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Did Tom Colbert and his team find DB Cooper?

Yes
4 (13.3%)
No
22 (73.3%)
Maybe
4 (13.3%)

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Voting closed: August 16, 2016, 09:10:22 AM

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Offline Bruce A. Smith

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Re: DB Cooper Case Closed? & Other Productions
« Reply #75 on: July 09, 2016, 11:13:18 PM »
Colbert's Cold Case Team

It is certainly an impressive line-up.

Leaders:
Thomas J Colbert and James “ Jim” Forbes

The Cold Case members:

FBI

1. Jack Trimarco, FBI, LA,                                   polygraph
2. Ron Hilley, FBI, San Francisco,                        polygraph
3. Ken Dirk, FBI, LA,                                          undercover
4. Trent Johnson, FBI, Newport Beach, CA,          undercover
5. Richard Smith, FBI, SF

Others on primary team:   

1. John Bocciolatt, Portland, Oregon
2. Jack Immendorf, SF
3. Erik Kleinsmith, VP, American Military University, Mananas, VA
4. Doug Fogg, COO, Sorenson Forensics, Salt Lake City, Utah
5. Professor Thomas P Muriello, police forensics, Laurel, Maryland
6. Dr. Kris Mohandie, clinical and forensics psychologist, Pasadena, CA
7. Linton A Mohammed, forensic document examiner, SF
8. Christopher Freeze, forensic investigator, Martinez, CA
9. Shannon Van Zant, forensic court archivist, Calaveras County, CA
10. Frank Doyle, FBI, trainer and consultant, San Ramon, CA


Consultants – Federal Agencies

1. Assistant Director, FBI, William Baker, retired, LA, CA
2. Dr. James T Reese, PhD., FBI, Supervisor, profiler, Williamsburg, VA
3. Special Agent Patrick J Webb, FBI, retired, SF
4. Special Agent Stockton Buck, FBI, retired, SF
5. Special Agent, Donald “Max” Noel, FBI, retired, SF
6. Special Agent, Thomas R Kinberg, FBI, retired, Stockton, CA
7. US Attorney, Joseph Russoniello, retired, SF
8. US Attorney Robert C Bonner, retired, LA
9. Assistant Director, CIA, Mark Lowenthall, Arlington, VA
10. US Army: LTC Ken Overturf, retired, Colorado Springs, CO
11. US Customs: Field Operations Director, Richard Vigna, retired, SF
12. US Coast Guard, Exec PAO, Dan Dewell, Alameda CA, 11th District
13. US Marshall, Johnny “Mack” Brown, retired, Greenville County, SC
14. Chief Superintendent of Police, RCMP, Jamie Graham, retired, Vancouver, BC



Consultants – State Agencies
1. Sate Investigator, Ron Sterrat, Phoenix, Arizona
2. State Investigator, Shannen L Rossmiller, Helena, Montana
3. State special Agent, John Campbell, SLED, Travelers West, SC
4. State Instructor, Frank Cowan, retired, Santa Rosa, CA


Consultants – Local Agencies

1. Judge, F. Clark Sueyes, retired, Stockton, CA
2. Detective Dan Horan, retired, LA (LAPD?)
3. Detective Jack Ballentine, retired, Phoenix, Arizona
4. Detective Emil “Bud” Bladow, retired, Portland Oregon
5. Liaison Officer, James Zimmerman, retired, Niles, Illinois
6. Supervising Forensic Scientist, Geoff Bruton, VCSD, Ventura County, CA
7. Officer Bill Tyler, Denver PD, Denver, Colorado


Legal Associates

1. Jeffrey Renz, law professor, Missoula, Montana
2. National Security Attorney, Mark Zaid, Washington, DC
3. E and O Attorney, Manager, Michael London, Beverly Hills, CA
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« Reply #76 on: July 09, 2016, 11:14:07 PM »
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Bruce, that comment wasn't remotely funny >:( >:( >:(

Post removed!

