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Woman Claims DB Cooper Was Uncle

Bestselling Learn Guitar on Android! A 48-year-old woman claims that her uncle, L.D. Cooper, was the infamous hijacker of the unsolved 1971 DB Cooper case. Marla Cooper, who was eight at the time of the hijacking, has come forth as the individual who tipped-off law enforcement about the new, promising suspect. Marla told ABC News that she remembers her uncle planning something "mischievous" the day before the crime, playing with expensive walkie-talkies. The day after the crime, Marla recalls her uncle returning to her grandmother's house bloodied and injured — claiming to have been in a car accident and remarking to her father and other uncle, "Their money problems were over." Marla believes her battered uncle was injured while crashing into the Washington wilderness with his parachute after stealing $200,000 dollars from the hijacked plane — much of which he apparently lost during the fall. L.D. Cooper, who was a Korean war vet, although not a paratrooper, is believed to have died of natural causes in 1999. Marla has provided the FBI with a photo of her uncle, looking very similar to eyewitness sketches, as well as a guitar strap the man owned for DNA testing. If the evidence proves conclusive, it will close the only unsolved plane hijacking in U.S. history.
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