The FBI shocked everyone when they revealed this famous case is still open

Feb 26, 2024

For 52 years this case has mystified everyone.

Movies, books, major law enforcement agencies and amateur sleuths have all tried to solve this crime but to no avail. .

But now one top FBI agent just shocked everyone when he admitted this famous case remains open to this day.

It turns out that history’s most notorious skyjacking may actually remain active inside the FBI.

DNA may hold the key to finally solving it

Fifty-two years ago D.B. Cooper jumped out of a plane just south of Seattle, WA with $200,000 and vanished without a trace.

The notorious skyjacking continues to captivate the imaginations of many Americans and amateur detectives, to this day.

There have been no less than 15 movies made about the case, and dozens of books have been written about the mystery.

Now it turns out the FBI may have never given up on the cold case either.

The mysterious hijacking case, still unresolved after 52 years, has now been rekindled by new DNA inquiries, and have prompted comments from an ex-FBI agent who worked on the case.

Recently one of the many amateur detectives investigating the skyjacking pointed out the likelihood of DNA traces on D.B. Cooper’s tie.

If this is correct, the tie could hold great significance in finally solving the identity of the fictitious Cooper.

And given this new momentum to analyze the DNA traces on the tie, the former FBI agent says that the Bureau might examine the tie itself.

In an interview with The U.S. Sun, retired FBI Agent Larry Carr said the Bureau’s investigation into D.B. Cooper remains open, despite the FBI announcing it had officially closed the case in 2016. 

Carr also said he thinks “it’s very much a conceivable possibility” that the FBI will follow up on new leads in the unsolved case.

Especially since the new-found interest in the case sparked by possible DNA evidence from a necktie left behind at the scene of the crime.

Shocking – the media got it wrong

D.B. Cooper, the most famous skyjacker to disappear, took his tie off on Thanksgiving Eve, 1971.

This was just before he parachuted out of a Northwest Orient Airlines plane in the air somewhere south of Seattle. 

The case has captivated the American people for more than 50 years and now amateur citizen sleuth Eric Ulis believes there are enough clues on that tie to finally clear up the mystery of the skyjacker’s true identity once and for all.

On November 24, 1971, D.B. Cooper paid $18.52 in cash for a one-way ticket to Portland.

He then boarded Northwest Orient Flight 305 without offering any identification as there were no such requirements at the time.

Notably, he called himself Dan, but the mainstream media misreported his name as D.B. and it stuck.

Holding just a briefcase and a paper bag, Cooper passed a note to a flight attendant who was seated behind him halfway through the flight.

He then whispered to her that she had better look at the note because he had a bomb. 

Cooper then opened his briefcase to reveal what appeared to be a bomb and then made his demands for $200,000, multiple parachutes, and a refueling truck waiting for him in Seattle so he could take off again, allegedly bound for Mexico City.

After Cooper’s demands were met, the scheduled 30-minute flight turned into a two-hour loop over the Puget Sound while ground crews prepared for him. 

Cooper released the airliner’s 35 passengers and some crew members, then dictated the flight path and aircraft configuration he wanted to the remaining crew.

Cooper went so far as to demand specific speeds, flap angles, and more. 

Once these negotiations were complete, Cooper and the four remaining crew members took off, supposedly headed to Mexico City.

But then, somewhere still in the air over Washington, Cooper opened the rear staircase and parachuted from the plane.

The exact location and timing of Cooper’s jump remains unknown. 

Searches immediately following the skyjacking resulted in no evidence, and through the years, experts have not been able to pinpoint an exact search area.

But there was one thing we know for sure — D.B. Cooper left his tie behind on seat 18-E of the plane.

Now Ulis is pushing for a DNA analysis of the tie using modern equipment and has been fighting with the FBI to either test it or release it so he can get it tested.

He has even sued the government for access to the tie. 

Read All About It will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story. 

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