In a world where so much information is constantly at our fingertips, one legendary crime will most likely forever remain a mystery. According to Reuters, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has officially closed the unsolved case of a 1971 plane hijacking, known as the D.B. Cooper case.
In case you are unfamiliar with what happened, a man who called himself Dan Cooper hijacked a plane by claiming to have a bomb, scored $200,000 in exchange for freeing some passengers, and then parachuted off of the plane and disappeared forever with his cash. Yup, that happened. Oh yeah, and $200,000 back then is more than $1 million in today's money.
Now, decades after the greatest skyjacking of all time, the FBI still has not locked down the mastermind behind it. And it looks like they never will. According to CNN, Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya, Jr. said that "We have arrived at our conclusion today that it was just time to close the case because there isn't anything new out there. There's a lot that goes into that decision but really it was just time."
Now that the case is closed, the FBI says that the evidence collected over the years will now be preserved for historical purposes at the bureau's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Evidence includes a piece of suspect Dan Cooper's tie and a rotting package of $5,800 in $20 bills that matched the serial numbers of the ransom money. Pieces of parachute debris were also found and are being preserved to showcase one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in United States history.
Maybe it’s time to call in Nancy Drew?