The man said by a relative to be the infamous airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper is buried in Bend, Oregon. An Oklahoma woman went public this week with the claim her late uncle was the mysterious bandit.
But an expert on the 40-year-old case is dubious about this latest suspect to emerge.
Author Geoffrey Gray has just published a new book on the hunt for the real D.B. Cooper. Gray sees some resemblance between the police sketch of the folklore legend and a Polaroid snapshot of a central Oregon man named Lynn Doyle Cooper.
The picture and the suspect's name come from Cooper's niece, Marla. But author Gray questions the timeline of the niece's story and the plausibility of some of her memories from when she was eight years old.
The niece tells interviewers she remembers her uncle coming home to Sisters, Oregon bloodied and bruised the morning after the hijacking.
Marla Cooper tells CNN that she herself doubts the FBI can conclusively prove her suspicions due to a lack of surviving physical evidence.
Veterans Administration records show the uncle, Lynn D Cooper, died in 1999 at the age of 67. He's buried in Pilot Butte Cemetery in Bend, Oregon.
On the Web:
Author Geoffrey Gray's blog:
NPR: New D.B Cooper clues come from niece
CNN interview with Marla Cooper:
FBI vault - D.B. Cooper: