DBCooper.com documents the secret five-year investigation (2011-2016) surrounding Robert W. Rackstraw, a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran, four-time felon, and former hijackinging suspect that many believe was wrongly cleared.
The private, 40-member cold case team — 12 being former FBI — has methodically tracked Rackstraw’s trail through five countries (including 21 American states), where he utilized 21 identities while engaging in six careers and raising three families. And in between, he escaped not once, but three times by plane and once by river.
More than 100 pieces of evidence, including forensics and testimony from estranged relatives, all point back at Rackstraw. But the 1971 D.B. Cooper file was closed the week before the team was to present its materials to the FBI — which stated, after more than four decades, it feared such a circumstantial case.
Through the courts, the news media, and the release of the investigative book, The Last Master Outlaw, the Bureau is now being pressured to reconsider its controversial action.
The cold case team was assembled by former media exec and police trainer Tom Colbert and his wife, Dawna — a hero in one of his crime stories. This is Tom’s 21st true tale for the big and small screens. For more on his career and coming projects, please go to www.TJCConsulting.biz.