Earl Cossey, the sky diving instructor who packed the chutes for hijacker D.B. Cooper just before he jumped off a plane and into mystery, was found murdered in his Washington State home last April. Over a year later, there is still no movement on the case. A look back at Cossey’s murder and his connection to the infamous Cooper.
On November 24, 1971, the eve of Thanksgiving “Dan Cooper” entered into infamy and mystery when he parachuted from the plane he had just hijacked with 21 lbs. of $20 bills and disappeared into the night, forever. This case remains one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century.
In a story that may well have conspiracy theorists buzzing for decades, the suspicious death of a man who is believed to have packed infamous hijacker D.B. Cooper’s parachutes, has been ruled a homicide. Further investigation will reveal, it is hoped, whether this is a strange coincidence, or not.