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Code Dead: The Ricky McCormick Codes Explained



Author Christopher Tritto's "Code Dead" tells the story of the investigation into the death of Ricky McCormick, a St. Louis man whose body was found in a field on the outskirts of Alton, Illinois. In his pocket were a pair of notes, written in a cypher that has stymied cryptographers -- and the FBI -- for the last decade. In this video, RFT talks with St. Louis-area amateur code expert Elonka Dunin about the McCormick notes.