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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2014, 07:47:37 PM »
Is this what you want attached at the top?

It's ok to mark Lepsy as a possible suspect if you wish. I have no problems with that. If it can help get the word out about him missing, that's fine too. either way hopefully it will help get the word out about his disappearance. we pinned some things about Melvin Wilson at the top as well on Vicki's section. what ever you wish to put there is fine with me...this section basically belongs to you...
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2014, 02:36:05 AM »
I'd like to know the whole Dick Lepsey story: his girl friends, their friends, money deals, who did he owe money to, drugs, etc. Also, where did he learn everything that DBC knew about 727s and skydiving. Also, what did the cops do? What did their investigation turn up?

Keys in the ignition and cigs on the dashboard suggest to me a hijacking of Dick, not the other way around.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2014, 08:39:27 AM »
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Is this what you want attached at the top?

It's ok to mark Lepsy as a possible suspect if you wish. I have no problems with that. If it can help get the word out about him missing, that's fine too. either way hopefully it will help get the word out about his disappearance. we pinned some things about Melvin Wilson at the top as well on Vicki's section. what ever you wish to put there is fine with me...this section basically belongs to you...

Yes please.  The previous post would be good.  Could you add this youtube link also?:
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2014, 08:48:50 AM »
Done  8)
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2014, 09:28:32 AM »
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I'd like to know the whole Dick Lepsey story: his girl friends, their friends, money deals, who did he owe money to, drugs, etc. Also, where did he learn everything that DBC knew about 727s and skydiving. Also, what did the cops do? What did their investigation turn up?

Keys in the ignition and cigs on the dashboard suggest to me a hijacking of Dick, not the other way around.
Great questions Bruce.  The youtube video above explains much, but also leaves many questions.  The only thing the police investigation revealed is that a man fitting Lepsy's description left the Traverse City Cherry Capitol Airport the day Dick disappeared with a final destination of Mexico.  Charges were never filed.  There were rumors of an affair. 

The two years between Lepsy's disappearance and the skyjacking are a complete mystery.  The only military connections Lepsy had were ROTC in high school and the town he lived in, Grayling Michigan, had a large National Guard base there.  He grew up in Chicago, giving him street smarts, some say, and relocated to Northern Michigan at age 17.  He was considered as having above average intelligence and was a voracious reader.  Could he have met someone who possessed certain knowledge and shared it with him or did he read something to give him the information needed for the skyjacking?  I don't know, and I'm not sure we'll ever know. 

If someone were looking for a suspect who came from the mid-west, was rumored to be living in Mexico, hasn't been seen since the skyjacking, wasn't missed after the skyjacking because of strange circumstances and loosely fits the physical description of the skyjacking suspect, then someone like Dick Lepsy might be worth looking into. 

There's no smoking gun here, no connection to the skyjacking whatsoever.  And Lepsy was only 35 at the time of the skyjacking, and I think the opinion of most around here peg Cooper as being in his 50s. 



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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2014, 09:53:51 AM »
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I think the opinion of most around here peg Cooper as being in his 50s.

I don't think we can call that an opinion. the official age is mid 40's according to the description by the FBI. the original age was in his 50's given by the crew while in flight. then the George Harrison notes mentioned 50-60 years of age. I'd be more willing to increase than decrease the age based on evidence presented.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2014, 12:00:35 PM »
I just remembered this:  Dick Lepsy smoked Chesterfield Kings.  I'm not trying to make a correlation with anything, just sharing info.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2014, 03:19:01 PM »
Nimi-Wreck - I think you should write the book on Dick Lepsey. Do a straight job and forget about DB Cooper angle other than he looks kinda like the skyjacker.  Lepsey's story, and the aftermath - Lisa, the family, the Sally Jessy R. show, the organization to find missing people, it is a great one.

46% of all missing people are adults!  Wow.  That's a very cool story and no one is telling it in a big way. EVick should get in on this, too!
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2014, 06:29:18 PM »
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Nimi-Wreck - I think you should write the book on Dick Lepsey. Do a straight job and forget about DB Cooper angle other than he looks kinda like the skyjacker.  Lepsey's story, and the aftermath - Lisa, the family, the Sally Jessy R. show, the organization to find missing people, it is a great one.

46% of all missing people are adults!  Wow.  That's a very cool story and no one is telling it in a big way. EVick should get in on this, too!

The book has been written and is out there.  It's entitled "Still Missing-Rethinking the D.B. Cooper Case and other Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances".  In the book I claim multiple times that the book is not about Dick Lepsy being D.B. Cooper, its about Dick Lepsy possibly resembling the FBI Cooper sketches and how the solution of the case resides in finding suspects like Lepsy, suspects that haven't been seen or heard from since the skyjacking event.  Suspects who fit the physical description.

You are absolutely right, the Lepsy story is very interesting on its own.  I wrote about both Lepsy and Cooper and kept them compartmentalized because I found them both interesting.  Sadly, most people in the mid-west don't know the Cooper story or aren't interested in it.  One thing I think people who read my posts should understand is I'm not here to convert people or shift paradigms.  I can't say I don't care what other people think, because I value the opinions expressed here, but I'm not here looking for validation or acceptance, I'm here to plant my flag and share information about Dick Lepsy. 

That being said, below is an image comparing the hair line and forehead of Lepsy and the FBI Cooper sketch A.  Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2014, 10:34:56 PM »
Yo, Rossie, can you send me a copy o' your book, so I can read up on Leps?

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2014, 09:16:31 AM »
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Yo, Rossie, can you send me a copy o' your book, so I can read up on Leps?

Thanks.
"Rossie"?  Only my wife calls me "Rossie".  You can call me just plan old "Ross" or "Special Deputy Richardson" like everybody elsedoes, if you want to. :)
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2014, 09:24:24 AM »
This article was released in Northern Michigan today (12/8/2014).  I think it's pretty fair and well balanced.  Thanks Pat:
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2014, 04:46:37 PM »
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Yo, Rossie, can you send me a copy o' your book, so I can read up on Leps?

Thanks.
"Rossie"?  Only my wife calls me "Rossie".  You can call me just plan old "Ross" or "Special Deputy Richardson" like everybody elsedoes, if you want to. :)

Okie-dokie, Ross. Sigh.

But I do like the Special Deputy Richardson bit...hmmmmm....It's a lot to write, so I'll consult with my fingers and get back to ya.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2014, 07:45:50 PM »
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Okie-dokie, Ross. Sigh.


I enjoyed your book by the way! I'll shoot you an email in a bit, but just wanted to say publicly I enjoyed ready it, found it very informative and will be purchasing a copy.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2014, 04:09:38 AM »
T'anks