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  • New Lead In D.B. Cooper Case

    The F.B.I. says it has a credible new lead in the near-mythical skyjacking case of D.B. Cooper. The lead reportedly involves a “helpful person of interest” and DNA evidence from a tie-clip and cigarette butts, possibly involving a suspect who has been dead for 10 years.. Cooper commandeered a Northwest Airlines flight in 1971 by handing a stewardess a note that said he had a bomb. After collecting $200,000 in ransom, the man who gave his name as Dan Cooper parachuted out of the passenger plane in mid-flight, never to be seen again. This seems like a good opportunity to bust out some vintage “Unsolved Mysteries.”