I do believe that I would read every single scrap, scratch, mark and message contained in a ransom note that was left in my OWN home, when MY BABY has been taken out in the dark of night! Am I nuts, or do you think you would have read the ENTIRE RANSOM NOTE, or just called the police?? BUT before you called the police, (a possibility in this case, that they called their brunch club -I take no credit for this another poster called them the 'brunch club')or immediately after you call the police you call your friends to come piling over. Who while there tidy up the kitchen, destroying possible clues and evidence. Would you have called your childs name, screaming frantically for her, and looked in every nook and cranny of your home while holding a fireplace poker, broom, ball bat, heavy purse, flashlight, car jack handle, rolling pin, golf shoe with cleats, spray cleaner, or something in case you encountered this 'perp' in your own home? Yet no, Burke slept peacefully, or so they said at first, not being awakened by the screaming of a FRANTIC scared spitless mother, (that would be me) Lack of concern about JUST EXACTLY WHAT the ransom note said, equates in my pea brain to about equivalent to Scott Peterson leaving to hang up missing posters and sitting in his car 'actionless' for nearly an hour. Hmmm.