In the December 5th, 2010 edition of this newsletter, I wrote a Plus Edition article entitled, "(+) Who Was D.B. Cooper?" That article is still available at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=13327. I described a 39-year-old mystery that had baffled the FBI. Now that mystery may be solved.
On December 5th, 2010, I wrote:
Genealogists are experts at identifying deceased people. In fact, the same skills often work well at finding living people as well. Many genealogists find employment that involves locating missing heirs, finding criminals, or what is called "skip tracing:" finding people who skipped out of town with no known forwarding address. The ultimate challenge, however, would be to find D.B. Cooper. After all, the FBI has been looking for him for 39 years. Nobody even knows if he is dead or alive. Can you find him?
Very little was known about D.B. Cooper. However, the FBI released several new documents a few years ago that offer just a bit more information about this mysterious hijacker. It is theoretically possible that a skilled genealogist, using today's computer databases, might be able to figure out who this man was.
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