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CK 17
08-01-2011, 07:42 AM
. . . . . responding to a tip, is trying to extract a fingerprint from an item linked to a potential suspect and compare it to one taken from the Boeing 727 after the Thanksgiving Eve skyjacking.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/08/fbi-has-credible-lead-in-db-cooper-skyjacking-case/1?csp=34news (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/08/fbi-has-credible-lead-in-db-cooper-skyjacking-case/1?csp=34news)

stevebaby
08-01-2011, 08:37 AM
The link to the Telegraph's story doesn't work for me. Here's another...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8667855/The-40-year-mystery-of-Americas-greatest-skyjacking.html

Now if I was a criminal intending to escape by parachute, the last chute I'd jump with would be one packed under the supervision of the FBI!
One day his body will be found where he landed.

Shang
08-01-2011, 10:28 AM
The link to the Telegraph's story doesn't work for me. Here's another...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8667855/The-40-year-mystery-of-Americas-greatest-skyjacking.html

Now if I was a criminal intending to escape by parachute, the last chute I'd jump with would be one packed under the supervision of the FBI!
One day his body will be found where he landed.

Yeah, the FBI might have supplied a chute packed with a folded army blanket.
However, that's why Cooper requested two parachutes--the Feds couldn't take a chance that D.B. might order one of the flight crew to jump with him.

Nevertheless, it's likely that he did not survive the jump into a forested area at night, and without proper clothing or supplies.

D.B., R.I.P.

BrianY
08-01-2011, 11:25 AM
What's the statute of limitations on these crimes?

Mrleft8
08-01-2011, 11:29 AM
I say a Big foot got him, and the money, invested it wisely, and is living on Long Island under an assumed name....(Donn...:D)

John B
08-01-2011, 02:12 PM
Didn't they find a wad of money a few years after? half buried in river sand in the general location where he would have landed.

Gerarddm
08-01-2011, 02:17 PM
Yes, they did find some cash. IIIRC he jumped into a snowstorm over dense forest. Somewhere his bleached bones are scattered, I think.

But hey, as Dennis Miller used to say, that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.

Waddie
08-01-2011, 03:21 PM
So they're on to me !!!!! Gotta go.........

regards,
Waddie

wardd
08-01-2011, 07:14 PM
Yes, they did find some cash. IIIRC he jumped into a snowstorm over dense forest. Somewhere his bleached bones are scattered, I think.

But hey, as Dennis Miller used to say, that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.

he usually is

Bob Cleek
08-01-2011, 09:32 PM
Serious investigators concluded that there never was a D.B. Cooper at all. It was a total hoax perpetrated by the flight crew and the few passengers aboard the plane. Nobody jumped out of the plane. They tossed the loot bag and parachutes unopened out of the plane (which is why they were never found) and split the loot among themselves, taking it off the plane in their carry-on luggage. Really one of the slickest cons of the 20th century!

botebum
08-01-2011, 09:37 PM
First time I've heard that one, Bob.
Have you been hanging out with TD lately?

Doug

TerryLL
08-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Hard to explain the cash they found on the ground years later and the parachute. And yes, the serial numbers matched. I suppose the flight crew coulda just pitched an odd couple thou out the door to make it look good.