01 Apr '11, 12am

FBI asks public for help breaking encrypted notes tied to 1999 murder - Yahoo!

FBI asks public for help breaking encrypted notes tied to 1999 murder - Yahoo!

The FBI is reaching out to the public to help solve a murder case from 1999. (FBI) By Brett Michael Dykes 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 FB...

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