Wednesday, February 20, 2008

D. B. Cooper

The FBI has issued a new appeal for help in finding the mysterious man who parachuted from a Northwest jet with $200,000 in 1971.

The Star Tribune

It has been more than 37 years, but the FBI hasn't lost interest in Dan (D.B.) Cooper, the man who parachuted from a Northwest Airlines jet over the Pacific Northwest while clutching a bag with $200,000 in ill-gotten gain.

Federal agents say they have reignited their pursuit of the mysterious Cooper.

In a news release issued Monday, the FBI said it is providing to the public a series of photos and information about the case, which has baffled and mesmerized authorities and the public for decades.

"Would we still like to get our man?" the FBI release said. "Absolutely."

The FBI said it's taking the action because of "new technologies like DNA testing."

The questions the FBI said it hopes to answer: Who was Cooper? Did he survive the jump? And what happened to the loot, only a small part of which has ever surfaced?


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