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Old 03-31-2011, 01:06 PM
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We need much more information about the victim. If we had some idea of what types of things he might encode, we could try to work it backwards. "Street Smart" isn't very helpful.

It's interesting to try and speculate why the individual would choose to write something in code in the first place. It seems he was writing this code for himself...which is a much different animal than writing a code for someone else. Why write a code for yourself? It's almost as puzzling a question as the code.

Might there be some book that McCormick was fond of...or perhaps some other element of culture that could be used as a key for the code? It would be interesting to see the FBI file indeed!