Summary: Edward Wayne Edwards, who later confessed to being a serial killer, constructed both the Zodiac code and the IKLP code.
The IKLP ( “I Killed Laci Peterson” ) Short Code is
Source : http://www.opordanalytical.com/pdf/The_IKLP_Investigation.pdf, Page 4
which is linked from http://www.pwc-sii.com/Research/editorials/games.htm
When will the games end?
Many of you may have been following the discussion on OPORD Analytical’s forum, based on the claims by its owner, Mr. Chris Farmer, to have cracked the IKLP code. For those of you who haven’t been, this is a brief background.
IKLP Code & Rhymes
From March 22, 2005 through August 6, 2006, a poster using the handle “I Killed Laci Peterson” posted 544 messages on the Fratpack forum. As is often the case, the handle was shortened to the acronym IKLP when addressed by other members. The 544 messages mostly consisted of rhymes about the Laci Peterson case, presented as “clues” to the identity of the murderer, and taunts and jabs directed at specific members of Fratpack.
IKLP outrightly claimed to be Laci’s abductor and murderer, not only by the handle but in the content of many of the rhymes.
So, take 28527-8240-791-94-7 and drop the 0 and every other digit ( the same as for the decoding of the Zodiac Short Code , which decodes to “I’M EDWARD E” ) and you have :
8 2 8 4 9 9 7
Take the letters of EDWARD E, remove duplicates : EDWAR
Assign the used digits from the short code, descending order
9 – E ( “e” is similar to mirror image of “9” )
8 – D ( “8” can be made with two D’s – see Zodiac code )
7 – W ( W can be made from two 7s )
4 – A ( “A” when tilted to the right becomes “4” )
2 – R ( “R” is slightly similar to “2” )
Apply cipher to string 8 2 8 4 9 9 7 => D R D A E E W
Unscramble ( Anagram ) D R D A E E W => E D W A R D E.
Going the other way
To look at it the other way, suppose Edwards wants to sign himself “Edward E” using numbers, in a memorable way.
He needs digits for these letters “EDWAR”.
He thinks 987654321 – how shall I assign, to be memorable?
E = e reversed is 9.
D = 8 ( he used this before)
W = 7 7 ( if you rotate the sevens )
A = 4 ( if you tip the A over )
R = 2 ( not that similar, but slightly )
So he takes these codes and gets 9874289
Now change the order 8284997
Finally, mix in arbitrary alternate digits (2,5,7,2,7,1,4) and a “0” ( the same Steganography as used in the Zodiac short code ) and you get ( note : this is the even digits, then zero, then the odd digits ).
28527-8240-791-94-7 : that is the code he used.
You might quite reasonably ask : how arbitrary is this decoding?
It might seem reasonable to be sceptical, until you realise Edwards used a similar scheme in his Zodiac short code. To some extent the coding is “mnenomic”, associations that could be remembered, mirroring, putting two symbols together, etc.
The conclusion: IKLP was Edward Wayne Edwards, and likely he was involved in Laci’s abduction and murder.