Almost forty years later, new evidence was uncovered when the case was finally opened up to a select group of amateur sleuths. Now, their findings have confirmed one of the scores of stories surrounding the hijacking.
The day before Thanksgiving in 1971, a man wearing a business suit and carrying a briefcase boarded a Northwest Orient flight in Portland, bound for Seattle. Claiming to have a bomb, the skyjacker held the passengers and crew for $200,000 ransom while demanding four parachutes. After getting his money and parachutes in Seattle, the Boeing 727 took off, going south to Reno. About a half an hour later, the mysterious hijacker jumped out the back of the aircraft, and disappeared forever. "Norjak" as the FBI would later label it, would become the only unsolved skyjacking in American history. Almost forty years later, new evidence was uncovered when the case was finally opened up to a select group of amateur sleuths. Now, their findings have confirmed one of the scores of stories surrounding the hijacking. Join in the race to find out who D.B Cooper was, following up on the Last Lead in one of America's great unsolved mysteries.
Or was it? But this book is more than a true-crime thriller. "DB Cooper and the FBI" reveals how law enforcement truly functions in our country, and so it delivers a measure of justice to the arrogant, the hubristic, and the guilty.
Author: Bruce A. Smith
Category: Fugitives from justice
In 1971, a man known as DB Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient airliner flying from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington. After exchanging the passengers at SEA-TAC airport for $200,000 and four parachutes, Cooper instructed the pilots to fly him to "anywhere in Mexico." A few minutes after take-off, he lowered the aft staircase and jumped into the chilly, rainy night skies north of Portland. He has never been seen since, and his identity is still unknown. After forty years of investigation the FBI still doesn't know who Cooper was or if he survived, and nothing has ever been found of the skyjacking-no parachutes, no body or clothes, nor any of the money, except for $5,800 a young boy found eight years later buried on a Columbia River beach. Adding to the intrigue, no one knows how the money got there or when. As a result, it is as if Cooper came from nowhere and returned there when he made his getaway. Now after years of research and writing, a comprehensive case history of the skyjacking is available, and the reader can examine the facts of the case, and assess the FBI's efforts to find DB Cooper. Shockingly, the Bureau's investigation has been crippled by lost evidence, inaccurate record-keeping, and ineffective leadership. As we learned in 9-11, the FBI has difficulty "connecting the dots" in complicated investigations that span multiple jurisdictions, and the same is true with DB Cooper. For example: the FBI gave DB Cooper a 40-hour head start before anyone went looking for him in the woods of southeast Washington State. More troubling, critical evidence has been lost-the eight cigarette butts Cooper left on the plane, which would give us his DNA profile via the dried saliva. Perhaps more disturbing, though, the cigarette butts went missing after their true value was realized in 2002, along with the documentation on the FBI's findings. In addition, the FBI's chief technical expert, Earl Cossey, was murdered in 2013 when his credibility plummeted as Internet sleuths revealed his fraudulent and deceptive history, and how the FBI was duped. Or was it? But this book is more than a true-crime thriller. "DB Cooper and the FBI" reveals how law enforcement truly functions in our country, and so it delivers a measure of justice to the arrogant, the hubristic, and the guilty.
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Generated Artificial Worlds & How It Times . ... D. B. Cooper : The Real McCoy .
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correction of mandibular prognathism . Oral Surg 1974 ; 37 : 846849 . 6 Guay AH
, Maxwell DL , Beecher R : A radiographic study of tongue posture at rest and
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( 6 ) R. M. Bolle , and D. B. Cooper , " Bayesian Recognition of Local 3 - D Shape
by Approximating Image Intensity Functionals with Quadratic Polynomials " , IEEE
Trans ... ( 7 ) J. Canny , " Finding Edges and Lines Images " , MIT AI Memo .
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inflammatory drug usage in a geriatric long ... Nowhere will you find a better
guide on this subject than in the listening records devised by George David
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the company from the beginning . Aspiring ... Titled THE D.B. COOPER
PROJECT , the play is an expressionistic look at the now mythical man who , in
Author: Medical Library AssociationPublish On: 1994
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systems cost money , require a modem and passwords , and are best used after ...
J. Hu , B. Sakoda , and T. Pavlidis , “ Interactive road finding for aerial images , ”
IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision , pp . 56-63 ( 1992 ) . 4. G.
Vosselman ... M. Barzohar , M. Cohen , I. Ziskind , and D. B. Cooper , “ Fast ,
Category: Optical instruments
Publishes papers reporting on research and development in optical science and engineering and the practical applications of known optical science, engineering, and technology.
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large samples , tested using standardized protocols , allows for the quantification
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... with information from the database to begin to build up a Conclusions and
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study of resignations and transfers in ten forces by Christine Cooper and
Samantha Ingram .