Hello, This is my first thread I hope it is in accordance with forum rules. I am well aware that if you a RDI then the letter was probably written by Patsey (maybe John) AFTER the accidentally killing. Terms like "the killing won't be difficult...she dies, she dies...." is considered conclusive. RDI have argued that the ransom note was written after JB death, as there are certain phrases like "she dies, not she will dies, she will be beheaded (she wasn't beheaded) as evidence the note was written and the author knew she was dead. While an IDI could have written it before or after JonBenet's death, it most likely was written before. The statements in the present tense "If we catch you talking to a stray dog, she dies. If you alert bank authorities, she dies. If the money is in any way marked or tampered with, she dies. You will be scanned for electronic devices and if any are found, she dies. is present tense not future tense, but b/c the author may be quoting Dirty Harry and other films, he chooses to continue the convention in writing the present rather than past tense. Also to be considered is that if these lines do come from those movies, it would be something Patsey or John would write. Another statement "Don't try to grow a brain John" may come from Speed, and suggests the letter was written to conform to hollywood conventions, which case these statements may not reflect knowledge Jonbenet is dead (yet) but attempting to create a charade. another statemetn " Any deviation of my instructions will result in the immediate execution of your daughter. You will also be denied her remains for proper burial." has some resemblence to historical ransom notes, such as Leopold ad Lowe. Lastly, this individual Forensic linguistics By Gerald R. McMenamin, Dongdoo Choi Apply statistical linguistics on known exemplars and the RN, as well as previous known material where PR might have used similar find. His conclusion as a forensic linguists to a high degree of statistical certainly, PR could not have authored RN. By itself this is "interesting" but add that hand writing is unable to conclusively match it to her or JR strongly implies IDI.