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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2014, 04:28:40 PM »
Hi all,
I've created a webpage which features comparing photos of missing person Dick Lepsy and the FBI sketches of the D.B.Cooper suspect.  Take a look if you get a chance.  Lepsy, a married father of four, disappeared October 29, 1969.  His car was found a few days later abandoned in an airport parking lot, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition.  He was never heard from or seen again.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2014, 04:38:14 PM »
You want me to put the link on the first post as well?
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2014, 04:45:22 PM »
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You want me to put the link on the first post as well?
Sure, whatever you think would look best.  I can send you higher res pics also.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2014, 04:48:18 PM »
Just thought we could keep the first post updated for those who haven't been here. they will read the whole thread, or part of it. it's best to have it at the start. you may consider posting the link in your signature area as well?
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2014, 06:27:34 PM »
Around 1976, Dick Lepsy was declared dead.  A few years later, his wife, Jackie, was still battling insurance companies for the payouts of Dick’s life insurance policies.  Here is an example of one of the depositions from those court cases circa 1979:

ATTORNEY: Now, how would you describe your husband’s health in the year of 1969?
JACKIE: I guess he was a normally healthy 33-year-old man. He’d had a couple of surgeries prior, but he was fine.
ATTORNEY: What about his mental state at that time? Did he ever appear despondent or make threats as to what he might or might not do?

JACKIE: On occasion he was despondent.
ATTORNEY: And what would lead to his despondency? Do you know or remember?
JACKIE: I think it was just a combination of things, his job, and a family, and just normal everyday aggravations.
ATTORNEY: Well, are you suggesting your family life was not a happy life?

JACKIE: Not at all.
ATTORNEY: What do you mean “Combination of job and family”?
JACKIE: Well, you have the responsibility, you know, when you’re married and you have a family. You’re totally responsible for the welfare and well-being for that family. And sometimes I think that probably can—I know it’s a burden. I’ve had it for ten years.
ATTORNEY: Did your husband have difficulty accepting these responsibilities?

JACKIE: No more than normal.
ATTORNEY: Now, directing your attention to October—29, is it?

JACKIE: Yes.
ATTORNEY: --October 29 of 1969. What do you recall about that particular day?

JACKIE: Well, it started out like any other day. I went to work. Dick went to work. Then he called me at noon and said that—he said “Can you get a ride home for lunch, because I won’t be coming home for lunch?” And I said “Yes. Don’t worry about it.” And he said “Fine. I’m just going to go for a ride.” I said “Fine.” He said “I’ll see you at suppertime. I love you.” I said “I love you, too. See you at supper.”
ATTORNEY: Did he come home for supper that night?
JACKIE: No, he did not.
ATTORNEY: What did you do then?

JACKIE: Well, I waited.
ATTORNEY: And then what?
JACKIE: Well, since that time, I have never seen or heard anything of him.
ATTORNEY: You had no more communication with him?

JACKIE: No.
ATTORNEY: Did he give you any indication as to where he might go that day?

JACKIE: No.
ATTORNEY: I understand that he reportedly made a telephone call to someone from Traverse City at the store; is that correct?

JACKIE: That could be correct. I never had any communication with Glen’s Market on anything.
ATTORNEY: On anything?
JACKIE: No.
ATTORNEY: Now, did he have the family car with him?

JACKIE: No, he had the company car.
ATTORNEY: The company car. Do you know anything about where that was found?

JACKIE: I understand that it was found at the Traverse City Airport.
ATTORNEY: You had nothing to do with that?

JACKIE: I did—I was with the people that found it.
ATTORNEY: You were with them?

JACKIE: Yes.
ATTORNEY: Now, why did you go to Traverse City, which is some fifty miles away, when your husband didn’t appear?

JACKIE: Well, because a lady from the store had said that he had called from Traverse City. And this other friend of his and mine, the couple; the other friend worked at the store; and he said – we looked all over Traverse City. That was the last place looked, you know, was the airport. And so we just looked at the airport.
Then the police had said that a man answering that description had gotten on a plane at that particular airport. That’s what the police told me, the state police. And so that’s where we looked.
ATTORNEY: When did you make this search in Traverse City?
JACKIE: Oh, I don’t—it was the same week, but I don’t remember—
ATTORNEY: A day or two later?
JACKIE: Yes, probably. I really don’t remember.
ATTORNEY: Now, at the time that your husband disappeared, was he being pressed by any person or company for any particular reason?
JACKIE: Not to my knowledge.
ATTORNEY: Was he involved, to your knowledge, in any extramarital affairs?
JACKIE: There was a question of that.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2014, 06:36:22 PM »
Now we're getting somewhere... Did he have something going on the side?
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2014, 06:37:41 PM »
By the way, the pix of Dick does not look close to the sketch of DB.  If you wanna see a close match, take a look at teh mug shot of Don Burnworth in the San Mateo lock-up. It's on the MN.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2014, 09:43:36 PM »
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By the way, the pix of Dick does not look close to the sketch of DB.  If you wanna see a close match, take a look at teh mug shot of Don Burnworth in the San Mateo lock-up. It's on the MN.
With that crooked nose?  I think that would have been one of the things witnesses would have pointed out.  Lepsy was rumored to have left with a woman, but there are no missing women, well, I have to be careful here, there are no missing women thought to be connected to his disappearance.  That means if he left with a woman from the area, she returned at some point, without him.  Here are links to the missing young ladies who disappeared around the same time as Lepsy (unconnected) and lived about an hour away:
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2014, 09:49:09 AM »
I recently spoke with missing Michigan man Dick Lepsy's daughter, Lisa, about her thoughts on her father being a suspect in the Cooper case.  We have rarely spoken about it because I prefer to keep things compartmentalized, in the event Lepsy is proven not to be the Cooper suspect, so any momentum and interest gained in Lepsy's case will not be lost. That being said, she told me her and her brothers always felt there was a strong resemblance between her father and the FBI Cooper suspect sketches, but never brought it to the attention of their mother or authorities, because their mother was quite fragile when it came to discussing her missing husband. 

