Friday Five: The D. B. Cooper Mystery

Welcome to the Friday Five blog post!  Each week I will choose one topic based on something I either heard or saw that interested me during the week and link to five articles related to that topic.  I hope you find them interesting as well!


This week, a post in my Facebook feed about a possible new lead in the fascinating FBI case of the disappearance of hijacker D.B. Cooper caught my eye.  The folklore and mystery surrounding this case has interested me since I first heard about it in middle school.  It’s been mentioned in multiple movies and television shows, specifically FBI dramas and police procedurals.   This week’s Friday Five list starts with the article that caught my eye, then goes on to include other thoughts and information about the mystery.



  1. Scientists say they may have new evidence in D. B. Cooper case – From USA Today
  2. FBI Records: The Vault – D.B. Cooper  (Original Files) – From the FBI Vault
  3. D.B. Cooper Hijacking – From the FBI 
  4. D.B. Cooper Wikipedia
  5. Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Season 1, Episode 6 – D.B. Cooper – the History Channel