Marla Cooper Recalls Childhood Memory of D.B. Cooper Plane Hijacking
Marla Cooper, 40, told ABC News that she remembers hearing her uncle, Lynn Doyle (L.D.) Cooper, confess to the hijacking, The Express-Times reports.
"I heard my uncle say 'we did it, our money problems are over, we hijacked an airplane,'" Cooper told ABC News.
The man who hijacked the Northwest Orient plane in November 1971 claimed to have a bomb. He collected $200,000 from the FBI and jumped out of the back of the plane over Oregon.
Sources close to ABC confirmed that Marla was the one behind the most recent interest in the D.B. Cooper case. D.B. Cooper was never caught for the crime.
L.D. Cooper died in 1991, but he didn’t die rich because he lost most of the money after parachuting out of the plane, Marla told ABC News.