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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2015, 09:18:24 PM »
I think making the jump from Lepsy to Cooper has a lot of hurdles still, but, I agree, he gets points for having one of the best "looks" and lets not forget those shades......... :)

 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #76 on: March 09, 2015, 11:31:29 PM »
Haha, wow I just noticed the shades. Those are the exact style.

But ya, he has tons of hurdles. However, if we were absolutely certain that Cooper had died, then I would almost be willing to bet money it was him on the physical similarities alone. Reason being, surely if DB died he would have been missed by someone and I've searched all of the online missing person's databases and Lepsy and just a tiny handful of others are the only ones that even remotely could be DB. Of course, it could be that he died and no one ever field a missing person's report. But of all the missing persons and all the named suspects, Lepsy is physically the eeriest.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #77 on: March 09, 2015, 11:51:01 PM »
This little photoshop I just did is seriously the closest I've seen to what I imagine DB Cooper looking like in my mind's eye. (add about 7-8 years onto this guys age)



Oh, and about Lepsy's criminal history that I asked about earlier in the thread... well I've come to the independent conclusion that he was definitely a piece of crap to abandon his 3 beautiful kids. So ya, he was a jerk as a human being and a criminal to boot (the embezzlement).
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #78 on: March 09, 2015, 11:53:32 PM »
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Haha, wow I just noticed the shades. Those are the exact style.

But ya, he has tons of hurdles. However, if we were absolutely certain that Cooper had died, then I would almost be willing to bet money it was him on the physical similarities alone. Reason being, surely if DB died he would have been missed by someone and I've searched all of the online missing person's databases and Lepsy and just a tiny handful of others are the only ones that even remotely could be DB. Of course, it could be that he died and no one ever field a missing person's report. But of all the missing persons and all the named suspects, Lepsy is physically the eeriest.

OMC, approximately how many people, who could conceivably be Cooper, are in those missing person databases that you mention?
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2015, 12:24:07 AM »
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OMC, approximately how many people, who could conceivably be Cooper, are in those missing person databases that you mention?

I posted the only ones I've come across in the Suspects thread yesterday. Check it out if you haven't already. Besides Lepsy and Wilson, there are only two others that are the appropriate age, height/weight, and with dark hair. So we're only looking at four people that are actually in the database (and I was using parameters of 1963-1973).
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2015, 12:58:04 AM »
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OMC, approximately how many people, who could conceivably be Cooper, are in those missing person databases that you mention?

I posted the only ones I've come across in the Suspects thread yesterday. Check it out if you haven't already. Besides Lepsy and Wilson, there are only two others that are the appropriate age, height/weight, and with dark hair. So we're only looking at four people that are actually in the database (and I was using parameters of 1963-1973).

It is highly probable that Cooper had a military background or as a mercenary type.  Consequently, he would probably never be entered into a missing database.  Who knows, maybe Cooper has already been identified by an organization that doesn't share information with the FBI.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2015, 02:20:58 AM »
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OMC, approximately how many people, who could conceivably be Cooper, are in those missing person databases that you mention?

I posted the only ones I've come across in the Suspects thread yesterday. Check it out if you haven't already. Besides Lepsy and Wilson, there are only two others that are the appropriate age, height/weight, and with dark hair. So we're only looking at four people that are actually in the database (and I was using parameters of 1963-1973).

It is highly probable that Cooper had a military background or as a mercenary type.  Consequently, he would probably never be entered into a missing database.  Who knows, maybe Cooper has already been identified by an organization that doesn't share information with the FBI.

This is one main reason I think he lived, especially after looking at the limited missing candidates. I mean, even military types had families that would care that they were missing and to believe that he was some merc or special ops guy or Manchurian candidate is just a little too black helicopter for me. Since I don't believe in the black ops angle and I don't think any of the missing would have had the adequate knowledge that DB possessed about the 727, I believe that DB is someone we've never heard of who survived.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #82 on: March 10, 2015, 01:22:54 PM »
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OMC, approximately how many people, who could conceivably be Cooper, are in those missing person databases that you mention?

I posted the only ones I've come across in the Suspects thread yesterday. Check it out if you haven't already. Besides Lepsy and Wilson, there are only two others that are the appropriate age, height/weight, and with dark hair. So we're only looking at four people that are actually in the database (and I was using parameters of 1963-1973).

It is highly probable that Cooper had a military background or as a mercenary type.  Consequently, he would probably never be entered into a missing database.  Who knows, maybe Cooper has already been identified by an organization that doesn't share information with the FBI.

