Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche
Apparently back in March there was what looked like a break in the case of D.B. Cooper, the first man to hijack a U.S. flight. He parachuted out of a plane over Washington state in November 1971, and has never been seen since. Experts generally think he did not survive the descent. But the case is still open, and back in March something occurred that looked juicy but turned out to be a dead end, according to Wikipedia:
‘As recently as March 2008, the FBI thought it might have had one of the biggest breakthroughs in the case when children unearthed a parachute within the bounds of Cooper’s probable jump site near the town of Amboy, Washington. Experts later revealed that it did not belong to the hijacker.’
Bummer. Cold case still cold.
Image: FBI composite drawing, also from Wikipedia.