On the night before Thanksgiving, in 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper (later reported to be "D.B. Cooper") hijacked a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Seattle. The airplane landed in Seattle, where the passengers got off never knowing the plane had been hijacked. The hijacker demanded the plane be refueled, got a ransom of $200,000 and four parachutes and had the plane head for Mexico City. Somewhere between Seattle and Reno, Nevada, the hijacker lowered the aft boarding stairs - and jumped out. Never to be seen again.

Who was he? It's been one of the great American mysteries for 44 years. But now, according to the Detroit Free Press, a Michigan author, Ross Richardson, thinks he might know who D.B. Cooper was. Richardson thinks D.B. Cooper might have been a grocery store manager from Grayling named Dick Lepsy.

And I think he might be onto something.


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