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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #90 on: April 02, 2015, 10:24:01 PM »
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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?
I think that's a very good idea.  I just watched your "Mel Wilson" video and thought it was pretty good.  Let me know what materials you might need from me.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #91 on: April 02, 2015, 10:46:19 PM »
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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?
I think that's a very good idea.  I just watched your "Mel Wilson" video and thought it was pretty good.  Let me know what materials you might need from me.


Ok, just need some photo's, which I believe are here, and need to know if you want any dialog, or something similar to Vicki's vid. any home movies? do you want anything mentioned about Cooper, or just the fact of him missing? I have to squeeze Bruce in first. I committed to him a while back. let me know if you have any idea's to add......
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #92 on: April 03, 2015, 12:33:28 AM »
YEAH - what about me!
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #93 on: April 11, 2015, 05:37:28 PM »
A huge "Thank You!" to our very own "Shutter" for putting this video together:





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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #94 on: April 11, 2015, 08:12:53 PM »
It was my pleasure Ross. these video's are important to have have. hopefully someone will see it and something will help shed some light on his disappearance...it must of been hard on the family to go through something like this. I give a lot of credit to the family, and people like Vicki who are dealing with a loss....

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #95 on: April 16, 2015, 07:51:08 AM »
Lisa Lepsy left a message on our You Tube channel for this forum......

"Lisa Lepsy
 Thank you for making my dad's case public. He was a wonderful man, extremely intelligent and loved his family dearly. After many long years we still search and hope...Lisa Lepsy"


I'm glad she was able to see the video.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #96 on: April 19, 2015, 10:03:01 AM »
 who was DB Cooper?

-DB Cooper was not a drinker, he only had one drink and spilled a portion of that. If someone was a drinker, in a situation like this he would have had more than just one in the five hours he was on the plane.

-He was not a chain smoker, he was on the aircraft for five hours and only smoked 8 cigarettes. That would make him a smoker of less than a pack-a-day and this under normal conditions.

-He spoke in an intelligent manner and never lost his cool, he was always polite throughout the ordeal. -He had brown eyes (Schaffner saw his eyes before he put on the glasses, he looked directly at her several times urging her to read the note)

-He is 5'10 to 6'1 (Mucklow is 5'8 and spent 5 hours with Cooper, she would know if he was her height or taller. Have someone 5'8 stand next to someone 6 feet, the difference is obvious. Better yet, position yourself at a level of 5'8 and look at someone at a 6' elevation. Now spend 5 hours with that person, you'll know the difference. No one put Cooper under 5'10.

-He had olive skin (no make-up, neither Mucklow, Schaffner or Hancock made comment on make-up which would have been very obvious. Again, do the math, put dark makeup on someone then sit next to them with your shoulders touching, you can see the make-up.) -He had dark hair, receding with sideburns (no wig, this would have been painfully obvious, if a man was wearing a wig with a receding hair line and side burns everyone would have noticed, especially Mucklow and Schaffner.)

-He was med built (no one put him over 190 lbs, in fact most put him 180 or under. Find a man 6 foot 180 lbs, thats a med  to thin build.)


These are the facts on his physical make-up, if your suspect does not match these you may want to start looking at someone else.

FBI Agent Larry Carr-circa 2007
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2015, 09:23:06 AM »
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who was DB Cooper?

-DB Cooper was not a drinker, he only had one drink and spilled a portion of that. If someone was a drinker, in a situation like this he would have had more than just one in the five hours he was on the plane.

-He was not a chain smoker, he was on the aircraft for five hours and only smoked 8 cigarettes. That would make him a smoker of less than a pack-a-day and this under normal conditions.

-He spoke in an intelligent manner and never lost his cool, he was always polite throughout the ordeal. -He had brown eyes (Schaffner saw his eyes before he put on the glasses, he looked directly at her several times urging her to read the note)

-He is 5'10 to 6'1 (Mucklow is 5'8 and spent 5 hours with Cooper, she would know if he was her height or taller. Have someone 5'8 stand next to someone 6 feet, the difference is obvious. Better yet, position yourself at a level of 5'8 and look at someone at a 6' elevation. Now spend 5 hours with that person, you'll know the difference. No one put Cooper under 5'10.

-He had olive skin (no make-up, neither Mucklow, Schaffner or Hancock made comment on make-up which would have been very obvious. Again, do the math, put dark makeup on someone then sit next to them with your shoulders touching, you can see the make-up.) -He had dark hair, receding with sideburns (no wig, this would have been painfully obvious, if a man was wearing a wig with a receding hair line and side burns everyone would have noticed, especially Mucklow and Schaffner.)

-He was med built (no one put him over 190 lbs, in fact most put him 180 or under. Find a man 6 foot 180 lbs, thats a med  to thin build.)


