Category Archives: DB Cooper

DB Cooper – An Interview with former case agent, Larry Carr

By Bruce A. Smith Larry Carr was the DB Cooper case agent from 2007-2010, and is perhaps the best-known case agent in the history of Norjak – the FBI’s designation for the Cooper investigation. During his tenure, Carr was instrumental … Continue reading

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Recent post is postponed

By Bruce A. Smith Regarding the recent post that has been postponed, it refers to a recent book review that I posted here at the Mountain News. The folks at Principia Publishing would like me to publicly admit that I … Continue reading

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DB Cooper and me are swimming upstream at Amazon

Bruce A. Smith A favor; a request to you all. I need some help sorting out the confusion at Amazon concerning my new books – DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, 3rd … Continue reading

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Hundreds Gather in Cooper Country to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary

By Bruce A. Smith This conference was the best one, yet. CooperCon 2021 was held this past weekend in Vancouver, Washington, and over 200 people attended the festivities. This year’s Thanksgiving Eve, November 24, is the 50th Anniversary date of … Continue reading

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DB Cooper and the FBI – 3rd Edition – now available

By Bruce A. Smith I am pleased to announce that the 3rd Edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking has been published. It is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and … Continue reading

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DB Cooper World prepares for the 50th Anniversary of this iconic skyjacking

By Bruce A. Smith The legendary DB Cooper- the personage responsible for the only unsolved skyjacking in the history of the United States – will be celebrated and his exploits assessed at the CooperCon 21 to be held November 20-21 … Continue reading

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Remembering Jo Weber

by Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note: Iconic DB Cooper researcher Jo Weber has died. Full details of her passing are unknown at this time, but she had entered a long-term healthcare facility in Pensacola, Florida in 2020. Nevertheless, Jo was … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – FBI documentation on the parachutes gets another review

By Bruce A. Smith I’m developing a timeline to better understand what the FBI knew about the parachutes and when they knew it. Much of the following information comes through the hard work and courtesy of DB Cooper researcher “Fly … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Assessing the FBI’s 45-Year Investigation, an Update

By Bruce A. Smith The FBI is arguably the world’s best investigatory organization, but they couldn’t solve the DB Cooper case. Why not? I asked former SA Gary Tallis that question at the 2011 Symposium and his reply surprised me: … Continue reading

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CooperCon 2021 to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the DB Cooper Skyjacking in Grand Style

By Bruce A. Smith The 50th Anniversary of DB Cooper’s historic skyjacking will be celebrated November 19-21 – the weekend before Thanksgiving – in Vancouver, WA, promoter and preeminent researcher Eric Ulis announced last week. The event will be held … Continue reading

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