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I've revived the above texts from my friend simply called "me". Apparently the text messages tell you everything you need to know. Arrrrrrgh! I told him not to mess with people.

Hint 1:

The kidnapper is a card game.

  • $\begingroup$ That is two messages. ...and if the only condition is that you don't mention the kidnapper's name, why not obviously send your precise location so there's no guesswork? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ @IanMacDonald if you combine the messages you should be able to figure out where they are ;) $\endgroup$
    – Yout Ried
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 20:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Ian MacDonald One group of messages, but sure. Point out every mistake $\endgroup$
    – Yout Ried
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 20:55

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Count the number of consecutive letters. For example, Hhhhhhhhh $\rightarrow 9$

Continue this then you get:
9 13 9 14 4 3

We might get a message here...

Perform A1Z26 cipher: IMINDC $\rightarrow$ I'M IN DC
Does it mean you are in Washington, DC?

  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, I didn't appear to add one of the pictures. Sorry about that! $\endgroup$
    – Yout Ried
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 16:43

Building off u_ndefined's answer:

The person is in Washington D.C.

Where the king stays:

The King, aka Elvis Presley is prominently on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

The one who kills our children:

Elvis is famous for revolutionizing the minds of America's youth thus, "killing" the children from the perspective of former generations. According to wikipedia:

Presley, more than anyone else, gave the young a belief in themselves as a distinct and somehow unified generation—the first in America ever to feel the power of an integrated youth culture.


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