These are the facts on his physical make-up, if your suspect does not match these you may want to start looking at someone else.

FBI Agent Larry Carr-circa 2007

The "Charley Project" missing persons website describes Dick (Robert Richard) Lepsy as Caucasian male, between 5'10" and 6'2" in height and weighing between 180 and 190 pounds.  His hair was black and his eyes were brown.  Lepsy was known as a casual drinker who preferred mixed drinks, though no one can recall ever seeing him inebriated.  He was said to be a "pack a day" smoker.  Lepsy was promoted to manager of a large grocery store in Grayling, Michigan at age 30 and was describe by coworkers as personable and very intelligent.   Lepsy would have been 35 years old at the time of the Cooper skyjacking, but the overwhelming consensus is Lepsy appeared to be in his forties when he disappeared. 

Dick Lepsy was suspected of embezzling approximately $2000 in cash from his employer, Glen's Market, and absconding to Mexico in 1969, though this has never been confirmed.  Because of the unusual circumstances in this case, Lepsy was not considered an official missing person until 2011. 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #98 on: May 01, 2015, 10:01:49 PM »
These results shown on the attachment below were obtained using the most advanced and accurate age estimator created thus far.  This is just another technological tool that may end up contributing to the solving of this mystery.
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #99 on: May 02, 2015, 03:33:59 AM »
Interesting.

How was the Age Estimator developed?

Me, I'm terrible at estimating age. Most people look like they're still in high school to me. It's a real act of trust when I walk into my doc's office and believe that he has actually graduated from college, let alone a med school, internship and residency program!
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #100 on: May 02, 2015, 10:55:28 AM »
It worked pretty well for me.  I used my work badge photo (taken in February 2014) and it showed my age as 51.  The photo was taken two days after my 52nd birthday.

If anyone else wants to try it go to how-old.net and use your own photo.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #101 on: May 02, 2015, 02:02:22 PM »
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It worked pretty well for me.  I used my work badge photo (taken in February 2014) and it showed my age as 51.  The photo was taken two days after my 52nd birthday.

If anyone else wants to try it go to how-old.net and use your own photo.

I have to admit it didn't work well for me.  It put me in my 60s a couple times (I'm in my 40s), guessed within a year once, and pegged my 10 year old as being 70 plus.  Glasses seem to throw it off a bit. 
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« Reply #102 on: May 03, 2015, 09:29:25 AM »
The program worked pretty good in some cases. it seems to have some trouble with younger people. I put some photo's in that had a age of 20, and it came back with ages up to 33. I'm sure with time programs like these will improve.
 

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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #103 on: May 16, 2015, 09:37:32 AM »
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Also, the book covers everyone named on Nimi's list except for Mel and Lepsy. To me, the story on these guys is similar.

As for Leps, I still want to know more about the LE search. Who did the looking, what did they find, where did the money go, and what about the babe involved. Tantalizing clues, like keys in the ignition and ciggies on the dashboard? WTF!  Plus the family's been on the hunt for decades - what have they found, what are their suspicions. DId Daddy really run away with a Sweetie-Pie to Mea He Co? What do we know about Leps' love life.

If we know nuttin', then how come? A lot more work needs to be done on this guy, imo. Bottom Line - he doesn't sound like a guy who steals airplanes, but more like a middle-aged, Middle American trying something a little different in life. Did he do drugs? Sell drugs? Want to get into the drug world???

Was he caught up in the 1969 dream of tuning in and dropping out?

BTW: from what I saw on the Jesse Raphael TV show, the wifey doesn't look totally with-it, and the investigation is being run by the daughter. Not a good sign. Reminds me of the Lyle Lovett song, paraphrased: "If I had a boat, I'd go out on the ocean...and if I was Roy Rodgers, I could not bring myself to marry an old Dale."
I moved these questions over here and will do my best to answer Bruce's questions.  Lepsy was accused of embezzling $2000 from Glen's Market in Grayling, Michigan, and absconding to Mexico in 1969.  The case was investigated by the Michigan State Police and the Grayling Police Department.  Charges where never filed and all records of that investigation have been purged.  LE interviewed airport staff and found a man fitting Lepsy's description flew out of the airport where his abandoned car was found and his final destination was Mexico.

Lepsy admitted to his wife that he had an affair with one of his employees who was significantly younger than he was.  Police investigated and found her to be away at college at the time of his disappearance.  There are no missing women from the Grayling and surrounding areas, so if he did leave with a female accomplice, she probably returned at some point.

  Lepsy was not publicly announced as a missing person until 2011, and that was done via missing person's websites with no response.  Lepsy's wife passed away in 2012. 
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Re: Dick Lepsy (missing person)
« Reply #104 on: May 16, 2015, 04:14:21 PM »
Okay, thanks.