhood memories.
We will look at the note's language, and then discuss the case in more depth.
The murder of Jonbenet Ramsey taught the nation just how a "missing" child case can be
left unadjudicated when high priced defense attorneys are summoned to halt the march to
Once, a defense attorney sought to protect his client from malicious prosecution, while seeking
to learn the truth.
Today, it is win at all costs and those with guilt who have money, can hire attorneys that will
frighten off prosecutors. Today's cases echo this weakness.
Ramsey Ranson Note
1. "Mr. Ramsey. 2. Listen carefully! We are a group of individuals that represent 3. a small foreign faction. We
xxrespect your bussiness 4. but not the country that it serves. At this time we have 5. your daughter in our posession. She is safe and unharmed and 6. if you want her to see 1997, you must follow our instructions to 7. the letter. 8. You will withdraw $118,000.00 from your account. $100,000 will be 9. in $100 bills and the remaining $18,000 in $20 bills. Make sure 10. that you bring an adequate size attache to the bank. When you get 11. home you will put the money in a brown paper bag. I will call you 12. between 8 and 10 am tomorrow to instruct you on delivery. The 13. delivery will be exhausting so I advise you to be rested. If we 14. monitor you getting the money early, we might call you early to 15. arrange an earlier delivery of the money and hence a earlier 16. deliverypickup of your daughter. 17. Any deviation of my instructions will result in the immediate 18. execution of your daughter. You will also be denied her remains 19. for proper burial. The two gentlemen watching over your daughter 20. do not particularly like you so I advise you not to provoke them. 21. Speaking to anyone about your situation, such as Police, F.B.I., 22. etc., will result in your daughter being beheaded. If we catch you 23. talking to a stray dog, she dies. If you alert bank authorities, she 24. dies. If the money is in any way marked or tampered with, she dies. 25. You will be scanned for electronic devices and if any are found, she 26. dies. You can try to deceive us but be warned that we are familiar 27. with Law enforcement countermeasures and tactics. You stand a 99% 28. chance of killing your daughter if you try to out smart us. Follow 29. our instructions and you stand a 100% chance of getting her back. 30. You and your family are under constant scrutiny as well as the 31. authorities. Don't try to grow a brain John. You are not the only 32. fat cat around so don't think that killing will be difficult. Don't 33. underestimate us John. Use that good southern common sense of yours. 34. It is up to you now John! 35. Victory! 36. S.B.T.C"