The Search for DB Cooper: How We Cracked the Case and Why Some People Don’t Want it Solved


It is a rare occasion when all the puzzle pieces of a criminal investigation fit so cleanly and a decades-old cold case gets solved. In this instance, it just happens to be one of the most notorious criminal cases in commercial aviation history. I was fortunate to have met many of the credible witnesses in this case, I saw a wide range of the physical evidence, and I have had extensive unvarnished conversations with the author and primary key investigators Joe Koenig. I believe beyond any reasonable doubt that Walter Reca was in fact DB Cooper. Mark Twain’s comment that “truth is stranger than fiction” could not have a better application than the life of Walter Reca. The evidence presented speaks for itself. The only thing left is for the intelligence community to review the facts, admit to the facts and declare it “case solved.” The implications here are significant for governments around the globe.