Tim Evans Indianapolis Star Published 6:55 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 WHEATFIELD, Ind. — It was the incongruous string of numbers in a 1971 letter that first attracted Rick Sherwood. 717171684* “The numbers,” he explained, “just didn’t belong.” And he couldn’t let it go. So, for hours after hour last winter, Sherwood, 70, sat in his man cave trying to puzzle out a solution to one of America’s most enduring pop culture mysteries: Who was the brazen skyjacker that parachuted from a jet with $200,000 in 1971, the fabled outlaw known to the world as D.B. Cooper? Sherwood believes he found the answer that has stumped the FBI for 47 years. He says it was hidden in the 1971 letter and another allegedly written by the hijacker in 1972. Rolling Stone: Team digs into D.B. Cooper mystery, says they’ve got the guy From the RGJ archives: D.B. Cooper’s letter to the Reno Evening Gazette From 2011: A tale of the ’70s – when D.B. Cooper’s plane landed in Reno The Army veteran who worked with codes during the Vietnam War says he reckoned it out in his cedar-lined room surrounded by an antique Rock-Ola jukebox, a leather sofa and a… Read full this story
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