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In March of , the world was introduced to Elvis Presley, not knowing that he would go on to become one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. One local newspaper editor theorized that Cooper, knowing he could never spend the money, dumped it in the river, or buried portions of it at Tena Bar and possibly elsewhere himself. Analysis of diatom samples on the money, which are small algae found in water and soil, suggests that the bundles found at Tina Bar could not have been submerged in the river or buried dry at the time of the hijacking in November , as only diatoms that bloom during springtime were found, placing the date range that the money entered the water at least several months after the hijacking.
In , discussion arose over impending expiration of the statute of limitations on the hijacking. Most published legal analyses agreed that it would make little difference,  as interpretation of the statute varies considerably from case to case and court to court, and a prosecutor could argue that Cooper had forfeited immunity on any of several valid technical grounds.
Between and , the FBI processed over a thousand "serious suspects", which included assorted publicity seekers and deathbed confessors ,  but nothing more than circumstantial evidence could be found to implicate any of them, all being linked by no more than conjecture or crackpot claims of responsibility.
In , a Minnesota resident named Lyle Christiansen watched a television documentary about the Cooper hijacking and became convinced that his late brother Kenneth was Cooper. In the detective, Skipp Porteous, published a book  postulating that Christiansen was the hijacker.
The following year, an episode of the History series Brad Meltzer's Decoded also summarized the circumstantial evidence linking Christiansen to the Cooper case. Christiansen enlisted in the Army in and was trained as a paratrooper. The war had ended by the time he was deployed in , but he made occasional training jumps while stationed in Japan with occupation forces in the late s. After leaving the Army, he joined Northwest Orient in as a mechanic in the South Pacific , and subsequently became a flight attendant, and then a purser , based in Seattle.
He was also left-handed evidence photos of Cooper's black tie show the tie clip applied from the left side, suggesting a left-handed wearer. Christiansen reportedly had purchased a house with cash a few months after the hijacking. While dying of cancer in , he told Lyle, "There is something you should know, but I cannot tell you. They also found a folder of Northwest Orient news clippings which began about the time he was hired in the s, and stopped just prior to the date of the hijacking, despite the fact that the hijacking was by far the most momentous news event in the airline's history.
Christiansen continued to work part-time for the airline for many years after , but apparently never clipped another Northwest news story. Research by internet web sleuths would later uncover proof that Christiansen did not pay cash for the house he bought after the hijacking, but instead had a mortgage on the house and took 17 years to pay it off. Despite the publicity generated by Porteous's book and the television documentary, the FBI is standing by its position that Christiansen cannot be considered a prime suspect.
Jack Coffelt was a con man , ex-convict, and purported government informant who claimed to have been the chauffeur and confidant of Abraham Lincoln 's last undisputed descendant, great-grandson Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith. In he began claiming he was Cooper, and attempted through an intermediary, a former cellmate named James Brown, to sell his story to a Hollywood production company. Photos of Coffelt bear a resemblance to the composite drawings, although he was in his mid-fifties in He was reportedly in Portland on the day of the hijacking, and sustained leg injuries around that time which were consistent with a skydiving mishap.
Coffelt's account was reviewed by the FBI, which concluded that it differed in significant details from information that had not been made public, and was therefore a fabrication. Multiple media venues, including the CBS news program 60 Minutes , considered and rejected it.
Cooper, a leather worker and Korean War veteran, was proposed as a suspect in July by his niece, Marla Cooper. Cooper came home wearing a bloody shirt—the result, he said, of an auto accident. Cooper was the hijacker. She also recalled that her uncle, who died in , was obsessed with the Canadian comic book hero Dan Cooper see Theories and conjectures , and "had one of his comic books thumbtacked to his wall"—although he was not a skydiver or paratrooper.
In August , New York magazine published an alternative witness sketch, reportedly based on a description by Flight eyewitness Robert Gregory, depicting horn-rimmed sunglasses, a "russet"-colored suit jacket with wide lapels, and marcelled hair.
The article notes that L. Cooper had wavy hair that looked marcelled as did Duane Weber. Barbara Dayton, a recreational pilot and University of Washington librarian who was born Robert Dayton in , served in the U.
Dayton underwent gender reassignment surgery in and adopted the name Barbara;  [ self-published source? The FBI has never commented publicly on Dayton, who died in His military experience included advanced jump training and wilderness survival.
After retiring from military service in , he worked as an ROTC instructor, taught military law at Weber State University in Ogden , Utah , and hosted a radio talk show in Salt Lake City which featured discussions about the paranormal.
Gossett was widely known to be obsessed with the Cooper hijacking. He amassed a voluminous collection of Cooper-related news articles, and told one of his wives that he knew enough about the case to "write the epitaph for D.
