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Old 08-01-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Local News | FBI investigating 'promising lead' in D.B. Cooper skyjacking case | Seattle Times Newspaper

From the Seattle Times

By Steve Miletich
Seattle Times staff reporter

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The FBI is investigating a "credible" lead in the D.B. Cooper skyjacking case, nearly 40 years after a tall, dark-complexioned man hijacked a Seattle-bound Boeing 727 on Thanksgiving Eve 1971 and parachuted into history from the rear of the plane with $200,000 in cash.

"We do have a promising lead," FBI spokeswoman Ayn Sandalo Dietrich said Sunday, a day after a British newspaper reported the development in a lengthy feature story on the notorious case.

Dietrich, of the Seattle FBI office, cautioned that the FBI is not on the verge of a "big break," but is carrying out "due diligence" on the new information.
Here is the link to the daily mail article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti....html?ITO=1490
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:36 AM
 
Location: FL
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They've probably spent 20x the 200k on trying to catch him already and by now he's probably 60-70+ years old anyhow. It's expensive to incarcerate the elderly, let him be and move on to fresh cases.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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It'll probably be like the Jack the Stripper case -- they'll finally name the guy and he'll blow his head off as they go to interview him.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Default This was a fascinating case...

Was always intrigued about this mystery. To pull this off required intelligence, organization and ingenuity.Whether he survived the jump is the hot debate. As a matter of fact, planes now have something called "the Cooper vane" to prevent another crime like this.

Jumping out of a commercial aircraft with a bag full of money...You just cant make this stuff up
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I hate to say it but D.B. Cooper outsmarted the fbi and if he did survive the jump then more power to him and enough is enough already let him live out his life . He was smart and he was calculating and he got one over on the FBI . Let it go , yes if he did survive the jump he is most likely changed his name and is 60-70 yrs old and living on an island somewhere .
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I've always had an interest in this case.

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In an exclusive report that aired on today’s “Good Morning America,” ABC News senior Justice Department Pierre Thomas interviewed a woman who claims to be the niece of infamous skyjacker “D.B. Cooper” and gave the FBI information that could crack the 40-year-old case.

Marla Cooper tells ABC News says she provided the FBI with items, such as a guitar strap and a Christmas photo of her uncle, L.D. Cooper, that the agency is using to try to link to the notorious hijacker.

A man dubbed “D.B. Cooper” hijacked a Northwest Orient flight 40 years ago on Thanksgiving eve, extorted $200,000 and bailed out over Oregon.

Marla Cooper tells ABC News that she thinks the skyjacker is her now-deceased uncle, Lynn Doyle Cooper.

She says she was 8 years old when her two uncles were planning something suspicious at her grandmother’s house in Sisters, Ore. — not far from where “D.B. Cooper” landed after parachuting from the plane the following day.

“I was watching them using some very expensive walkie-talkies that they had purchased,” she tells ABC News. “They left to supposedly go turkey hunting, and Thanksgiving morning I was waiting for them to return.” The hijacking occurred that night.
The next day, her uncle showed up bruised and bloody, claiming he had been in a car accident.

“I was horrified,” she says. “I began to cry. My other uncle, who was with L.D., said ‘Marla just shut up and go get your dad,’” she says.

“I heard my uncle say, ‘We did it, our money problems are over, we hijacked an airplane,’” she tells ABC.

Some of the money was found in 1980 by a boy digging on the banks of the Columbia River.

Marla tells ABC that her father, shortly before he died in 1995, told her that her uncle had been involved in the hijacking.

She says she never saw L.D. Cooper again after that Thanksgiving Day and was told he died in 1999.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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There is a book out this year, "Skyjack"? about the case and efforts to solve it. Neither his identity or fate have been determined. Remember back in 1971 airline security was almost nonexistent and skyjackings relatively common. The closest they came was when an 8 year old Brian Ingram found some of the loot - 40 miles from the estimated jump point. Apparently Ingram, now 39, has had a rough life ever since.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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...snipped... The closest they came was when an 8 year old Brian Ingram found some of the loot - 40 miles from the estimated jump point. Apparently Ingram, now 39, has had a rough life ever since.
what happened with the young man ?
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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According to the book, he got involved with drugs and was in jail, had marital problems. Had to sue to get the money, which he auctioned off to pay personal expenses. He is 39 now.
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