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Has DB Cooper finally been identified ?

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2 hours ago, BorizBadinov said:

 the National Enquirer would have an article about every week right next to the one about Elvis and or bigfoot.

Lol thats a headline that sells magazines ; "Elvis, Bigfoot and D.B Cooper"

Also a great name for a band =)

 

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On 1/9/2018 at 10:59 PM, pallidin said:

I saw a program on TV recently, suggesting a direct connection with Cooper and a vet who did the same thing a little later, bears a remarkable resemblance, and was killed after a prison escape on the run lasting 3 months.

That would be Richard McCoy.

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There was a large number of suspects in the Cooper case. Even John List was a suspect!!

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One thing that gives me doubt about Rackstraw is that a witness had said he wasn't the same man. That note is interesting, though. If it's a coincidence, it's a hell of a coincidence.

McCoy was a good suspect, but I've never been convinced. Lynn Cooper's story is *very* interesting, IMO. Can't say he was Dan Cooper, but there are certainly some oddities there. Even Weber's deathbed confession and sleep talking is eyebrow-raising. It's a really nutty case to crack. There is a strong chance the guy died that night, but anything's possible.

My personal (implausible) fan theory is that it was Hunter Thompson. xD

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15 hours ago, BorizBadinov said:

Incidentally but perhaps unrelated, a  parachute was discovered buried on a rural Oregon farm some years ago matching the age and style but was not believed to be the one used in the crime. I can't recall the reason, but you know people in Oregon are always burying parachutes...

And then burying them on farms ...

Edit: the reason that didn't make sense is I read your comment as "people in Oregon are always buying parachutes..." nvm

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I cannot imagine he would be sending letters or note thereby sending clues of his existence. 

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2 hours ago, Calibeliever said:

And then burying them on farms ...

Edit: the reason that didn't make sense is I read your comment as "people in Oregon are always buying parachutes..." nvm

No worries I would probably read it the same way at first glance. I should have used a more complete sentence. 

There could be a lot of other reasons for that chute to be there and one has to believe the FBI would give due diligence. Still it makes me wonder.  

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https://dbcooper.com/2016/08/d-b-cooper-witness-fingered-rackstraw/

I've often heard that Rackstraw, as well as McCoy and many others, did not hold up to eyewitness identification (believe me -- I've studied this case half to death (although I've never watched any of the TV specials)). However, here's a small detail (in the link above) I must have glossed over way back. Turns out one very important eyewitness DID finger Rackstraw. The same witness who's description resulted in the famous composite sketch.

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*IF* Rackstraw is the same man from the Norjak incident, I think it would be amazing to see him come out and say he did it. He's old. Really old. I don't know what he'd face legally right now. I do think he'd have many fans, though. D.B. Cooper is a legend. In spite of the crime committed, he's become something of an antihero in a large part of public consciousness. 

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36 minutes ago, Skulduggery said:

*IF* Rackstraw is the same man from the Norjak incident, I think it would be amazing to see him come out and say he did it. He's old. Really old.

But is he old enough? I've read that the hijacker's age was estimated as mid-forties, and so it seems to me (if that's anywhere close to accurate) then Rackstraw is actually too young.

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No one else has anything to say on the railroad pensioner number?

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1 hour ago, regi said:

But is he old enough? I've read that the hijacker's age was estimated as mid-forties, and so it seems to me (if that's anywhere close to accurate) then Rackstraw is actually too young.

I thought about this, too. I just can't say without having been there myself.

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I can say this, though. When I was in basic training for the Army, I had a drill sergeant who looked like he was pushing 60, full head of gray hair and all. He looked very well-warn. He was actually 29. Looks can be really deceptive. Rackstraw's age definitely made me question this at first, though. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

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On 1/10/2018 at 8:03 PM, justin3651 said:

They filed a john doe case against him. If he is ever found and they feel the case is strong enough they can proceed with prosecution.

Intriguing, the justice system over there seems fairly different from the one over here

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12 hours ago, Skulduggery said:

I can say this, though. When I was in basic training for the Army, I had a drill sergeant who looked like he was pushing 60, full head of gray hair and all. He looked very well-warn. He was actually 29. Looks can be really deceptive.

I appreciate that, but in this instance, it's my opinion that Rackstraw didn't appear to be mid-forties.

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I agree. He definitely didn't. However, I do enjoy looking at all possibilities sometimes. I'm definitely not convinced Rackstraw actually is the guy, but damn, they are really trying to paint a picture. That letter is interesting, TBH.

I'm not convinced any of the suspects are the highjacker. I've been following this thing for years but apparently missed all the Colbert stuff till now. Last couple of years have preoccupied me with other things, so a lot of this is new to me.

I do think 'Crazy Uncle L.D.' and Weber should be looked into further, especially Weber. I'm aware of the DNA testing, but that was later found to be inconclusive. Still very unconvinced. Worth a bit of investigation, though. More than likely, the guy died. Helluva stunt that night, but damn. That was a deadly fall in all honesty.

McCoy always baffles me. He COULD have been....but like the others, a few things about him are inconsistent with the Norjak highjacker. 

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