On Tuesday, the FBI announced that they have stopped actively investigating the case of D.B. Cooper, the unidentified sky pirate who jumped out of a hijacked passenger jet with $200,000 in 1971. So, hey, if you’ve been waiting to make a Facebook page, now’s the time, D.B., my dude!
According to the NY Daily News, the bureau says they have reassigned the lone agent working on the case “to other mysteries within the federal agency,” essentially sending that person to check out more promising X-Files. From the Associated Press:
The FBI has investigated since a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 over the Northwest on Nov. 24, 1971. He later jumped out the back of the plane wearing a business suit and a parachute after receiving $200,000 in ransom money.
No sign of Cooper has emerged, though bundles of his cash, matched by serial numbers, were found in 1980.
The FBI says it has conducted searches, collected all available evidence and interviewed all identified witnesses. It says it’s chased an immense number of tips but none have resulted in identifying the hijacker.
“Although the FBI will no longer actively investigate this case, should specific physical evidence emerge—related specifically to the parachutes or the money taken by the hijacker—individuals with those materials are asked to contact their local FBI field office,” said the bureau in a statement.