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After Hours AM / Criminal Code The D. B. Cooper Case with Tom Kaye

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Welcome to a brand new weekly True Crime show as After Hours AM joins forces with The Criminal Code, with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole! On tonight’s inaugural episode, we dive headlong into new developments in the notorious D.B. Cooper skyjacking case with researcher and scientist Tom Kaye, who was recently featured on Travel Channel’s EXPEDITION UNKNOWN with tantalizing new forensic evidence 45 years after the crime. We will speak with Tom in hour 2. Hour 1. Joel, Eric, and Clarissa will review and analyze the week’s hot True Crime news and banter amiably. D.B. Cooper Case On November 24, 1971, a man in his 40s wearing a dark a business suit identifying himself as “Dan Cooper” bought a ticket on a Northwest Orient flight from Portland to Seattle. Just after takeoff he handed a note to the flight attendant claiming he had a bomb in his briefcase and demanding $200,000 in cash, four parachutes, and a second plane to Mexico City once the plane landed in Seattle. On the ground in Seattle he released the other passengers, stayed on the plane and instructed that he be flown at low altitude and slow speed to Mexico. In the vicinity of Reno, Nevada, he parachuted out the back of the plane to an uncertain fate. It is the only unsolved skyjacking in U.S. history. Some of the money was found by a boy digging in sand along the Columbia River north of Portland in 1980, but the FBI closed its investigation of the case in July of 2016, in essence throwing in the towel. Tom Kaye - D.B. Cooper caseAccording to investigator and scientist Tom Kaye of Citizen Sleuths, in the entire Cooper case, there are only two real pieces ofD.B. Cooper Tie useful physical evidence currently available: the black tie and the ransom money found on the Columbia River. While the money points to what happened after Cooper jumped, it is only the tie th