FBI wants public help solving encrypted notes from murder mystery

Stretto Stretto at Nowhere.com
Sun Apr 3 06:46:28 CEST 2011



"David Bernier" <david250 at videotron.ca> wrote in message 
news:in7cs201hhp at news6.newsguy.com...
> Joe Snodgrass wrote:
>> On Apr 1, 10:54 am, David Bernier<david... at videotron.ca>  wrote:
>>> haha doh wrote:
>>>> On Mar 31, 3:15 pm, Joe Snodgrass<joe.s... at yahoo.com>    wrote:
>>>
>>> [...]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>> As to which crime was being committed, I'm going with numbers running
>>>>> or loan sharking.  There's no reason for any crook to keep any record
>>>>> of any other crime, except prostitution, where phone books come in
>>>>> handy.
>>>
>>>>> Thievery is not an honest business, and records of what went down,
>>>>> where and with whom can only hurt you.  Unless of course, it's a grand
>>>>> list of felonies that he was using to blackmail the participants.
>>>
>>>>> But I can't see gathering that much info from blackmail.  I always
>>>>> thought it involved one guy blackmailing one victim.  This would imply
>>>>> a factory scale process, and he'd need some way to lure his prey into
>>>>> the trap.
>>>
>>>>> Of course, that WOULD be a good way to get murdered.
>>>> This is him
>>>> http://img851.imageshack.us/i/4d93ac54b10bcimage.jpg/
>>>
>>> True indeed! , according to a story posted on March 30 on the
>>> website of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
>>> <http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/ad567e00-5b13-11e0-8ed4-0012...>
>>> .
>>>
>>> That web page has a link to a 1999 article on the discovery of the body:
>>> <http://www.stltoday.com/news/article_bcc02074-5b1a-11e0-b199-0017a4a7...> 
>>> .
>>>
>>> An officer with the local Major Case Squad unit is quoted there. I quote
>>> from the 1999 story:
>>>
>>> <<  "We cannot find any motive for his death, " he said.
>>> "We're not absolutely sure that this is a homicide.">>  .
>>
>> What's the cause of death?
>
> From one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch articles (presumably the orig. 
> source),
> one learns that "Death appears to be caused by a blow to the head.",
> this via "Austinstar" at hubpages.com :
> < http://hubpages.com/hub/Cryptographic-clues > .
>

Maybe a flying car hit him?

> - Body identified through fingerprints (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
>
> - Ricky McCormick had a criminal conviction for statutory rape.
>   (via n01h3r3 at boards.straightdope.com) :
>   < http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?p=13642308 > .
>
> - Ricky McCormick had one address in St. Louis, Missouri and
>   others in Illinois (why?).
>
> David 




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