Crowdsourcing Evidence To Help Catch A Killer

Crowdsourcing Evidence To Help Catch A Killer

The FBI has released two pages of code found in a dead man's pockets in an attempt to solve a decade-old homicide case.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 6 april 2011

In 1999, Ricky McCormick, a 41-year-old statutory rape convict from Missouri, was found dead in a cornfield 30 miles away from his home. Any leads regarding the perpetrator proved negligible, and the case has gone unsolved for over a decade. The only real hope left lies in two mysteriously coded notes found on the victim, which have befuddled the FBI Cryptanalysis Unit for years.

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