FBI: DNA test did not match DB Cooper suspect
Monday, August 8, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The FBI says DNA found on the tie of hijacker D.B. Cooper does not match a new suspect in the case.
Special Agent Fred Gutt cautioned that the test does not necessarily rule out the deceased suspect because investigators do not know whether DNA on the tie is that of the hijacker. Gutt said there are three different DNA samples on the tie and that it's possible it had been used previously by other people.
Gutt says the FBI had an inconclusive round of fingerprint testing and that investigators are now working with family members to identify items that could be tested further for fingerprints.
Federal investigators have checked hundreds of leads since the man dubbed "D.B. Cooper" parachuted from a flight with $200,000 dollars in ransom in 1971.