Saturday, October 27, 2007

FBI and D.B. Cooper

Since New York Magazine broke the name of our suspect, Kenneth P. Christiansen, in the infamous D.B. Cooper saga, the FBI reactivated the 36 year-old case. However, they say that our suspect, Christiansen, is not D.B. Cooper.

The FBI is convinced that "Cooper" failed to open his parachute when he jumped, so they automatically eliminate anyone who was alive after November 24, 1971. They have no evidence of the parachutist's death, since no body, or red and yellow parachute has ever been found.

Our suspect, Kenneth Christiansen, was trained by the Army to jump with 90 pounds of equipment strapped to his body. Twenty-one pounds of cash would have been easy for him. Also, many skydivers acknowledge that an experienced paratrooper or skydiver would know what to expect on a jump like that, and could easily survive it.

They do suspect that Cooper was from the Seattle area. Christiansen lived in Bonnie Lake, Washington, a Seattle suburb.

They say, though, that Cooper apparently didn't know that much about flying planes. So? How many flight attendants and mechanics do? Christiansen worked as both for Northwest Airlines. At least he knew enough to instruct the pilot to fly the plane lower and slower than usual.

When Lyle Christiansen first suspected his brother and went to the FBI he didn't give them any evidence. He even tried to hide his brother's name from them, and his story was just one among many hundreds that they received. To this day, they've obtained NO evidence directly from Christiansen. At Sherlock Investigations we've gathered lots of evidence, including DNA and Christiansen's thumbprint.

Most importantly, the FBI maintains that Cooper was 6 feet tall and weighed 175 to 180 pounds, had brown eyes, and a tan or swarthy complexion. Kenneth Christiansen was 5'10 in shoes, and according to his driver's license, 170 pounds. (Many people lie on their driver's license applications, so he could have been a few pounds heavier.) He also had hazel eyes. Many people confuse brown eyes with hazel eyes. Christiansen also loved the sun, and spent as much time in tropical places and beaches as he could.

At their request, we provided the FBI with DNA from Kenneth Christiansen and his brother. Only when the FBI conclusively eliminates him based on that evidence will it prove that Christiansen wasn't Cooper. Meanwhile, he is the leading suspect, and to reject him as a suspect because the FBI didn't bother to obtain a copy of his driver's license is negligent.

The truth is, the FBI hasn't a clue who D.B. Cooper was, so they like to say that he died when he parachuted from that plane.

We'll wait for the DNA results.


Anonymous said...

Yep, the FBI hasn't a real clue who Cooper is. Not even sure the dead skin cells on the tie clip is adequate DNA for a partial sample.

Anonymous said...

You know what else is funny. The F.B.I stated they gave him 4 chutes,and admitted they wondered why he asked for 4 chutes.They wondered if he was gonna make the pilot,and the others jump also.Then they stated they gave him 1 trainer chute, which was sewn shut. Meaning they knew 1 of the crew members for sure would die,or D.B, if they all had to jump, making it easier to find the dead bodies. My guess is all the chutes were rigged not to open and the F.B.I knows that.That's why they are so certain he died and won't look at other suspects after 1971. Hmmmmmmmmm? All this time they have known it all along I believe.