By Bruce A. Smith
Sgt Cindi West told the Mountain News on Tuesday that the family of Earl Cossey intends to raise the amount of reward offered for the Good Samaritan who returned Coss’ driver’s license and other personal items to come forward. Continue reading
Editors Note: Mount Rainier National Park has released the following announcement to explain the local impacts of the federal budget cut-backs known as “sequestration.” Continue reading
The Mountain News received this announcement today from the King County Sheriff’s Department. They are seeking the good Samaritan who anonymously returned Cossey’s driver’s licence, credit cards and a casino chit and offering them a $500 reward. In addition, $1,000 is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest. Continue reading
The Mountain News has just received the following press release from Sgt. Cindi West, the PIO of the King County Sheriff’s Department. It concerns a new lead in the murder of Earl Cossey, one of the principal architects of the FBI’s perspective on the sky diving skills of DB Cooper. Continue reading
The Mountain News has received the following request from the WSP, asking for witnesses to a recent crash on SR 410. Continue reading
By Bruce A. Smith
The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book: Sky Thief – A Report on the DB Cooper Hijacking.
Earl Cossey, the controversial rigger and long-time consultant to the FBI on the parachutes used in the DB Cooper skyjacking, was murdered on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
His body was found three days later by his daughter in his home in Woodinville, Washington. Officials with the King County Sheriff’s Department said that Coss last had contact with his family on Monday, April 22, when he went to a movie with a family member.
The looming question in Cooper World is whether Coss was killed because his credibility had crumbled in the past few years due to the controversy over his claim of ownership of the parachutes used by DB Cooper, and serious challenges to his analysis that Cooper was an inexperienced skydiver who died in his jump. Continue reading
by Bruce A. Smith
The murder of Earl Jay Cossey, aged 71, has been confirmed today by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
They also announced that the cause of death was blunt force to the head, and that the murder occurred on Tuesday, April 23, several days before the body was found by Cossey’s daughter on Friday, April 26. Police say that Cossey last had contact with his family on Monday, April 22, when he went to a movie with a family member. Continue reading