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Posted on 11/25/2011 2:35:32 PM PST by DogByte6RER
D.B. Cooper: 40 years later
November 24th, 2011, marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary Cooper case, an unsolved crime that has baffled agents, detectives and amateur sleuths, and spurned one of the greatest manhunts in law enforcement history.
The FBIs case file on D.B. Cooper runs some forty feet long. It is located in the basement archives of the Bureaus field office in Seattle, where for four decades agents have hunted for the man who ransomed a passenger jet for a small fortune and parachutes, then jumped out the back over the rural Northwest, during the middle of a storm, never to be seen again.
This Thanksgiving, November 24th, 2011, marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary Cooper case, an unsolved crime that has baffled agents, detectives and amateur sleuths, and spurned one of the greatest manhunts in law enforcement history.
Geoffrey Gray, author of The New York Times bestseller SKYJACK: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper, was the first reporter to gain access to the FBIs Cooper files. In addition to hundreds of documents, he was able to get his hands on the Bureaus photos, some seen here for the first time.
This image: A 1971 artist's sketch released by the FBI shows the skyjacker known as 'Dan Cooper' and 'D.B. Cooper', was made from the recollections of passengers and crew of a Northwest Orient Airlines jet he hijacked between Portland and Seattle, Nov. 24, 1971, Thanksgiving eve. FBI spokeswoman Ayn Sandalo Dietrich tells The Seattle Times that a law enforcement member directed investigators to a person who might have helpful information on Cooper.
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I would like to think that D. B. Cooper is alive and well
The odds are against him being alive.
He’d be at least 80 by now and possibly 100 years, if he were alive.
I think I saw something on TV about how people are pretty certain that they know who DB was and that he lived well after the heist.
Or maybe some elk had HIM fer supper.
Fred Astaire hijacked a plane ?
What could we do? He wore out his welcome here in the Grove.
Bet 1000 dudes knew where Hoffa got dumped.
The elk be vegetarians. If they ate him for supper, he would have to be 2nd or 3rd generation worm food.
Get ready for more of that.
Some woman who thinks he was an uncle, that said something at a family dinner about their money worries being over assuming they could “go back and get” it, when she was eight. (Some of the money was found loose on a river bank by a boy in the area in 1980.) I’d assume the woman would have heard about it had the uncle actually succeed in retrieving the stash, so sounds like he did not. Sounds like it went in a river. Money paper is actually cloth and it might survive for decades in the water.
Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, History Channel, had a good investigation on ole DB. Pretty much sure they found him. The guy was Northwest employee and former paratrooper. Survived & led a nice life after his jump.
In 2007, the FBI announced that one of the two parachutes obtained from the Seattle skydiving school was a dummy 'chute. A classroom 'chute that was nonfunctioning and had an inoperable ripcord. The FBI said that the dummy parachute was procured in haste and provided as one of the two as an 'accident' (heh, heh). Cooper cannibalized the working chute and probably used the shrounds to secure the money bag to his body.
If this is true, Cooper didn't survive the plunge from the airliner without a parachute.
It does make you wonder why the FBI looked for him, or his body, for so long without announcing that they were looking for splatter marks.
I'm D.B. Cooper!
It’s worse than that. His actions spurned a manhunt. That’s gotta be worse than spurring one.
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