The FBI’s case file on D.B. Cooper runs some forty feet long. It is located in the basement archives of the Bureau’s 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 [sic] 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 FBI’s Cooper files. In addition to hundreds of documents, he was able to get his hands on the Bureau’s photos, some seen here for the first time.
Strange Random Crime Quote:
- New evidence emerges in D.B. Cooper case (overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com)
- D.B. Cooper Mystery Deepens After DNA Test (huffingtonpost.com)
- D.B. Cooper Night – This Sunday! (lostoregon.org)
- 40 years later, D.B. Cooper still a mystery (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- 40 years later, skyjacker’s identity a mystery (sfgate.com)
- Today in Aviation History – November 24 (crufc.ca)