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Is the mystery of DB Cooper about to be solved?
The FBI today revealed that it believes it has America's most elusive fugitive finally in its sights 40 years after famed hijacker DB Cooper disappeared when he jumped out of a plane over Washington.

Investigators said that they are testing the fingerprints of a new suspect after what they said is the 'most promising' lead to date in its bid to crack America's only unsolved hijacking.
After all this time I take these stories with more than the proverbial grain of salt. First was the break in the case when a lad found a bunch of cash on the Columbia River, then another break in the case when someone found a buried parachute so here's the story (Curious that domestic media outlets are not running with the story)
Details of the original 1971 Hijacking and Investigation at Wikipedia
 

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A couple of TV series over the past years have had episodes dealing with this event, including Numb3rs. It will be interesting to see what happens.
 

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I saw a show, I think on History channel, that cracked the case to my satisfaction. I forget the particulars but all the pieces fit.
 

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I'll speculate on where I think this story could go. In 2007 the FBI announced that they had recovered DNA from a cigarette Cooper smoked on the hijacked flight. I suspect the FBI has a partial hit on that profile in CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) This partial hit leads to a brother, sister, son or a daughter who could lead them to the hijackers true identity.
 

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FBI Investigates if Dead Man Is Suspected Hijacker D.B. Cooper
The FBI is investigating whether a dead man in the U.S. Pacific Northwest is D.B. Cooper, who hijacked a passenger jet in 1971 over Washington state and parachuted with $200,000 in ransom.

FBI agent Fred Gutt said Monday the bureau is following up a "credible" lead in the unsolved case and is focused on a suspect who died more than 10 years ago.
 

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[URL="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/08/fbi-dna-test-did-not-match-db-cooper-suspect]DNA Test Fails to Solve D.B. Cooper Mystery[/URL]
DNA testing has failed to link a new suspect in the D.B. Cooper hijacking to a necktie that he left behind on the plane in 1971, the FBI said Monday.
The investigation continues since they are uncertain of the source of the DNA on the tie. See the link for more.
 
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