The D.B. Cooper Hijacking Mystery May Be One Step Closer To Being Solved

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40 years after D.B. Cooper hijacked a commercial airliner and parachuted out the rear door holding $200,000 in ransom money, a woman claiming to be his niece has stepped forward to solve the crime.The only unsolved hijacking in U.S. history the D.B. Cooper case has haunted generations of law enforcement officials — it’s been active for four decades and despite occasional developments this is the first concrete lead offered investigators in years

According to ABC, Marla Cooper

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approached authorities claiming to be the hijackers niece. She says she was eight-years-old when she saw two of her uncles “planning something very mischievous” and “using expensive walkie-talkies” the day before the crime occurred.Though Cooper got away, it’s believed he lost the loot.

Part of the cache was found by a boy on the banks of the Columbia River in 1981, and authorities believe Cooper lost the rest as he came crashing down by parachute in the storm.

Marla Cooper offered a guitar strap and a Polaroid of a man resembling Cooper to the FBI who are investigating.

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