New Book Claims to Reveal Identity of D.B. Cooper - NBC ChicagoCooper's lifelong friend, after his own year investigation. In May , Principia Media announced the identity of the infamous skyjacker, D. Cooper, at a press conference: Detroit native Walter Reca. In , D. Getting the Truth: I am D. In his book, Koenig painstakingly evaluates all of the evidence, based upon his years of training and professional experience.
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D. B. Cooper in popular culture
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The legend of D. Cooper is known worldwide as one of the most daring and creative robberies in the history of aviation. On November 24, , D. When he jumped out mid-flight, he was never seen again and his true identity has remained a secret for decades. When presented with the manuscript that would eventually become D. Joe possessed the credentials and unique skill set required to assist in this investigation.
That man, known as D. At a press conference Thursday , Vern Jones, the lead investigator and publisher at Principa Media said that the man known as D. Cooper was actually Walter Reca, a former paratrooper in the U. Jones said Reca confessed his crimes to Laurin during a series of conversations, including one in that was recorded. During those conversations with Laurin, Reca detailed the flight path of the plane, how he escaped, and what he did with the money he was given. The plane then took off again with a limited crew on board.