Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, January 08, 2018

A 40-member cold-case team led by documentary filmmaker Tom Colbert and his wife, Dawna, believe they've cracked a code that reveals the bandit's true identity. The FBI abandoned the case last year, citing a lack of credible leads. The FBI abandoned the case last year, citing a lack of credible leads. But a letter believed to have been written by Cooper and sent to news outlets after the skyjacking has led Colbert's team back to a likely suspect -- Vietnam War veteran Robert W. Rackstraw, who was investigated by the FBI in the late 1970s. Colbert insists that the FBI refuses to pursue Rackstraw again because it would have to admit that amateur sleuths had cracked a case the bureau couldn't, Oregon Live reported. "It's not that they're concerned about a circumstantial case," Colbert told Oregon Live. "This is obviously about embarrassment and shame."




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The letter, which went to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times and The Washington Post, contains strings of letters and numbers at the bottom of the page.

Rick Sherwood, a former member of the Army Security Agency -- which deciphers signals -- and a member of Colbert's team, has linked the codes to three "masked" Army units Rackstraw was a part of during his service.


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This particular theory has a long and tangled history, much like Rackstraw himself....


It could be true, I guess, but it's at least as likely that this Hollywood producer that is already so invested in this has offered the Army witness the same kind of money he offered Rackstraw to fess up... for a piece of the book and tv sales deals.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 11:14 PM | Reply

The untold ending of D.B. Cooper ... 2.bp.blogspot.com

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-06 07:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yeah right and I'm a sexy hot chick too.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-08 08:05 PM | Reply

DB Cooper was Steve Reynalds an FBI agent sponsored by Pete McSweeten a detective on the case. It was the perfect cover.

At least that's what they found on on the episode of "Leverage" and why would they have lied to me?

#4 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-01-08 09:09 PM | Reply

Don't sell yourself short Laura I'm sure you are sexy and hot to someone.

#5 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-01-08 09:11 PM | Reply

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