The Plot Thickens

In 1971 D.B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 and escaped with $200,000 by parachuting out of the back of the plane. He has never been found, dead or alive. But, the latest development puts some new twists into the case.

SEATTLE – The FBI is analyzing a torn, tangled parachute found buried by children in southwest Washington to determine whether it might have been used by famed plane hijacker D.B. Cooper, the agency said Tuesday.

Children playing outside their home near Amboy found the chute’s fabric sticking up from the ground in an area where their father had been grading a road, agent Larry Carr said. They pulled it out as far as they could, then cut the parachute’s ropes with scissors.


The children had seen recent media coverage of the case — the FBI launched a publicity campaign last fall, hoping to generate tips to solve the 36-year-old mystery — and they urged their dad to call the agency.

“When we went to the public, the whole idea was that the public is going to bring the answers to us,” Carr said. “This is exactly what we were hoping for.”

This changes what little evidence has been found since 1971. It could also be totally unrelated.
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3 Responses

  1. 🙂

    Good read! Thank you!

  2. Seems to me that the chute would have rotted away by now.

  3. I think so too, but hey, the mystery rolls on. 😀

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