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originally posted by: Arizonaguy
What is known is he left behind a mother of pearl tie clip made of rare earth metals.
originally posted by: crayzeed
As for prosecuting D B Cooper I'm almost sure the FBI said it was out of the time limitations for prosecution.
In 1976 discussion arose over impending expiration of the statute of limitations on the hijacking. Most published legal analysis agreed that it would make little difference, as interpretation of the statute varies considerably from case to case and court to court, and a prosecutor could argue that Cooper had forfeited immunity on any of several valid technical grounds. The question was rendered moot in November when a Portland grand jury returned an indictment in absentia against "John Doe, aka Dan Cooper" for air piracy and violation of the Hobbs Act. The indictment formally initiated prosecution that can be continued, should the hijacker be apprehended, at any time in the future.