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Lead Discovered in 50-Year-Old DB Cooper Case

Almost 50 years after D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane before disappearing with $200,000 in ransom, scientists may have come up with a lead in the case.

According to a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers have discovered small amounts of algae on some of the money found buried along the shore of the Columbia River in 1980. By examining it, they’ve determined the money was buried months after the November 1971 hijacking, according to the study.

Law enforcement’s inability to track down Cooper has led many to believe he died after parachuting from the plane. However, the new information seems to indicate he survived the jump.

What’s your theory on the fate of D.B. Cooper? Why are people so fascinated with this case?


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