Late in his life he reportedly told three of his sons, a retired Utah judge, and a friend in the Salt Lake City public defender 's office that he had committed the hijacking. According to Galen Cook, a lawyer who has collected information related to Gossett for years, Gossett once showed his sons a key to a Vancouver , British Columbia , safe deposit box which, he claimed, contained the long-missing ransom money.
He speculated that Gossett gambled the money away in Las Vegas. In , Gossett changed his name to "Wolfgang" and became a Roman Catholic priest, which Cook and others interpreted as an effort to disguise his identity.
Cooper" and mailed to three newspapers within days after the hijacking, although there is no evidence that the actual hijacker created or mailed any of the letters.
The FBI has no direct evidence implicating Gossett, and cannot even reliably place him in the Pacific Northwest at the time of the hijacking. Cooper case," said Special Agent Carr, "other than the statements [Gossett] made to someone. Robert Richard Lepsy was a year-old grocery store manager and married father of four from Grayling , Michigan , who disappeared in October His vehicle was found three days later at a local airport, and a man matching Lepsy's description was reportedly seen boarding a flight to Mexico.
Authorities concluded that Lepsy had left voluntarily and closed their investigation. Two years after the Cooper hijacking, family members noted that Lepsy's physical features resembled those in the Cooper composite drawings, and asserted that Cooper's clothing was described as very similar to Lepsy's grocery store uniform. Lepsy was declared legally dead in Although his name continues to crop up in Cooper articles and documentaries, no substantial evidence implicates him, and the FBI no longer considers him a suspect.
Theodore E. Mayfield was a Special Forces veteran, pilot, competitive skydiver, and skydiving instructor who served time in for negligent homicide after two of his students died when their parachutes failed to open.
His criminal record also included armed robbery and transportation of stolen aircraft. He was ruled out, based partly on the fact that he called Himmelsbach less than two hours after Flight landed in Reno to volunteer advice on standard skydiving practices and possible landing zones. In , two amateur researchers named Daniel Dvorak and Matthew Myers proposed Mayfield as a suspect once again, asserting that they had assembled a convincing circumstantial case.
Dvorak and Myers called any inference of collusion a "blatant lie". McCoy — was an Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, first as a demolition expert, and later, with the Green Berets as a helicopter pilot. On April 7, , McCoy staged the best-known of the so-called "copycat" hijackings see below. In their book, D. They cited obvious similarities in the two hijackings, claims by McCoy's family that the tie and mother-of-pearl tie clip left on the plane belonged to McCoy, and McCoy's own refusal to admit or deny that he was Cooper.
Cooper at the same time. Although there is no reasonable doubt that McCoy committed the Denver hijacking, the FBI does not consider him a suspect in the Cooper case because of significant mismatches in age and description;  a level of skydiving skill well above that thought to be possessed by the hijacker;  and credible evidence that McCoy was in Las Vegas on the day of the Portland hijacking,  and at home in Utah the day after, having Thanksgiving dinner with his family.
Robert Wesley Rackstraw — July 9, was a retired pilot and ex-convict who served on an army helicopter crew and other units during the Vietnam War. He came to the attention of the Cooper task force in February , after he was arrested in Iran and deported to the U. Several months later, while released on bail , Rackstraw attempted to fake his own death by radioing a false mayday call and telling controllers that he was bailing out of a rented plane over Monterey Bay.
In , Rackstraw re-emerged as a suspect in a History Channel program  and a book. The suit alleges that the FBI suspended active investigation of the Cooper case "in order to undermine the theory that Rackstraw is D.
Cooper so as to prevent embarrassment for the bureau's failure to develop evidence sufficient to prosecute him for the crime. One of the Flight flight attendants reportedly "did not find any similarities" between photos of Rackstraw from the s and her recollection of Cooper's appearance. Cooper, "I told everybody I was the hijacker ," Rackstraw said, before explaining the admission was a stunt. A June article circulated claiming private investigators "decoded" a previously publicly unknown letter on file with the FBI, which purportedly includes a disguised confession.
Rackstraw died on July 9, from a heart condition. Walter R. Reca —  born Walter R. Peca was a Michigan native,  a military veteran and original member of the Michigan Parachute Team.
Cooper to Laurin via a recorded phone call. He also allowed Laurin to tape their phone conversations about the crime over a six-week period in late He also confessed to his niece, Lisa Story. He assumed the man's car had broken down and was walking to get assistance. The man sat next to him and asked if he would be able to give his friend directions if he called him on the phone.
Shortly after that, Osiadacz left for the Grange Hall to play in a band. The man offered to pay for his coffee, and the two amicably parted. He described Osiadacz in detail, recalling that he was wearing western gear and had a guitar case.
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