Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case takes you into the minds of criminal investigators as they reveal untold stories behind the capture of the most notorious killers. Witness the challenges and setbacks as detectives work to solve complex homicide cases. With a surprise at every turn, this gripping series pays homage to the impressive work of law enforcement officers who bring killers to justice.

Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-04-06

Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case - Ricky McCormick's encrypted notes - Netflix

Two hand-written documents were found in the pockets of murder victim Ricky McCormick when his body was discovered in a field in St. Charles County, Missouri, on June 30, 1999. Attempts by the FBI's Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit (CRRU) and the American Cryptogram Association failed to decipher the meanings of those two coded notes, which are listed as one of the CRRU’s top unsolved cases. On March 29, 2011, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation issued an appeal for help from the public in obtaining the meaning of the messages. A few days later, they updated their website to note the “outpouring of responses”, and established a separate page where the public can offer comments and theories.

Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case - Murder - Netflix

Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case - References - Netflix