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FA03 : Criminal Finds II

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Hidden : 04/28/2011
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

THE POSTED COORDINATES ARE WRONG!
YOU MUST SOLVE THE PUZZLE BELOW
TO LEARN THE CORRECT LOCATION OF THE CACHE.


N 35° ?.??? W 080° ??.???




Criminal Finds II (Part 2 of 3)

Part I | Part III

After uncovering the identity of the mysterious killer targeting creative cachers in the Greater Charlotte area, the police posted a wanted poster around the city in parks and strip malls hoping to get a lead on the killer's whereabouts.

The first tip came in from two kids playing a game of Scotland Yard on a picnic table in Idlewild Park:

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9-1-1 Operator: '9-1-1, Please state your emergency?'
Anonymous Kids: 'Hi. We think we saw that man from the wanted poster in Idlewild Park.'
9-1-1 Operator: 'Is he still there now?'
Anonymous Kids: Yeah. He's been out messing around near the geocaches.'
9-1-1 Operator: 'Geo-what?'
Anonymous Kids: 'Seriously, lady? Please send the police!'
9-1-1 Operator: 'Where in the park did you see the man?'
Anonymous Kids: 'First, we saw him at the parking lots but he quickly entered the park running along the bike path. We followed him for a good ways past the park bench before he darted off into the woods like a song bird. We were about to head back to the parking lot to call when we saw him come back out of the woods the same way he bushwhacked into them.'
9-1-1 Operator: 'Alright. Then where did he go?'
Anonymous Kids: 'We then followed him bushwhacking into woods to the west. *whispering* We hid in the trees while he looked around for a bit. He then bushwhacked out to the bike path and proceeded north for a long ways making 3 or 4 stops before doubling back. We had to hide when he passed by us and headed southeast.
9-1-1 Operator: 'We have two units en route to the park now. Please stay away from the man and describe him to officers when they arrive.'
Anonymous Kids: 'We'll be sure to tell them where he is when they arrive!'


Track the killer using your 'geo-sense' and help the police capture him!

Congrats to SmithyPeaknuckle for the FTF

First to Solve goes to Termitehunter
Second to Solve (by 8 minutes) goes to SmithyPeaknuckle

Honorary Geocrimes Special Agents:
(Those that have solved and found all 3 Criminal Finds caches)
SmithyPeaknuckle - 05/03/2011
gbmcache - 05/14/2011
Overcached - 05/14/2011
IkeHurley13 - 05/14/2011
SCGeoNinja - 05/14/2011
Microcache - 05/14/2011
David2400NC - 05/29/2011
Therapaint - 09/05/2011
Termitehunter - 09/07/2011

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)