The Last Big Man Suspected To Be D.B.Cooper Died, The Only One In The United States Who Committed An Unsolved Air Kidnapping

2021-02-02   |   by CusiGO

On January 8 last year, Sheridan Peterson was regarded as one of the main suspects in the Raptor Dan B. Cooper, the only outstanding kidnapping case in American history. The FBI has never arrested Boeing veterans or employees in Seattle. After 45 years of investigation and 1000 suspects, the investigation agency closed the case in 2016. Theories about the identity of the kidnappers are still circulating, but now Peterson’s truth is underground. The 94 year old man is reported to have died of unknown causes in the state of California where he was born. Heritage Network Yeah.

Half a century ago, on November 24, 1971, a man in a suit bought a ticket from Portland to Seattle on Northwest Eastern Airlines in cash. He calls himself D.B. Cooper. In the seat at 18 degrees Celsius, he asked a stewardess for a Bourbon and a 7-Liter bottle. Then he gave her a note that said there was a bomb in his briefcase. Just in case, he opened the cover of the briefcase and left some wires that looked like explosives. According to the FBI, in the next scene, the stewardess brings a letter to the captain, asking him to provide four parachutes and $200000 for a $20 ticket.

D. Cooper allowed northwest East flight 305 to land in Seattle and released 36 passengers in exchange for cash. Then he ordered the captain to fly to Mexico City, but not more than 10000 feet high. His last news was that he parachuted with a bonus to a forest area between Seattle and Reno, Nevada. Investigators never found his body and were unable to identify him. The event inspired books, documentaries, movies and songs.

In 2004, the FBI interviewed Sheridan Peterson when he was 77. He was an amateur skydiver who served in World War II and worked as a technician at Boeing. Witnesses said the suspect was between 35 and 45 years old. Peterson was 44 at the time of the crime. Two agents interrogated Peterson and extracted a DNA sample from him that the FBI never released, although he publicly ruled out other suspects because of the results of these tests. The agency believes D.B. Cooper may have died on the night of the attack.

Eric Ulis, a businessman from Phoenix, has been investigating the case alone for many years. The author of DB Cooper: Sheridan Peterson’s final investigation claims that he “98% of the people” think Peterson is a famous “Paradise kidnapper”. “In fact, the FBI has every reason to doubt me,” Peterson wrote in a 2007 magazine published by the national skydiving Association. “My friends and colleagues agree that I must be d.b.cooper. There are so many cases involved that it can’t be a coincidence. ” In addition, the veteran looks like a sketch of the kidnapper described by witnesses.

Doubts about Peterson did not prevent him from living what he thought was a just life in public. He was a civil rights activist in the 1960s and later moved to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War to help refugees and protest the Tiananmen massacre in 1989.