To the Editor (of your choice):

     The police who investigated the death of former Enron vice chairman Cliff Baxter have closed the case, declaring it to be a suicide, but was it? Mrs. Baxter tried to bar the release of the suicide note, claiming that it contained "intimate, personal, family facts." The note was released before the restraining order was issued. There is nothing in it that could be considered embarrassing, except, perhaps, the fact that it was printed entirely in block letters, including the signature. That is odd. The media should insist that the police release enough known samples of Baxter's handwriting, including any they can find in block letters, to enable independent experts to authenticate the note. His death should not be called a suicide until there is proof that he wrote the note.