Investigators originally believed the letter was written by juveniles. But they targeted Cantwell after obtaining text messages that had been sent by the woman to another person, whose name was retracted from the affidavit, the Tribune reported.
“I am stressing now that we are going to get black neighbors,” Cantwell texted. “I am hoping that more people look at the house and an all-white family are the ultimate buyers. I am afraid the stress of black neighbors could put me in the hospital.
“My blood pressure is elevated just thinking about the possibility.”
According to police, Cantwell admitted in an Oct. 18 interview that she wrote the letter and toilet-papered the yard.
"I mean, the blacks get away with it every time," Cantwell told an investigator in the affidavit, according to the Tribune.
“Just rage, I was trying to vent,” she later said, the newspaper reported. “I am sorry that it caused so much ruckus, but I feel like I released some anger writing that letter.”