CBS April 8, 1999
      Key Words

      John Osborne - ""What shocked me more than anything else was the idea that someone
      would go in a stranger's home and commit a crime as horrific as this particular crime and
      then sit down in the kitchen and write out two pages."

      Erin Moriarty - "When they first heard a ransom note had been found, handwriting experts John and
      Paul Osborne were sure that the 370 word trail would lead straight to the killer of JonBenét

      John Osborn - "It would be among the most primary pieces of evidence that an investigator
      would want considered in trying to identify who it was that committed the crime."

      Erin - "After all, there was another famous child murder...the Lindbergh baby kidnapping
      case where ransom notes were key."

      John Osborn - "There wasn't just one ransom note, there were 12 or 13."
      Erin - "Paul's father and grandfather, pioneers in handwriting analysis, identified the writer
      of those notes. Bruno Hauptman, who was later convicted in court."
      Paul Osborn - " My grandfather and father, they both testified. The evidence was really
      quite overwhelming."

      Erin - "Unfortunately, in the Ramsey case, the ransom note hasn't been the big break
      authorities had hoped for. Why?"

      John Osborn - "Simply because no one has clearly been identified as the writer of the note."

      Erin - "The problem is this. While JonBenét's father has been excluded as the author of the
      note, that's not the case with her mother. Sources tell 48 Hours that 2 analysts hired by the
      Ramsey family have ruled out Patsy Ramsey as the author but state experts contend while
      they can't say with certainty she wrote the note, they can't eliminate her either."

      John Osborne - "They can not make a determination one way or the other."

      Erin - "The reason may be that the author of the ransom note disguised his or her

      John Osborne - "The note begins in a fashion which could be described as writing that is
      more slowly executed and ends up with writing that appears to be more rapidly and freely

      Erin - "Either if someone has described their handwriting sufficiently enough to confuse
      these handwriting or the police haven't found the right person."

      John Osborne - "I would say that's a pretty good synopsis of the situation."

      Erin - "Today, Ramsey case investigators may no longer be looking just to handwriting
      experts, but instead to this man, a man who believes it's not how you write...
      Foster - "It's diction and phrases and so forth..."
      Erin "...but what you write that gives you away."

      Erin- "Donald Foster, a literature professor at Vassar College in New York, seen here in a
      1995 CBS interview, volunteered to help the Ramsey case investigators. He uses computers
      to analyze the content of documents to determine who wrote them. That's how, in 1995, he
      uncovered the anonymous writer of "Primary Colors" And in 1997, tied Theodore
      Kaczynski to the "Unibomber Manifesto."

      Then he turned to the Ramseys. Foster won't discuss his work in that case, but in trying to
      analyze the content of the ransom note, Foster had to contend with the fact that many of
      the phrases seemed to be borrowed from the cripts of famous movies.

      Take the line, "If we catch you talking to a stray dog, she dies." - sounds a lot like - "If you
      talk to anyone, I don't care if it's a Pekingese pissing against a lamppost, the girl dies." from
      the movie Dirty Harry.

      How about the line, "Don't try to grow a brain, John"? And from the movie Speed, "Jack,
      nothing tricky now. Do not attempt to grow a brain."

      Foster took the movie references and all from the ransom note and compared them to the
      writings of possible suspects.

      Last summer, sources tell 48 Hours. Foster gave Ramsey investigators what no other expert
      has been able to do - he tied Patsy Ramsey to the ransom note.

      But like everything else in this case, the story doesn't end there. We've learned that before
      Professor Foster started working with the Boulder authorities, he had a very different
      suspect in mind - Not Patsy Ramsey, but her step-son, John Andrew.

      It's a bizarre story that raises questions about Foster's credibility - a story that begins with
      the internet and this woman.

      Bennett - "I am a stay at home housewife, bakes bread.'

      Erin - "47 year old Sue Bennett became fascinated with the Ramsey case and would spend
      hours online discussing it."

      Bennett - "The threads are the topics we are talking about for the day..."