What was the comment? I don't remember posting anything that was trying to be funny, remotely or otherwise, that I recall.

about Vicki's father....
 

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« Reply #77 on: July 09, 2016, 11:26:40 PM »
Oh. Okay.

I thought I was just drawing an obvious association to the suspect now being called "The Last Master Outlaw," and subject of a new book and the upcoming HC docu.

If it was offensive, I am glad you've removed it. I'll seek further counsel to find a more appropriate way of discussing the matter.
 

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« Reply #78 on: July 09, 2016, 11:27:41 PM »
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Case Closed Update
Here's the book:

The Last Master Outlaw
How he outfoxed the FBI Six Times, but not a Cold Case Team

by Thomas J Colbert and Tom Szollosi
(Blurb at Amazon:)

“D. B. Cooper” Is Alive and Well

In 1971, a skyjacker with a briefcase bomb demanded a $200,000 ransom and a parachute. Then he vanished out the jet’s back door and became an instant legend.

Now a determined citizen sleuth has assembled a forty-member cold case team, spearheaded by former FBI agents, to solve the mystery of D. B. Cooper. And after a five-year quest, they believe they have succeeded—with a fugitive at trail’s end.

The team’s relentless investigation and final confrontation with the mystery man serve as the bookends in The Last Master Outlaw. The suspect’s astonishing life story as a daredevil fills the remaining chapters, the bulk of which comes from the heartwarming, gut-wrenching accounts of six of his women—two former wives, his only sister, a befriended college coed, and a “getaway gal” he met up with during two more FBI escapes, both again involving planes, and a Hollywood producer who became his cocaine-trade partner.

Buckle your seatbelts as this Jekyll-and-Hyde ladies’ man travels through five countries, utilizing more than a dozen identities, wigs, and fake mustaches while engaging in a half-dozen careers and raising three families. Then be a witness as the cornered chameleon is forced to face the truth in front of the cameras of a dogged cold case team, armed and ready for any eventuality.

That abstract does not describe the life history of the individual I have discussed here who currently resides in the Southern Interior of BC.  From this, I do not believe they will be introducing my find to the world.
 

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« Reply #79 on: July 09, 2016, 11:32:14 PM »
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That abstract does not describe the life history of the individual I have discussed here who currently resides in the Southern Interior of BC.  From this, I do not believe they will be introducing my find to the world.

I guess we all have to wait and see what the boys have? I'm pretty sure we will be around for some time to come  O0
 

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« Reply #80 on: July 09, 2016, 11:43:17 PM »
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That abstract does not describe the life history of the individual I have discussed here who currently resides in the Southern Interior of BC.  From this, I do not believe they will be introducing my find to the world.

I guess we all have to wait and see what the boys have? I'm pretty sure we will be around for some time to come  O0

I was hoping I could download Tom Colbert's book on Amazon now, but it looks like it won't be available until July 12.  Bummer.
 

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« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2016, 11:50:14 PM »
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Case Closed Update
Here's the book:

The Last Master Outlaw
How he outfoxed the FBI Six Times, but not a Cold Case Team

by Thomas J Colbert and Tom Szollosi
(Blurb at Amazon:)

“D. B. Cooper” Is Alive and Well

In 1971, a skyjacker with a briefcase bomb demanded a $200,000 ransom and a parachute. Then he vanished out the jet’s back door and became an instant legend.

Now a determined citizen sleuth has assembled a forty-member cold case team, spearheaded by former FBI agents, to solve the mystery of D. B. Cooper. And after a five-year quest, they believe they have succeeded—with a fugitive at trail’s end.

The team’s relentless investigation and final confrontation with the mystery man serve as the bookends in The Last Master Outlaw. The suspect’s astonishing life story as a daredevil fills the remaining chapters, the bulk of which comes from the heartwarming, gut-wrenching accounts of six of his women—two former wives, his only sister, a befriended college coed, and a “getaway gal” he met up with during two more FBI escapes, both again involving planes, and a Hollywood producer who became his cocaine-trade partner.

