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    AMBOY, Wash. - There could be a major break in the biggest crime mystery in Northwest history.


    An old parachute - the same type used by D.B. Cooper when he jumped from an airliner with a briefcase full of cash - has been found buried in a Clark County field. Moreover, according to F.B.I. Agent Larry Carr, it's right in the center of the jump zone where it's believed Cooper landed. That zone had originally been identified by searchers. After they didn't find the chute there, they moved on to other areas. Meanwhile, some of Cooper's ransom cash was found nearby.


    Then, just a couple of weeks ago - and more than 36 years after Cooper's fabled jump - a man was plowing the ground on his Northern Clark County property. The plow blade unearthed something. He didn't notice it at first, but a bit later his children were playing there and saw some cloth sticking above the earth. They pulled on it, and more cloth came out. They kept pulling, until the chute's shroud lines remained stuck in the ground. The next step was to notify the authorities.


    The FBI now has the bulk of the parachute, but other parts remain buried in that Clark County field, so C.S.I. investigators will go back to unearth more. Investigators are curious about what still lies underground there, attached to those remaining shroud lines. Meanwhile, the parts that have been taken to the FBI Crime Lab will be closely examined, and compared to a reserve chute the skyjacker left behind in the plane.


    Agent Carr also showed KOIN News 6 some other evidence items that, like the parachute, have never been made public before; they include Cooper's clip-on tie and clasp, from which FBI forensics experts were able to extract the hijacker's DNA.


    3/24/2008


    http://www.koin.com/content/news/top...d-b3d4851101a4

  • #2
    I kind of like the thought that that bastage made it out alive.
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    • #3
      sounds like they are hot on his trail now. I wonder if he's getting scared.
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      • #4
        Can you imagine finding the guy? Crazy.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jeffro View Post
          Can you imagine finding the guy? Crazy.
          that would be awesome if for no other reason just to learn what he has been doing for the last 30 something years
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          • #6


            Joke's on them...these guys already found it.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ElviswasaBluesFan View Post
              that would be awesome if for no other reason just to learn what he has been doing for the last 30 something years
              probably his money wiped out due to the real estate market bubble

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jeffro View Post
                Can you imagine finding the guy? Crazy.
                He's probably waiting to have his Lounge account approved.

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                • #9
                  Still think they're going to find out it was Kenneth Christiansen. (He was a Northwest Airlines purser, a former paratrooper in WWII, and ended up settling near the area they're digging now, having purchased property there with cash a year after the hijacking.)

                  Christiansen died a few years ago of natural causes. The FBI "cleared" him to the media a few months ago because his "height and complexion didn't match" eyewitness accounts, but since that time, those same eyewitnesses have said they didn't clear Christiansen at all.

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                  • #10
                    I can't wait for the special



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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Payforfun View Post
                      I can't wait for the special


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                      • #12
                        No.
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                        • #13
                          Good.

                          I like to think he is on a beach somewhere.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by El Birdo 1 View Post
                            Good.

                            I like to think he is on a beach somewhere.
                            Finding the parachute would not have precluded him being on a beach somewhere. Presumably, if he made it to the ground, he'd have cut himself loose and walked away. Maybe even buried the chute.

                            Personally I think the fact that they found that $5000 in 1980 is pretty strong evidence that he did not survive. If he made it to the ground alive he wouldn't have been likely to throw $5K into a river.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kah View Post
                              Finding the parachute would not have precluded him being on a beach somewhere. Presumably, if he made it to the ground, he'd have cut himself loose and walked away. Maybe even buried the chute.

                              Personally I think the fact that they found that $5000 in 1980 is pretty strong evidence that he did not survive. If he made it to the ground alive he wouldn't have been likely to throw $5K into a river.

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