Tom Mauriello, CCJS Adjunct Professor, has been part of a 40-person nationwide cold case team investigating the 1971 unsolved D.B. Cooper hijacking of a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington on November 24, 1971. The man known as D.B. Cooper successfully extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted out of the plane with the cash,never to be identified or caught.
Professor Mauriello came on board to help the team as a forensic consultant in 2013. He provided an analysis of the FBI's four key hijacking witnesses, and their recall of events on the plane during the hijacking. Details will be included in the accompanying book, The Last Master Outlaw, by Thomas J. Colbert and Tom Szollosi, which highlights the investigation and will be available on 7/12/2016.
The History Channel broadcasted a two-night documentary on Sunday (7/10) and Monday (7/11) entitled D.B. Cooper: Case Closed. The documentary highlights the cold case team's 5-year investigation, and the 95 pieces of evidential information that targets one man who is still alive. The two-part documentary is available for viewing on the History Channel website.