How relevant is the ransom note to the actual motive, or other aspect of this case? Not relevant at all. The ransom note has nothing to do with the motive or any other aspect of the crime. Its a fake and can be completely disregarded. Somewhat relevant. A few statements in the note relate in some way to the motive or other aspects of the crime. Mostly relevant. Most of the statements in the note relate to the actual motive and other aspects of the crime. Completely relevant. The ransom note tells it like it was, a kidnapping for ransom by a foreign faction.