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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #240 on: December 01, 2015, 03:18:12 PM »
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Lepsey, LD Cooper, bring em on. ANY publicity about the DB Cooper case is good. Interest will die if the embers are not fanned occasionally.

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Agree. I certainly do not think that Lepsy is Cooper, or for that matter a good suspect. But, I guess it could be that the reason that this case has gone unsolved for so long is because the guy that did it just never has stood out as a suspect.

Keep in mind, our perspective on this is not the FBI's perspective. We have no idea what the FBI's suspect pool was or how suspects were handled/examined etc. The FBI may have had categories of suspects it looked at in several venues. For example, one witness was given tons of photos of suspects from the Eugene OR area - we dont know who any of those people were. Short of the FBI sharing its case history (which is never going to happen) there were probably other suspect areas/pools examined. There were probably foreign suspects examined? The sample of people we rely on is exceedingly small and biased.

 
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #241 on: December 01, 2015, 03:41:17 PM »
Georger wrote: The sample of people we rely on is exceedingly small and biased.

Agree. A Norjack suspect microcosm. And BIAS? OMG yes.

Guilty as charged your honor.  Small sample and,  too often, small minds including my own.  ;)

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #242 on: December 01, 2015, 03:59:51 PM »
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Georger wrote: The sample of people we rely on is exceedingly small and biased.

Agree. A Norjack suspect microcosm. And BIAS? OMG yes.

Guilty as charged your honor.  Small sample and,  too often, small minds including my own.  ;)

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Early in the case something convinced managers to look at people in the Eugene area. I am sure there were pools of a similar nature based on _____ (info only the FBI had/has) ? Portland was canvased. Tacoma was canvased. There were individuals examined (Mayfield and others). Did the CIA and Interpol look at a few people?

Nobody ever asked Larry about the pool of suspects looked at ... that was a missed opportunity. Larry was hoping that exposure would bring something new from the public. It did: Marla, Blevins, etal! I'm not sure that was what Larry was looking for. which may be the understatement of the decade!  :)

Something tell me Flo's idea Cooper might be Latin, was explored. We know nothing about that. What we do know from several accounts is the FBI's search was "massive". But we have no solid details of that? This all should have been examined at DZ back starting in 2008. Instead DZ spent the bulk of its time exploring .... other matters of no consequence whatever and the thread was finally closed.
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I have always been suspicious that the FBI and other investigators came close to finding Cooper, because I believe the search was truly "massive", but he escaped the process, somehow. People escape the process all the time.
 
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #243 on: December 01, 2015, 04:22:23 PM »
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Georger wrote: The sample of people we rely on is exceedingly small and biased.

Agree. A Norjack suspect microcosm. And BIAS? OMG yes.

Guilty as charged your honor.  Small sample and,  too often, small minds including my own.  ;)

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Early in the case something convinced managers to look at people in the Eugene area. I am sure there were pools of a similar nature based on _____ (info only the FBI had/has) ? Portland was canvased. Tacoma was canvased. There were individuals examined (Mayfield and others). Did the CIA and Interpol look at a few people?

Nobody ever asked Larry about the pool of suspects looked at ... that was a missed opportunity. Larry was hoping that exposure would bring something new from the public. It did: Marla, Blevins, etal! I'm not sure that was what Larry was looking for. which may be the understatement of the decade!  :)

Something tell me Flo's idea Cooper might be Latin, was explored. We know nothing about that. What we do know from several accounts is the FBI's search was "massive". But we have no solid details of that? This all should have been examined at DZ back starting in 2008. Instead DZ spent the bulk of its time exploring .... other matters of no consequence whatever and the thread was finally closed.
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I have always been suspicious that the FBI and other investigators came close to finding Cooper, because I believe the search was truly "massive", but he escaped the process, somehow. People escape the process all the time.
 

Let me add some comments about "Cooper information" in government files.  The very information that might be able to resolve, or at least move significantly forward, the Cooper case may well be in FBI and/or FAA files at this very moment.

