FBI claims “most promising lead” in D.B. Cooper mystery

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August 1, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
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"The FBI says it has a new clue in the search for one of America's greatest criminal folk heroes, a suit-wearing, whiskey-drinking hijacker known as 'D.B. Cooper' who in 1971 parachuted out of a 727 with $200,000 in ransom cash and disappeared in the Washington woods. Mr. Cooper, whose case is still followed by a mass of amateur sleuths and whose daring heist has elicited more than one deathbed confession, has come to represent an increasingly elusive ideal: the debonair Robin Hood who scores his cash in a victimless crime and engineers his own disappearance. The case remains the only US hijacking the FBI has never solved." [editor's note: One has to wonder how much is still being spent on finding a man from 40 years ago (likely to be dead?), who never physically harmed anyone - SAT] (08/01/11)


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