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
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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