Buckle your seatbelts as this Jekyll-and-Hyde ladies’ man travels through five countries, utilizing more than a dozen identities, wigs, and fake mustaches while engaging in a half-dozen careers and raising three families. Then be a witness as the cornered chameleon is forced to face the truth in front of the cameras of a dogged cold case team, armed and ready for any eventuality.

Nothing I could say would be large enough. Or small enough.

I think its best to say nothing.

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« Reply #82 on: July 10, 2016, 04:27:04 AM »
I gotta tip m' hat to Colbert for his exquisite roll-out of the book and show, replete with a full website with tons o' stuff. Very impressive, and all coordinated oh, so well. Makes GG and Marla look like minor leaguers. Colbert shows us how the game is played in the major leagues.

Now the essential questions is: whaddyagot?

Reading the tea leaves, it seems that Colbert and Crew have cornered their suspect and put a camera in front of him. But do we have an arrest? Nope. Does that mean we're missing a confession? If so, is it legit, or just Number 923 on the Hit Parade of Cooper Confessees?

Either way, I've got another chapter to write for The 3rd Edition: either we have the biggest Doubling Down Gambit in Cooper History to convince the world that this Super-Dooper Lover Boy with Three Families is Danny Boy, or the Cold Case Team joins the Citizen Sleuths as a FBI auxiliary, and launches a new way of conducting criminal investigations.
 

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« Reply #83 on: July 10, 2016, 04:34:26 AM »
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That abstract does not describe the life history of the individual I have discussed here who currently resides in the Southern Interior of BC.  From this, I do not believe they will be introducing my find to the world.


Prospector, I hate to tell ya, but I think you're gonna have to take a seat behind a few people:

1. Sailshaw and Petey
2. Galen and Wolfie
3. Ron and Pat, and Barb
4. Bobby B and Kenny
5. Marla and Uncle LD
6. Jo and Duane/John C Collins
7. Bradley Collins and Jumping Jack Collins
8. Nimi Wrecks and Dick Lepsey
9. Half of the 5th Special Forces and Ted Braden
 

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« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2016, 04:36:48 AM »
By the way, Prospector, where in BC are you? I have an ex in Lund.
 

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« Reply #85 on: July 10, 2016, 09:23:52 AM »
I started a poll on this thread whether or not they found Cooper. cast your vote so we can see where the forum stands with the upcoming show...
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« Reply #86 on: July 10, 2016, 11:02:52 AM »
I voted no. I'd love to be wrong, but I gotta see something of substance before I vote "maybe". I'd have to see a lot to vote "yes".
 

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« Reply #87 on: July 10, 2016, 01:45:58 PM »
Where's the poll?

I'd guess "No," until I see the show.  But having a former Assist Director of the FBI and a former Assistant Director of the CIA on one's Cold Case Team is surely a recipe for sophisticated cover-up. More to my point - was anyone like me on the Cold Case Team? I don't see anyone. It's just a collection of good ole boys from the Bureau, and they're the ones who lost evidence, rigged the National Crime Lab, and let Lover Boy escape six times. My question, or skepticism at this point is: was Colbert scammed by folks who want to put out a really slick cover story on Coop?

A simple test: How many of the 40 guys on the Cold Case Team read my book? I bet "Zero," since even Colbert didn't know I had written one until a few weeks ago.

Along those lines, how many read GG's Skyjack? Calame and Rhodes? Or even Ron and Pat?

Plus, Colbert had a bunch of FBI from LA on the CCT, and he's asking me if Calame is still alive, when the last lead I had on him was his daughter in So Cal? These guys can't even find their own? Hmmm.
 

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« Reply #88 on: July 10, 2016, 01:51:42 PM »
Sailshaw just reminded me in an email that the FBI is running a really big risk with Tom Colbert. Suppose this show turns out to be a joke - the FBI is gonna look really bad.

Talk about a Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight. Whew.
 

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« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2016, 02:59:03 PM »
dna and finger prints!   :)) C:-)

Infotainment vs Indictment!