This is one main reason I think he lived, especially after looking at the limited missing candidates. I mean, even military types had families that would care that they were missing and to believe that he was some merc or special ops guy or Manchurian candidate is just a little too black helicopter for me. Since I don't believe in the black ops angle and I don't think any of the missing would have had the adequate knowledge that DB possessed about the 727, I believe that DB is someone we've never heard of who survived.

I agree with you that Cooper is/was someone we've never heard of.
 

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« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2015, 03:46:20 PM »
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OMC, approximately how many people, who could conceivably be Cooper, are in those missing person databases that you mention?

I posted the only ones I've come across in the Suspects thread yesterday. Check it out if you haven't already. Besides Lepsy and Wilson, there are only two others that are the appropriate age, height/weight, and with dark hair. So we're only looking at four people that are actually in the database (and I was using parameters of 1963-1973).

It is highly probable that Cooper had a military background or as a mercenary type.  Consequently, he would probably never be entered into a missing database.  Who knows, maybe Cooper has already been identified by an organization that doesn't share information with the FBI.

This is one main reason I think he lived, especially after looking at the limited missing candidates. I mean, even military types had families that would care that they were missing and to believe that he was some merc or special ops guy or Manchurian candidate is just a little too black helicopter for me. Since I don't believe in the black ops angle and I don't think any of the missing would have had the adequate knowledge that DB possessed about the 727, I believe that DB is someone we've never heard of who survived.

I agree with you that Cooper is/was someone we've never heard of.

One has to wonder if the search for Cooper did not wind up involving other intelligence agencies?
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #84 on: March 10, 2015, 04:22:57 PM »
I somewhat doubt it given how the agencies have historically cooperated. Hell, they didn't even cooperate with each other on matters of upmost national security in recent years. This was still J. Edgar's FBI back then so you know they kept everything close to the vest.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #85 on: March 10, 2015, 04:48:10 PM »
Who ordered the SR-71 to fly recon in Norjak?

Just sayin'.

BTW: Did you know that the FBI had its own air wing in the 1970s. Gawd knows how much aircraft they have now, but back in the day Gary Tallis told me that he was one of the first FBI pilots, and they had two "silent" bird dog type of aircraft left-over from Vietnam that the Bureau used to spot drug trafficking on the mex border. Small engine, heavily muffled, lots o' insulation. It was very slow, and flew at very low altitudes.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #86 on: March 22, 2015, 10:57:27 AM »
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I'm wondering how crooked his front teeth were? the missing person file claims he had two crooked teeth. Tina sat right next to Cooper for a longtime, but never mentioned anything out of the ordinary with his teeth.

NMI, is there any pics showing this, all of them have his mouth closed?

I have not been able to contact Lepsy's daughter, Lisa, and ask her about his teeth.  She's the one that supplied the information on the missing persons websites.  She was only 12 when her father disappeared.  I will ask her about his teeth next time I talk to her.

Here is a link to an interesting story from my neck of the woods.  This 35 year old cold case was solved using Facebook and social media, of all things!  Many cold cases are being resolved by amateur sleuths via social media and the internet.  It's just a matter of time before this trend spills over into the Cooper case and a new generation of fresh eyes will take a crack at it.
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Below is the last known photograph of Dick Lepsy, taken in August of 1969 at his little sister's wedding, just two months before he vanished.  He was 33 years old at the time of this photo.  He would have been 35 at the time of the skyjacking.  I compared the image with the Cooper suspect sketches.   
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #87 on: March 24, 2015, 08:46:06 AM »
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I'm wondering how crooked his front teeth were? the missing person file claims he had two crooked teeth. Tina sat right next to Cooper for a longtime, but never mentioned anything out of the ordinary with his teeth.

NMI, is there any pics showing this, all of them have his mouth closed?
I talked with Dick Lepsy's daughter, Lisa, and asked her about his teeth.  She said one of his front teeth slightly overlapped the other, as seen in his senior photo from high school (below).  She also shared with me that her aunt (father's sister) just sent her some poetry her father had written for his brother.  The brothers were close and would exchange poetry.  Lisa also remembers her dad reading the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay to her at bedtime and to her and her brothers in the backyard while they were laying on a blanket.  I don't envision this guy jumping out of the back of a 727, but I also don't envision him making off with his employer's money and hopping on a jet to Mexico.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #88 on: March 29, 2015, 04:15:40 PM »
I was going through some old notes and came across the photo below.  It was shared with me by Glen Catt, who knew Dick Lepsy personally.  It's not a great image, but it's something I haven't posted before.  The photo is of Glen's Market employees taken in 1966.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #89 on: April 02, 2015, 02:49:48 PM »
Have you thought about making a video about Lepsy's missing person status? I made one for Vicki, and wouldn't have a problem doing the same for you?