D.B. Cooper

D.B. Cooper
4:56 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Niece: No DNA match to purported D.B. Cooper

This FBI photo shows the black J.C. Penney tie Cooper was wearing during the hijacking, which he removed before jumping. it later provided a DNA sample.

A DNA test has failed to connect a deceased central Oregon man to the unsolved 1971 hijacking of a Northwest Orient jet. This according to the man's niece. She came forward this week to finger her uncle as the legendary fugitive D.B. Cooper.

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D.B. Cooper
3:26 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

D.B. Cooper's purported niece: Money was all lost

The woman who claims her uncle was the legendary hijacker D.B. Cooper believes he lost all the money from his heist.

At SeaTac Airport in 1971, a hijacker exchanged a planeload of passengers for 200,000 dollars in ransom and four parachutes. Transplanted Oklahoman Marla Cooper now says the fugitive and a previously unknown accomplice were her uncles.

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Law
5:08 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Expert casts doubt on latest suspected D.B. Cooper

An expert on the infamous airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper is dubious about the latest suspect to emerge in the 40-year-old case. An Oklahoma woman went public this week with the claim her late uncle was the mysterious hijacker.

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D.B. Cooper
2:05 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

ABC News: New D.B. Cooper clues come from 'niece'

Originally published on Wed August 3, 2011 6:08 am

ABC News has a report out this morning that claims to name the source of the new information in the D.B. Cooper skyjacking. ABC says unnamed and unspecified sources have confirmed that a woman named Marla Cooper provided the FBI with a guitar strap for fingerprint testing.

NPR is trying to independently confirm ABC's claim. The FBI has yet to respond to a request for comment.

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D.B. Cooper
11:44 am
Tue August 2, 2011

FBI reveals more about new possible skyjack suspect

An undated FBI sketch of D.B. Cooper.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 2, 2011 6:49 am

As we reported yesterday, the FBI jump-started D.B. Cooper mania with its revelation it has a new suspect in the unsolved skyjacking that occurred 40 years ago this November.

New details continue to trickle out with each interview with FBI Special Agent Fred Gutt. Among the new bits of information about the man who may or may not prove to be D.B. Cooper:

-- The "suspect" died more than 10 years ago of natural causes

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D.B. Cooper
9:08 am
Mon August 1, 2011

FBI says it has 'a new suspect' in D.B. Cooper skyjacking case

A 1971 artist's sketch released by the FBI shows the skyjacker known as 'Dan Cooper' and 'D.B. Cooper'. The sketch was made from the recollections of passengers and crew of a Northwest Orient Airlines jet he hijacked between Portland and Seattle.
Anonymous AP

Originally published on Tue August 2, 2011 9:41 am

Forty years after parachuting into folklore, the mysterious skyjacker identified as D.B. Cooper may soon be identified.

"We do actually have a new suspect we're looking at," says FBI spokeswoman Ayn Sandolo Dietrich in a story in the British newspaper, The Telegraph. "And it comes from a credible lead who came to our attention recently via a law enforcement colleague."

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