BlueCrab - Patsy cannot be "eliminated" as the author of the note either. On top of that, it is HER individual use of words, phrases, puncuation, style, and over-the-top drama that moves her right to the top of the list. Alex Hunter once talked about this handwriting subject with Geraldo and while they had handwriting "experts" critique the note and comparisons - he made a very important point. He said that the critera used by these "experts" is SOOOO restrictive and narrow (paraphrasing) that he wanted to get the ransom note and suspects exemplars in front of a JURY to go over and examine and use their reasoning and common sense. In other words, he didn't seem to put alot of stock in these "experts" and their methods of handwriting analysis. I think particularly when the handwriting in the note was DISGUISED. Keep in mind that handwriting experts do NOT look at the linguistics and content of the note in their analysis. Were they to do so they would eliminate Burke right away. But that's not their "expertise." Patsy Ramsey wrote that note. There is NO doubt in my mind.