Was he a ‘homeless disabled vet’ or the sly D.B. Cooper?

By Morgan Krakow; The Washington Post, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Robert W. Rackstraw Sr., the targeted subject in a 2016 History Channel documentary...

‘D.B. Cooper’ Prime Suspect Robert Rackstraw Dies

By Luke Kenton; Daily Mail, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 -- Last year, Thomas J Colbert identified Robert Rackstraw, 75, a military vet with...

Former outlaw featured in TV program dies in San Diego

By Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union Tribune; 7/9/19 He was a high school dropout and U.S. Army paratrooper trained in explosives and psychological operations. In addition, he...

Rackstraw, lead Cooper suspect with Oregon connections, is dead

The Oregonian By Douglas Perry; Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Robert Rackstraw loved adventure. He also embraced danger and confrontation. And for a...

D.B. Cooper: Investigators Claim They’ve Discovered Skyjacker’s Identity

A private team digging into the cold case says they used a “confession” from the 1970s to finger a former CIA operative, now living in San...
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D.B. Cooper Mystery Appears Cracked; Californian Suspected

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER; By Ryan Parker, August 9, 2018;   CBS News credits a veteran's "fascinating" code-breaking skills for a "remarkable" development. It was one of the most mysterious unsolved crimes ever committed,...
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Hoosier says he broke Cooper’s secret code, then shows us how

INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Article #1; By Tim Evans; August 8, 2018;  Wheatfield, Ind. — It was the incongruous string of numbers in a December 11, 1971 letter that first attracted Rick...

PI Team: Skyjacker’s ‘confession’ unmasked in Army-coded letter

N.Y. DAILY NEWS; By Megan Cerullo; Thursday, June 28, 2018; A team of cold-case investigators claim they’ve decoded a 1972 message by D.B. Cooper — and that it revealed a...

A 6th Cooper note, a decrypted admission and J. Edgar Hoover

SEATTLE PI; By Senior Editor Daniel DeMay; June 29, 2018; Rain fell hard through the dark November sky in 1971 as the Boeing 727 flew low and slow over southwest...

Why the FBI didn’t nail D.B. Cooper

STOCKTON RECORD; By Michael Fitzgerald; Monday, July 02, 2018; In 2016, a jaw-dropping History Channel program made a convincing case that legendary skyjacker D.B. Cooper was a retired University of...