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 July 11, 1995, the remains of a female victim were discovered in East Caln Township in Chester County Pennsylvania. The victim is believed to have been 17 to 25 years of age at the time of death. Authorities believe that the estimated date of death is 3-7 days prior to discovery. Cause of death was homicidal violence.
On December 16, 1988, the remains of a female victim were discovered in the town Rising Fawn in Dade County, Georgia. The victim is believed to have been 16 to 25 years of age at the time of death. Authorities say she was sexually abused before her death. Cause of death was determined to be homicide, likely strangulation.
Shannon Paulk was 11 years old when she disappeared from her trailer park in Prattville, Ala., on August 16, 2001. For two hopeful months, Shannon’s family and friends clung to the possibility that the young girl may be found alive. But that hope was shattered when rabbit hunters discovered Shannon’s body in a forest 17 miles north of town. More than a decade later, the case remains unsolved.