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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2670 on: October 19, 2020, 09:29:56 PM »
Happy Monday!

Since there isn’t a thread specifically dedicated to it, what is the best thread to discuss when Cooper jumped?
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2671 on: October 19, 2020, 09:50:24 PM »
I vote for "Flight Path and Related Issues."
 
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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2672 on: October 19, 2020, 11:22:51 PM »
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I vote for "Flight Path and Related Issues."

I can go with that.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2673 on: November 02, 2020, 07:32:40 AM »
So where is Florence Shaffner now?  I am not sure of the spelling of the last name but I think I have her name right?   She was the ex Ms Arkansas right?  Which means she has been proposed to a zillion times and God knows what her last name is now?  Ill bet its different? 
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2674 on: November 02, 2020, 03:23:23 PM »
Florence lives in South Carolina and has not had any contact with DB Cooper researchers that I know of since 2009. Galen Cook and Geoffrey Gray were the last two guys to talk with her. Surprisingly, she did not respond to diligent attempts by Jo Weber back a few years ago, circa 2015.

Yup, she's married and uses her husband's last name.
 
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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2675 on: November 03, 2020, 04:03:07 PM »
I wonder why she is so hell bent on avoiding the DB Cooper case when she is a major player?  I am sure she has been offered money for book deals and such?  Its just frustrating to see people act like this.  I feel bad for you Bruce having had doors slammed in your face and being called every name in the book by the guy who packed Coopers chute and was then whacked.  Your gathering evidence and you get treated like a villain.  This case is a big deal just like Alcatraz and the Ripper case and JFK and a bunch more.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2676 on: November 04, 2020, 09:50:21 PM »
Avoidance of the media is one of the mysteries of this case, imo.

Of all the people who have dodged me, only Ralph Himmelsbach told me why- he wanted to be paid for an interview.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2677 on: November 05, 2020, 03:42:57 PM »
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I wonder why she is so hell bent on avoiding the DB Cooper case when she is a major player?  I am sure she has been offered money for book deals and such?  Its just frustrating to see people act like this.  I feel bad for you Bruce having had doors slammed in your face and being called every name in the book by the guy who packed Coopers chute and was then whacked.  Your gathering evidence and you get treated like a villain.  This case is a big deal just like Alcatraz and the Ripper case and JFK and a bunch more.

Florence Schaffner seems to be one of the few on that plane who were truly spooked by what DB Cooper did.  If you watch her on Unsolved Mysteries, she still seems very serious.  That was around 1987.  I've read that she was shaken up by the whole incident, even looking for bombs under cars (although I may be mixing her up with Tina on this one).  Flo is in her 70's now, and at that age people tend to get more fearful of bad things happening.  She was probably pestered through the years too.  I believe her husband is former law enforcement too.  I'd be surprised if we ever hear anything from her again.  But, some of us never expected Bill Mitchell to speak out again, yet he did recently.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2678 on: November 06, 2020, 06:44:43 AM »
Maybe it wasn't such a victimless crime, as it is often portrayed as. It obviously affected Flo and Tina for years to come.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2679 on: November 06, 2020, 09:26:10 PM »
Still does. Tina's husband was angry but weary when he told me that he and Tina were followed by FBI agents in the mid-1970s. Alan is married nowadays and has an active family with kids, so he is very reluctant to talk about Tina and "the past."
 

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Dredge Operator interviews?
« Reply #2680 on: November 08, 2020, 12:50:21 PM »
Have any Cooper researchers interviewed the company(s) and their employees that did the dredging operations around Tena Bar back during the 70s?  I would think many of those guys would still be alive and maybe could shed some light into where the rest of the money ended up.  Needle in a haystack, like all of this, but seems like a much smaller pool of individuals than researching Boeing employees, etc.
 

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« Reply #2681 on: November 08, 2020, 01:43:40 PM »
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Have any Cooper researchers interviewed the company(s) and their employees that did the dredging operations around Tena Bar back during the 70s?  I would think many of those guys would still be alive and maybe could shed some light into where the rest of the money ended up.  Needle in a haystack, like all of this, but seems like a much smaller pool of individuals than researching Boeing employees, etc.

I think Tom interviewed a few of them ... see my prior posts here on Tosaw and salvage people.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2682 on: November 14, 2020, 07:56:57 PM »
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Passenger List

Does anyone know the name of the passenger to whom George Labisonniere, in his interview, referred as the "man in the cowboy hat"?
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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2683 on: November 14, 2020, 11:21:06 PM »
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Passenger List

Does anyone know the name of the passenger to whom George Labisonniere, in his interview, referred as the "man in the cowboy hat"?

I am curious about this as well. The "cowboy" can be seen exiting in Seattle on the Cronkite footage, but aside from that there does not seem to be any interviews or further investigation by the FBI.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2684 on: November 14, 2020, 11:30:02 PM »
When you find the "Cowboy," please let me know!