DNA No Match, DB Cooper Still a Mystery
Testing turns up no link between new suspect, Cooper's tie
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2011 4:57 AM CDT
This undated photo provided by Marla Cooper shows her late uncle, Lynn Doyle Cooper, whom she believes was DB Cooper.   (AP Photo/Courtesy Marla Cooper)

(Newser) – DNA testing has failed to establish a link between a new suspect in the DB Cooper case and the man who vanished after hijacking a plane 40 years ago, the FBI says. DNA from family members of the suspect, who died 10 years ago, failed to match any of the strands of DNA from three different people found on a necktie believed to have been worn by the hijacker, reports the AP.

The FBI says it hasn't ruled out the new suspect, however, as there is no proof that any of the DNA on the tie belonged to the hijacker, Reuters notes. "There are some questions about the tie itself," said a special agent. "Was it a used tie, a borrowed tie?" Investigators are working with the suspect's family members to obtain fingerprints to compare to those left behind after the man known as DB Cooper parachuted from a plane with $200,000 in cash.

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Chitrix
Aug 9, 2011 8:07 AM CDT
Here is something to consider Everyone screaming about Gov waste D B Cooper Jimmy Hoffa How many other "cold cases" where we know the criminal is dead is the Gov still wasting money on? The last time they stirred the Hoffa story they destroyed a horse barn in Michigan not to mention all the man hours as well as other cost on removing buildings and having the earth dug up and rested Hoffa was ground into burger decades ago and if your family purchased burger you probably ate his old a$$ for dinner in a plate of spaghetti and meatballs Cooper? He died in the jump decades ago and that was the last you will ever know of it If they dont have real investigations for all theses agents then fire them and let them get jobs as a security guard or pat people down at airports Screw 30 years old crap with no end
HMunster
Aug 9, 2011 5:51 AM CDT
I TOLD you I wasn't dead... Greetings from South America, boys...