Dick's wife, Jackie, never remarried or even dated after his disappearance.  She kept his clothes in her closet for 17 years, until Lisa convinced her it was time to donate them to the Salvation Army. 

There is no evidence whatsoever linking Dick Lepsy and the D.B. Cooper suspect.  Of course, what evidence would there be?  After 40 plus years of investigation by FBI and civilian investigators, any type of evidence connecting anybody to this crime would have been exploited and the case would have been solved. 

If someone thinks that there is even a remote possibility of a "no pull" scenario, Dick Lepsy is exactly the type of person who should be looked at.  Don't be fooled, there are not hundreds of phantom "missing people" out there who would then have to be considered as suspects if Lepsy is.  That is a ridiculous notion created by people who have never solved a thing.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2015, 01:39:31 AM »
Hey Wrecks! What is this ka-ka you wrote about me? And you expect us to take your suspect seriously? I think you have been watching too much of the lower channels on TV. Just remember "kid" - you don't know me from Adam, or Isabelle either!


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Robert, I find the amount of posts Georger writes about you a little alarming. It seems like he's venting, and usually people work out their frustrations that way and everything blows over.

On the other hand, a small percentage of people with this amount of contempt toward a fellow human being act out and do something physically. I would hate to see you in your underwear, tied up with zip ties in Georger's basement with a ball gag in your mouth like in the scene from that movie "Pulp Fiction". I don't think anyone wants to see that.

I can see pros and cons for both websites, and I think both need to exist. This website seems to be dominated by a couple individuals who do a lot of talking, but never say much. That doesn't leave much room for forward thinking and innovative communication.

The other site has it's limitations also, but I do like some of the theories and information that are put forth there.

That being said, Robert, I do look forward to hearing the outcome of your latest report. At least you're doing something. I would be more than happy to buy you a steak dinner if you're right about Mr. Christiansen. I've been plenty wrong about things in the past and have no problem admitting when I am.

Good luck!

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2015, 06:45:27 PM »
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Hey Wrecks! What is this ka-ka you wrote about me? And you expect us to take your suspect seriously? I think you have been watching too much of the lower channels on TV. Just remember "kid" - you don't know me from Adam, or Isabelle either!

I stand by what I said, and I think it's pretty funny!  I can see where you and Mr. Blevins might not see the comedy in the image I portrayed, so maybe it was a bit inappropriate.  I'm sorry if that offended you, I didn't mean ill will toward either of you.  But I still find the image of you tasering a tied up Mr. Blevins funny. 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2015, 12:31:48 AM »
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Hey Wrecks! What is this ka-ka you wrote about me? And you expect us to take your suspect seriously? I think you have been watching too much of the lower channels on TV. Just remember "kid" - you don't know me from Adam, or Isabelle either!

I stand by what I said, and I think it's pretty funny!  I can see where you and Mr. Blevins might not see the comedy in the image I portrayed, so maybe it was a bit inappropriate.  I'm sorry if that offended you, I didn't mean ill will toward either of you.  But I still find the image of you tasering a tied up Mr. Blevins funny.

Maybe your free associating has affected your temptation to posit a Cooper candidate  - also? Freudian. Junk in - junk out.
 

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« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2015, 01:11:23 AM »
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Hey Wrecks! What is this ka-ka you wrote about me? And you expect us to take your suspect seriously? I think you have been watching too much of the lower channels on TV. Just remember "kid" - you don't know me from Adam, or Isabelle either!

I stand by what I said, and I think it's pretty funny!  I can see where you and Mr. Blevins might not see the comedy in the image I portrayed, so maybe it was a bit inappropriate.  I'm sorry if that offended you, I didn't mean ill will toward either of you.  But I still find the image of you tasering a tied up Mr. Blevins funny.

Maybe your free associating has affected your temptation to posit a Cooper candidate  - also? Freudian. Junk in - junk out.

Thank you for catching that (also).  It was a long tough night on the basketball court and it's getting late in this neck of the woods.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #58 on: January 09, 2015, 07:32:08 PM »
It's that time of the week again for a new post about missing Michigan man Dick Lepsy (Robert Richard).  Below is an image comparing the FBI Cooper suspect sketch A, with two photos of Dick Lepsy.  The Lepsy photo on the left is from when he was about age 25, and in the one on the right, he is about age 32.  Please note the "protruding lip", shape of the chin, the bridge of the nose, Black wavy hair that would appeared "marcelled" if slicked back and the "turkey gobbler neck".

Dick Lepsy disappeared two years before the skyjacking and was rumored to be in Mexico.  He has not been seen or heard from since his disappearance.  There is nothing connecting him to the skyjacking, except his alleged similarity in appearance to the Cooper suspect. 

If the Cooper suspect was someone like Dick Lepsy, and the skyjacking was a random crime without much planning, what evidence would there be to find?   People would spend years chasing ghosts, looking for clues that just don't exist. 
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2015, 05:44:20 PM »
Dick Lepsy and Jackie Hunter graduated from Grayling High School in 1954, and were married in 1955.  They had four children together, three boys and a girl.  The children always felt there was a strong resemblance between their father and the FBI D.B. Cooper sketches, but did not mention this to their mother because of her fragile condition concerning her missing husband.  Jackie never dated or remarried.  On her deathbed, Jackie requested that Dick's name be added to her headstone, with the date he disappeared and the date of his death. 
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