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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2625 on: September 23, 2020, 12:53:24 AM »
What I mean is, I assume that after the hijacking, the FBI combed missing persons reports from around the country. Did they use their own database? Were there other avenues to investigate regarding missing persons? Do they continue to follow up on missing persons from back then?

I recently ran across a guy named Roger Carlson whose car was found abandoned near the Golden Gate Bridge in 1970, but wasn't officially reported as missing until 2008 - mostly because was Native American.
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2626 on: September 24, 2020, 12:47:08 AM »
Have found many files investigating one: Robert Wesley Jones. Came to the FBI's attention in the Cooper case in 1978!

Who is Robert Wesley Jones ? He is Robert Wesley Rackstraw!
 

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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2627 on: September 24, 2020, 12:50:36 AM »
Robert Wesley Jones aka Robert Wesley Rackstraw's finger prints were compared to the prints on file in NORJACK - Rackstraw was eliminated as a suspect in NORJAK on the basis of finger prints not matching, and other factors! March 1978.

Palm prints were obtained and forward later [D.B. Cooper Part 40 of 40-386] and also failed a match. Rackstraw was eliminated. Only to be resurrected as a prominent suspect by Tom Colbert in the 2000s. 

There are 60+ files on Rackstraw in this Part alone dating back to 1978, so no one can claim he wasn't investigated! 
« Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 01:25:00 AM by georger »
 
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Re: General Questions About The Case
« Reply #2628 on: September 28, 2020, 11:34:33 PM »
Acting Director, L Patrick Gray, upgrades Cooper case.  9/15/72  Following a review of the case and no tangible results.
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