However, even FOIA requests have their limitations, with only specific files being accessible by FOIA requests.  Other files are never put into a searchable database or even acknowledged as being in existence.

Consequently, the appropriate personnel can state, with a relatively straight face, that "we can find no record of the information you are seeking".
 
 

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« Reply #244 on: December 01, 2015, 04:22:43 PM »
Somebody needs to get the WZZM Lepsy story in front of Flo and Tina, have them watch it, and see how they react.
I know that's easier said than done, given that both Flo and Tina have chosen to live reclusive lives in recent decades, but in the world of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Parascope, etc... one could argue that Flo/Tina can't completely hide forever from the Lepsy news bomb that dropped one week ago tonight.
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« Reply #245 on: December 01, 2015, 04:26:35 PM »
Eugene? Whaddayathink, Georger.  Is the Vortex particularly strong there, or do you think something more forensically-inclined occurred there?

As we have discussed in the past:

1. Bill Mitchell went to school there.
2. Tina's convent is there.
3. Tina has lived in the area ever since the convent days.
4. LD Cooper died there in 1999.
5. Himms retired to his Woodburn estate, about 50 miles up the road.
6. Barb says she dropped down in the hazelnuts just around the corner from Himms.
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« Reply #246 on: December 01, 2015, 04:27:23 PM »
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Somebody needs to get the WZZM Lepsy story in front of Flo and Tina, have them watch it, and see how they react.
I know that's easier said than done, given that both Flo and Tina have chosen to live reclusive lives in recent decades, but in the world of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Parascope, etc... one could argue that Flo/Tina can't completely hide forever from the Lepsy news bomb that dropped one week ago tonight.

Don't get carried away with your own reporting.  The "Lepsy news bomb" you mention above is no such thing.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #247 on: December 01, 2015, 04:41:26 PM »
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Somebody needs to get the WZZM Lepsy story in front of Flo and Tina, have them watch it, and see how they react.
I know that's easier said than done, given that both Flo and Tina have chosen to live reclusive lives in recent decades, but in the world of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Parascope, etc... one could argue that Flo/Tina can't completely hide forever from the Lepsy news bomb that dropped one week ago tonight.

Wanna go visit Tina, Storyteller? I'll take you to the doorstep, but after that you're on your own.

Remember, these gals are my age, and buddy, you have no idea how EASY it is for us Boomers to tell your Twit/Fb generation to buzz off. Click.

Besides, we can't even see the buttons, let alone hit 'em...

You're making me chuckle, Storyteller....I'm feeling protective of Tina for the first time ever, wanting to help shield her from WZZM and Lespy - that's how lousy a suspect Leppo-man really is. This must be how all of Tina's crew has felt over the years, keeping guys like me (and you) at bay.

You might have more success with Billy M, though. Dickie is more like Billy's man - old, pudgy, soft and turkey-necked. Besides, the rumor is that Mitchell is back to talking with media, although he told me EXPRESSLY that he doesn't want to talk with me. If ya see Billy, tell him I say "hello, and no hard feelings." I like Bill. Nice guy. Just touchy for some reason. Especially with me.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #248 on: December 01, 2015, 05:13:36 PM »
LOL!! Yea, the social media world is not regulated much.

You guys are all right; the Lepsy theory probably doesn't have enough "meat on the bone" to do more than it's done.

The best takeaway is that maybe somebody in Grayling can come forward and offer more info on Lepsy's disappearance but, after 46 years, I suspect not many are still above ground.

Ross is a pro, and it was an interesting story to do. Only time will tell if it will bring anything.
 

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« Reply #249 on: December 01, 2015, 05:37:59 PM »
AHH, Storyteller, we're NOT done with you yet, so don't run away.

What about Lisa and Vicki? I just heard from Vicki that she hasn't heard a thing since the buZZ bomb dropped last week. Any action on the missing dads? You said "stayed tuned." So?????

Whatcha doin' on that front? Where do daughters go to find their missing dads?
 

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« Reply #250 on: December 01, 2015, 06:26:15 PM »
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Whatcha doin' on that front? Where do daughters go to find their missing dads?

