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LA Times on new D.B. Cooper investigator

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 21, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
April 21, 2008 3:28 pm

SEATTLE — After a search that has lasted more than 36 years, all of the evidence in the case of the legendary outlaw known as D.B. Cooper fits easily into an inconspicuous box, carried comfortably under the arm of FBI agent Larry Carr.

He is the newest in a line of about a dozen agents assigned to the case since 1971, when Cooper hijacked a passenger jet and bailed out over Clark County, Wash., with $200,000 in $20 bills. When the last agent moved on six months ago, Carr requested to take the case.

“How could you not?” he said. “It’s the ultimate mystery.”

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