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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

Man with connection to D.B. Cooper killed

SEATTLE, April 29 (UPI) -- A Seattle man who packed the parachute used by infamous plane hijacker D.B. Cooper was found dead in his home, the victim of an apparent homicide, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

Did D.B. Cooper work with titanium?

SEATTLE, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- D.B. Cooper, who parachuted from a hijacked plane over Washington state 40 years ago Thursday, may have worked with titanium, a scientific team says.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
By United Press International

FBI: 'D.B. Cooper' test inconclusive

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- DNA testing of a necktie belonging to airline hijacker "D.B. Cooper" has failed to link it to a new suspect in the four-decade-old case, the FBI says.

Woman claims uncle was D.B. Cooper

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman says she is convinced her uncle was the notorious jetliner hijacker D.B. Cooper.

D.B. Cooper cash sold at auction

DALLAS, June 13 (UPI) -- Buyers at a Dallas auction Friday paid a total of $37,433 for 15 tattered $20 bills taken by notorious skyjacker D.B. Cooper in 1971, the auctioneer said.

New effort to solve D.B. Cooper mystery

SEATTLE, April 21 (UPI) -- The FBI says it needs the public's help in finding out what happened to hijacker D.B. Cooper, who bailed out over Washington state in 1971 with $200,000 cash.

Expert: Parachute not D.B. Cooper's

AMBOY, Wash., April 1 (UPI) -- An old parachute found in rural Washington last week wasn't used by skyjacker D.B. Cooper back in 1971, an expert said Monday night.

Man questions if FBI found Cooper's chute

SEATTLE, March 27 (UPI) -- The man who packed the parachute used by D.B. Cooper said he doubts the parachute found this month by the FBI was the one used in the unsolved U.S. hijacking.

Skyjacker D.B. Cooper's chute found?

SEATTLE, March 26 (UPI) -- FBI agents in Seattle are in the process of determining whether a parachute found in a field by children belonged to missing 1970s skyjacker D.B.Cooper.

FBI still looking for D.B. Cooper

SEATTLE, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The case of D.B. Cooper, the mystery man who parachuted over Washington state in 1971 with $200,000 in ransom money, still haunts the FBI.

FBI has 'reignited' Cooper hijacking case

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The FBI is resurrecting the mysterious case of D.B. Cooper, who 36 years ago hijacked a plane and parachuted near Portland, Ore., with $200,000 in stolen loot.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007.
By United Press International
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D. B. Cooper is the name popularly used to refer to an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, USA on November 24, 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted to an uncertain fate. Despite an extensive manhunt and an exhaustive (and ongoing) FBI investigation, the perpetrator has never been located or positively identified. To date, the case remains the only unsolved airline hijacking in American aviation history.

The suspect purchased his airline ticket under the alias Dan Cooper, but due to a news media miscommunication he became known in popular lore as "D. B. Cooper." Hundreds of leads have been pursued in the ensuing years but no conclusive evidence has ever surfaced regarding Cooper's true identity or whereabouts, and the bulk of the ransom money has never been recovered. Numerous theories of widely varying plausibility have been proposed by experts, reporters, and amateur enthusiasts.

While FBI investigators have insisted from the beginning that Cooper probably did not survive his risky jump, the agency maintains an active case file — which has grown to more than 60 volumes — and continues to solicit creative ideas and new leads from the public. "Maybe a hydrologist can use the latest technology to trace the $5,800 in ransom money found in 1980 to where Cooper landed upstream," suggested Special Agent Larry Carr, leader of the investigation team since 2006. "Or maybe someone just remembers that odd uncle."

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