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.

Now, the FBI is asking for our help. The code have been released to the public so that we may help decipher its meaning. To be sure, Crowdsourcing this type of sensitive information has drawn its criticism, but it may prove as the only way to catch the killer.

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