It’s one of the still-burning question of the JonBenét Ramsey case, even after 20 years: Who wrote the ransom note found in the family’s Boulder, Colorado, home shortly before the 6-year-old beauty queen’s body was found?
In an upcoming episode of ABC’s 20/20, veteran handwriting expert Cina Wong points the finger at Ramsey’s now-deceased mother, Patsy.
“It is highly probable she wrote the ransom note,” Wong tells ABC News’ Amy Robach.
Wong spent three weeks examining the handwriting on the three-page ransom note and comparing it to 100 samples of Patsy’s handwriting, finding more than 200 similarities between the two.
“You will see that just with the A’s, the ransom note writer has four different variations of the letter A, and then Patsy Ramsey uses the same variation of the four different types of As,” Wong said.
Wong also pointed out in the special that the ransom writer misplaced capital letters in a similar way to Patsy.
Patsy, who died of ovarian cancer in 2006, found the note on the bottom of the staircase of the family home in Boulder, Colorado, on December 26, 1996. The note, purportedly from a “small foreign faction,” demanded $118,000 from the Ramsey family for the safe return of their daughter.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Christine Pelisek