By Bruce A. Smith
The Citizen Sleuths segment of the DB Cooper and the FBI video series is now available for viewing on YouTube. Link is below.
The Citizen Sleuths are a group of private citizens recruited by the FBI in 2009 to assist in the analysis of evidence pertaining to the DB Cooper skyjacking, the only unsolved case of its kind in the United States.
Although the FBI officially closed the case in 2016, the Citizen Sleuths and other researchers are still investigating. In particular, the Travel Channel’s host of the “Expedition Unknown” series, Josh Gates, supplied monies to the Citizen Sleuths to advance their examination of particles found on the tie left behind by DB Cooper. In the January 2017 broadcast of “Expedition Unknown,” these sleuths – in conjunction with McCrone Laboratories – revealed that over 100,000 particles have been discovered, including such rarities as pure titanium, rare earth minerals, and stainless steel.
These discoveries have energized the investigation, and researchers are now combing through the archives of specialized foundries and manufacturing plants, such as Tektronix, that supplied Boeing and its titanium-based Super Sonic Transport with oscilloscopes and monitors that would utilize these kinds of exotic materials.
Is DB Cooper a former Boeing or Tektronix employee? The Plot Thickens, eh Watkins?
This video also examines the other work the Citizen Sleuths performed on the case, such as investigating the ransom money found, and DB Cooper’s getaway flight path.
So watch this video and join in the Hunt for DB Cooper!