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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by georger on December 12, 2018, 02:26:06 PM »
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Not sure if it was published. I do recall reading in the FBI files that Mucklow and/or Schaffner said that the first sketch was "too good looking." Thus, the second, classic Cooper sketch was quickly released.

Who and where was sketch 2 A and B done?

How does Las Vegas use Gregory as its witness (sketch) when Gregory got off the plane hours earlier in Seattle ! ?

Why is Las Vegas doing sketches of Cooper? And on what date! ? 
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by EU on December 12, 2018, 02:19:39 PM »
 Not sure if it was published. I do recall reading in the FBI files that Mucklow and/or Schaffner said that the first sketch was "too good looking." Thus, the second, classic Cooper sketch was quickly released.
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by 377 on December 12, 2018, 02:17:06 PM »
Interesting question Georger.

They are soooo different.

377
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by georger on December 12, 2018, 02:04:08 PM »
Everyone says this below is the INITIAL SKETCH - but I cant find any newspaper article that ever published this photo? Maybe its just me? Maybe its the Vortex? Tom doesnt even give a date for when this initial sketch was done by Las Vegas FO !

In fact all early news articles I can find use the second sketch?

Can anyone account for this? Tom says of the second sketch: "This pair of artist sketches (figure 2) was released by the FBI on November 30, 1971, six days following the hijacking."

So why is the initial sketch the "initial sketch" and where was it ever published and when? The initial sketch was presumably developed with witness Gregory - was it never published because others disagreed?  If the INITIAL sketch was done using Gregory how in blazes did Las Vegas have Gregory to interview when Gregory got off the plane at Seattle ??
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by Kermit on December 12, 2018, 11:52:04 AM »
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For me, the most interesting tidbit about Teddy Mayfield is the acquiescence of Ralph Himmelsbach to working with the guy and bringing him into the case. In his book, RH claims Ted provided valuable assistance to the investigation, including identifying certain skydivers under suspicion. However, this was long after Himms already had a run-in with Ted's staff at the Aurora airport, so RH knew what he as dealing with - yet he persisted.

Really? Why? Mayfield was the only guy who could identify skydivers? Why not Ralph Hatley down at Eagle Creek?

Hmmm.

Interesting that you would mention the Aurora airport as that’s where I was taking flying lessons back in the day when I was thinking of buying my own plane and becoming a pilot. It makes me wonder if my path crossed with some of these characters without me even knowing it. I do recall when I made a comment to my instructor about the danger should this single engine fail. He immediately shut off the engine and of course pretty much nothing happened as the plane continued to glide effortlessly. He then informed me part of achieving my pilot’s license would be learning how to land with a dead engine. That little airport was bustling with activity back then.
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by georger on December 12, 2018, 05:03:02 AM »
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For me, the most interesting tidbit about Teddy Mayfield is the acquiescence of Ralph Himmelsbach to working with the guy and bringing him into the case. In his book, RH claims Ted provided valuable assistance to the investigation, including identifying certain skydivers under suspicion. However, this was long after Himms already had a run-in with Ted's staff at the Aurora airport, so RH knew what he as dealing with - yet he persisted.

Really? Why? Mayfield was the only guy who could identify skydivers? Why not Ralph Hatley down at Eagle Creek?

Hmmm.

Can you produce the first sketch provided by the FBI and published by a newspaper in 71? Was it this sketch below?

Did CBS News show a sketch - which one? I forget.

Who provided the sketch - Seattle or Las Vegas - and why? Why was it Las Vegas who developed the first sketch?
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by Bruce A. Smith on December 12, 2018, 02:16:16 AM »
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Thanks, Shut. I love your little Christmas-y touches here.
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by Bruce A. Smith on December 12, 2018, 02:15:29 AM »
For me, the most interesting tidbit about Teddy Mayfield is the acquiescence of Ralph Himmelsbach to working with the guy and bringing him into the case. In his book, RH claims Ted provided valuable assistance to the investigation, including identifying certain skydivers under suspicion. However, this was long after Himms already had a run-in with Ted's staff at the Aurora airport, so RH knew what he as dealing with - yet he persisted.

Really? Why? Mayfield was the only guy who could identify skydivers? Why not Ralph Hatley down at Eagle Creek?

Hmmm.
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by Unsurelock on December 11, 2018, 06:04:07 PM »
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Georger wrote: "Mayfield doesn't remotely fit the Cooper ideolect profile! For one, he is a known mental case."

Mental case? Evidence?

377

total waste of time. I have to comb my cat!

Here. Ponder this for a change.

I think Henry Fonda will have to convince all eleven of them not to convict.
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by Shutter on December 11, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
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