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China isn’t subtle about its efforts either. “I liken them a bit to a drunk burglar. They’re kickin’ in the front door, knocking over the vase, while they’re walking out with your television set,” FBI director James Comey said.

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Do you think you could help the FBI crack this code?

On June 30th, 1999, officers in St. Louis, Missouri, found the body  of Ricky McCormick, 41, in a field. He had been murdered. There were no  clues, with two exceptions: two notes written in code in McCormick’s  pants pockets.
The murder remains unsolved. Over a decade later,  the FBI’s Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit (CRRU) has  essentially thrown up its hands. “We are really good at what we do,” said CRRU chief Dan Olson in a solicitation on the FBI’s website, “but we could use some help with this one.”

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Do you think you could help the FBI crack this code?

On June 30th, 1999, officers in St. Louis, Missouri, found the body of Ricky McCormick, 41, in a field. He had been murdered. There were no clues, with two exceptions: two notes written in code in McCormick’s pants pockets.

The murder remains unsolved. Over a decade later, the FBI’s Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit (CRRU) has essentially thrown up its hands. “We are really good at what we do,” said CRRU chief Dan Olson in a solicitation on the FBI’s website, “but we could use some help with this one.”

Click through for more clues.