DB Cooper Parachute Packer ID’d as homicide victim
The man who packed the parachutes used by infamous skyjacker DB Cooper has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Washington State.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office said that 71 year old Earl Cossey died April 23rd 2013 of blunt force trauma to the head. The sheriff’s office said his body was found by his daughter when she went to check on him.
Cossey played a small part in one of the Northwest’s most enduring mysteries.
Cooper, whose real identity isn't known, hijacked a passenger jet in 1971. He released the passengers at Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport in exchange for $200,000.00 and four parachutes.
He jumped out of the plane somewhere near the Oregon state line. No one knows what happened to him from that point forward.
Cossey was a skydiving instructor and he packed the parachutes provided to the skyjacker.