      Erin - "...that's where she met Professor Foster"

      Bennett - "They are talking about clues, homicide survivors..."

      Erin - "Bennett says that in May of 1997, a writer using the screen name 'jameson'"

      Bennett - "jamesonTimeLine - the ransom note is there..."

      Erin - "who seemed to know a lot about the murder, caught Foster's attention."
      So what was Donald Foster seeing on his computer?

      Bennett - "He only saw "posted by jameson"...

      Erin "There were literally hundreds of statements posted by jameson."

      Bennett - "jameson didn't mince words, he just comes out and says, "The Ramseys are
      innocent." And Donald Foster saw one voice out of 100 who said, "The Ramseys are
      innocent, I know this."

      Erin - "After spending some time analyzing Jameson's writings, Foster came to a startling
      conclusion - that jameson was John Andrew Ramsey. More startling, that John Andrew
      might be the killer."

      Bennett - "I mean it's just, it's crazy."

      Erin - "Foster was so sure that in a letter to his literary agent, he bragged that he had
      "...solved this Colorado crime".

      Bennett - "This text analyst from Vassar, this well-respected professor, got it wrong."

      Erin - "How does Sue Bennett know?"

      Bennett - "I'm jameson. There's never been another jameson."

      Erin - "That's right. Sue Bennett is jameson."

      Bennett - "Somehow, this man who can tell everything from analyzing text determined that
      I could murder a six-year-old child with a garrotte."

      Erin - "Foster responded to Bennett's accusations in a letter to 48 Hours, saying he had just
      been speculating and had "never publicly accused anyone of anything."

      Bennett - "If he was wrong with all my samples, I don't believe that there's any way that
      anyone should give him any credibility now judging Patsy Ramsey."

      Erin - "And Foster's credibility could become crucial if the grand jury acts on his report and
      indicts Patsy Ramsey. At that point, the two-and-a-half page ransom note could once again
      become the crucial piece of evidence in the case."

     Statements by LadyBug and jameson:

    Some months ago in a conversation with Jameson, we spoke about identity on the internet. She briefly
      explained that her identity would soon be exposed to the media and the internet community.

      She said it would most likely happen after the Holidays or after the first of the year. She had already
      made up her mind and she said her decision to go public had been carefully considered.

      She wasn't excited about it. She was concerned about going public, however she felt it was her
      obligation, her honesty and the only 'right' thing to do.

      She was definitely going public with information she had about the JonBenet Ramsey case. She didn't
      feel it fair to herself or anyone concerned to remain silent.

      Jameson didn't elaborate. The matter seemed to be both serious and also confidential. I didn't
      question her. Thanks, Lady Bug

            Statement from Jameson April 12, 1999

      I did not go on 48 Hours for " personal glory " or for 15 minutes of fame. I went on 48 Hours
      because I felt it important to encourage the public to question the work of Donald Foster. I
      believe he is a charlatan who is hoping to "cash in" on this case and others. I was not going to
      be silent and watch him present his 100 page report to the authorities without opposition.

      Donald Foster claims he can tell a lot about a person from their writings.

      Well, he read thousands of my on-line posts, he had scores of my e-mails, my work on the
      TimeLine... and he determined I was a 20 year old homicidal male.

      I am not male, he missed the age by more than a quarter century, and I haven't considered
      killing anyone since.... well, no need to get into that. *grin*

      Bottom line is this -

      Donald Foster made a "mistaken attribution" in the jameson situation.

      He clearly indicated in his FAX to his literary agent that he had access to the ransom note.
      (He was going to include a "close reading" of that note and the two Ramsey TV appearances in
      his article that he said he could have on their desk within days.) So he had access to the note
      (unless he was lying to his agent).

      He believed Patsy didn't write the ransom note .

      He thought jameson was John Andrew and was the killer.

      If he was wrong with hundreds of jameson pages to examine, how can anyone believe NOW that
      he can really tell who wrote those 31 sentences that make up the ransom note?