DNA Doesn’t Match D. B. Cooper

All that excitement for nothing: DNA tests from a new suspect in the D. B. Cooper case failed to match DNA from a necktie he left on the airplane he hijacked in 1971. While it doesn’t necessarily rule out the new suspect—the tie itself could have contained someone else’s DNA if, say, it had been borrowed—it makes proof significantly less likely. The new suspect was first identified when a woman, Lynn Doyle Cooper, came forward to say she had childhood memories that suggested her uncle was the hijacker. She also provided fingerprints to the FBI, but those tests were inconclusive.