Bruce, what are you trying to accomplish, sarcasm?
 

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« Reply #251 on: December 01, 2015, 06:58:55 PM »
I'm trying to motivate a fellow journalist to write about Lisa and Vicki. When we last spoke, he said, "stay tuned." Now, it sounds like he's saying "Goodbye." I'm not happy with that.
 

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« Reply #252 on: December 01, 2015, 07:56:42 PM »
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it sounds like he's saying "Goodbye


Do you blame him? you pounced on him the whole time he's been here! the guy wrote a story about a missing person who seems to fit parts of the Cooper story. this is not Lyle Christiansen, these people have families who would like closure. they actually cared about him. they are looking for anything that will help.

I look at the whole picture. the story exposed two missing persons. how can this be wrong? is it worth running off the guy who did the story, or cause another to apologize, are you shit'n me?

Who is the best match for Cooper? Lespy, or someone that's been discussed for decades? they all have flaws. some more than others. personally, I don't have a favorite. I try to stay out of that area. I will comment on them, but I don't like to lean one way, or the other. just like the sketch, it's not a photograph. the description is probably the best bet.

Blevins keeps whining about the description being wrong so it will fit Kenny, but doesn't have a problem putting Kenny beside the sketch?

Perhaps, a little more help from us can help couldn't hurt. Ross has put a lot of his personal time into this. we can at least show some appreciation for his work.....


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« Reply #253 on: December 01, 2015, 09:20:35 PM »
Well it’s very exciting to see the Lepsy story is still on the tip of everyone’s tongue.  Some people can’t stop posting about it!  That’s fantastic!  Today’s media is constantly evolving and sometimes finding a way to give a story traction is like trying to hit a moving target.  Brent and Andy really applied their artistry to this story and the results have far exceeded anything I thought possible.  Brent is a consummate professional and has a wall full of industry awards to back that up.  He’s to humble to ever say anything like that, so I will. 

So imagine my dismay when I come here tonight and see Bruce Smith still jumping around like an excited puppy, pissing all over the place because he can’t control himself.  Watching him interact with Brent, an extremely popular award winning journalist, is just pathetic.  Bruce is completely outclassed and completely out of his league.  The sad thing is, Bruce doesn’t realize it.
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« Reply #254 on: December 01, 2015, 09:36:34 PM »
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it sounds like he's saying "Goodbye


Do you blame him? you pounced on him the whole time he's been here! the guy wrote a story about a missing person who seems to fit parts of the Cooper story. this is not Lyle Christiansen, these people have families who would like closure. they actually cared about him. they are looking for anything that will help.

I look at the whole picture. the story exposed two missing persons. how can this be wrong? is it worth running off the guy who did the story, or cause another to apologize, are you shit'n me?

Who is the best match for Cooper? Lespy, or someone that's been discussed for decades? they all have flaws. some more than others. personally, I don't have a favorite. I try to stay out of that area. I will comment on them, but I don't like to lean one way, or the other. just like the sketch, it's not a photograph. the description is probably the best bet.

Blevins keeps whining about the description being wrong so it will fit Kenny, but doesn't have a problem putting Kenny beside the sketch?

Perhaps, a little more help from us can help couldn't hurt. Ross has put a lot of his personal time into this. we can at least show some appreciation for his work.....


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Thank you Shutter, I appreciate that.  I also appreciate your website.  I know you put your hard earned money on the line for this place, not to mention the many hours you put in to make this place special.  I truly believe that one of the best things to happen to the Cooper case was the closing of the "Dropzone" and the success of "thedbcooperforum".

Unfortunately, there are a few people here stuck in the past.  They stick to their opinions and are as inflexible as Robert and Jo.  The Cooper case has passed them by, and they don't even realize it.  The rest of us will keep pushing forward with innovative and refreshing ideas. 

If you are a guest looking at this website right now, I want to encourage you to sign up and join the fun.  You'll run into a few crackpots and cranks along the way, but for the most part, the people here are very helpful and knowledgeable about the Cooper case.
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