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Old 03-30-2011, 01:41 AM
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FBI Asks Public for Help Breaking Encrypted Notes Tied to 1999 Murder

FBI Asks Public for Help Breaking Encrypted Notes Tied to 1999 Murder


In what seems like a throwback to the still-unsolved Zodiac killings that terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s, the FBI has sent out a public appeal for amateur sleuths to help solve a key cryptographic clue in a 1999 murder case.
On June 30, 1999, police officers in St. Louis, Missouri found the body of 41-year-old Ricky McCormick, who'd been murdered and dumped in a field. The only clues investigators recovered from the scene were two encrypted notes stuffed into the victim's pockets.
"Despite extensive work by our Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit (CRRU), as well as help from the American Cryptogram Association, the meanings of those two coded notes remain a mystery to this day, and Ricky McCormick's murderer has yet to face justice," the FBI said in a press release today. CRRU chief Dan Olson added, "We are really good at what we do, but we could use some help with this one ... Maybe someone with a fresh set of eyes might come up with a brilliant new idea."
The FBI has reached out to the public with code breaking brain teasers in the past--but they were games, not actual cases. This is the chance for want-to-be FBI sleuths to break their brains on code that is part of a current investigation. The notes are after the jump.
Channel your favorite CSI character, folks. Here are the notes
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the first one is a shopping list, and the other one is the dry cleaning list. there ya go. call if you need anything else.

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Re: FBI Asks Public for Help Breaking Encrypted Notes Tied to 1999 Murder

oooohhh interesting... how long till the killer decodes it for them pretending to be helping them

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you're weird ctxkt69

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great post!

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the key to this code is "its pheonetic" like vanity plates for a car.

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make your self a clean copy and read it out aloud one letter at a time. adjust speed of recital and volume. loudness. yell to whisper. doing it 42 time should unlock what it says.

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oooohhh interesting... how long till the killer decodes it for them pretending to be helping them
lol you are totally awesome; thats exactly what they are doing.you smelt it you delt it.you solve it you did it.lol

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you're weird ctxkt69
does your wife know youre flirting with me?

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