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In between his news and entertainment projects, Mr. Colbert has provided more than 30 years of crisis-management training and media-liaison services to police, fire, intelligence and military academies and departments. In 2009, he launched COMMSTATIM, a research firm for public servants. It’s primary goal: to help translate their emergency incidents and criminal justice cases into news and entertainment stories that emphasize integrity, lessons learned and public service. And at no cost to the agencies involved. Most of his produced projects and published books have involved public-service sources or consultants.

Cooper Mystery Appears Cracked; California Man Suspected - DB Cooper
08/12/2018
Cooper Mystery Appears Cracked; California Man Suspected - DB Cooper

Cooper Mystery Appears Cracked; California Man Suspected - DB Cooper

Hollywood Reporter; by Ryan Parker, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Army vet claims he’s made a connection through code-breaking skills   It was one of the most mysterious unsolved crimes ever committed, becoming a cultural phenomenon and spawning books, films and numerous mentions in TV shows — and a...

Ex-Army codebreakers: D.B. Cooper revealed identity in masked messages - DB Cooper
08/12/2018
Ex-Army codebreakers: D.B. Cooper revealed identity in masked messages - DB Cooper

Ex-Army codebreakers: D.B. Cooper revealed identity in masked messages - DB Cooper

American Bar Association Journal; By Debra Cassens-Weiss, August 9, 2018 The parachuting hijacker who vanished with $200,000 ransom in 1971 is alive and well. That according to a private cold case team led by former FBI agents, which obtained his taunting letters to newspapers through the Freedom of...

D.B. Cooper: New wrinkles in the tale of a mystery skyjacker - DB Cooper
08/12/2018
D.B. Cooper: New wrinkles in the tale of a mystery skyjacker - DB Cooper

D.B. Cooper: New wrinkles in the tale of a mystery skyjacker - DB Cooper

Arizona Republic; By Dennis Wagner, Thursday, August 9, 2018 In 1971, a hijacker parachuted from a jetliner over the forests of Oregon and slipped away with $200,000. The skyjacker, who used the alias “Dan Cooper” in taunting letters to the FBI, was never apprehended. For crime buffs, the case o...

D.B. Cooper: Has Indiana Man Cracked The Code Of Infamous FBI Mystery? - DB Cooper
08/09/2018
D.B. Cooper: Has Indiana Man Cracked The Code Of Infamous FBI Mystery? - DB Cooper

D.B. Cooper: Has Indiana Man Cracked The Code Of Infamous FBI Mystery? - DB Cooper

CBS (CHICAGO) – By Brad Edwards August 8, 2018 at 10:20 pm It’s one of the most baffling unsolved crimes in FBI history. In 1971, a man, later known as D.B. Cooper, hijacked a Seattle-bound flight, and parachuted out of the airplane with a ransom totaling $200,000. He was never seen again. Now, ...

Thanks Rick for your excellent work in cracking these codes!
08/05/2018
Hoosier says he cracked code to identify D.B. Cooper - DB Cooper

Thanks Rick for your excellent work in cracking these codes!

By Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star; Friday, August 03, 2018 WHEATFIELD, Ind. — It was the incongruous string of numbers in a 1971 letter that first attracted Rick Sherwood. 717171684* “The numbers,” he explained, “just didn’t belong.” And he couldn’t let it go. So, for hours after hour la...

Fitz's Stockton: Why the FBI won't nail DB Cooper
07/03/2018
Fitz's Stockton: Why the FBI won't nail DB Cooper

Fitz's Stockton: Why the FBI won't nail DB Cooper

In 2016, a jaw-dropping History Channel documentary made a convincing case that legendary skyjacker D.B. Cooper was a man named Robert W. Rackstraw, who

Press Releases: The Smoking Gun on D.B. Cooper - DB Cooper
06/30/2018
Press Releases: The Smoking Gun on D.B. Cooper - DB Cooper

Press Releases: The Smoking Gun on D.B. Cooper - DB Cooper

For details on Cooper’s escape, Rackstraw’s secret Army-coded messages, his CIA Black Ops history, and the ongoing FBI cover-up, CLICK on these media releases: *9/11/17 Release: Two lead FBI agents on the 1980 Cooper river cash recovery operation now want Rackstraw re-investigated *11/19/17 Rele...

PI Team: Skyjacker’s ‘confession’ unmasked in Army-coded letter - DB Cooper
06/30/2018
PI Team: Skyjacker’s ‘confession’ unmasked in Army-coded letter - DB Cooper

PI Team: Skyjacker’s ‘confession’ unmasked in Army-coded letter - DB Cooper

New York Daily News; by Megan Cerullo; Thursday, June 28, 2018 A team of cold-case investigators claim they’ve decoded a 1972 message by D.B. Cooper — and that it revealed a confession from Vietnam veteran Robert Rackstraw, long suspected of being the infamous skyjacker. The typed letter was add...

Sleuth: Army-coded letter reveals D.B. Cooper's secret identity - DB Cooper
06/30/2018
Sleuth: Army-coded letter reveals D.B. Cooper's secret identity - DB Cooper

Sleuth: Army-coded letter reveals D.B. Cooper's secret identity - DB Cooper

Oregonian; by Doug Perry; Thursday, June 28, 2018 FBI Founder J. Edgar’s lab staff missed all six Army codes! The infamous skyjacker known as D.B. Cooper encrypted his real identity in a note to The Oregonian in March 1972, three months after he parachuted from Northwest Orient Flight 305 and disa...

D.B. Cooper cold case team accuses FBI of stonewalling - DB Cooper
02/04/2018
D.B. Cooper cold case team accuses FBI of stonewalling - DB Cooper

D.B. Cooper cold case team accuses FBI of stonewalling - DB Cooper

New York Daily News by Reporter Megan Cerullo February 1, 2018 His accusations refer to the case of a man known as Dan Cooper, who in 1971 hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305 and jumped off the plane with $200,000 in ransom somewhere over the Pacific Northwest. He disappeared, and the FBI concluded...

Startling coded evidence upends the D.B. Cooper case - DB Cooper
01/20/2018
Startling coded evidence upends the D.B. Cooper case - DB Cooper

Startling coded evidence upends the D.B. Cooper case - DB Cooper

Oregonian by Douglas Perry, January 3, 2018 “Sirs, I knew from the start that I wouldn’t be caught,” the letter begins. Postmarked Dec. 11, 1971, it was signed, “D.B. Cooper,” the name the press had given to the unknown criminal who, less than a month before the missive landed at several n...

Investigators: Secret codes in hijacker note verify living suspect - DB Cooper
01/20/2018
Investigators: Secret codes in hijacker note verify living suspect - DB Cooper

Investigators: Secret codes in hijacker note verify living suspect - DB Cooper

SeattlePI By Daniel DeMay, January 4th, 2018 A nine-digit number typed at the bottom of a letter believed to have been sent by the infamous hijacker confirms the note could have come from only one person, according to a cold-case investigative team. That person is a San Diego man named Robert W. Rac...

Cold case team tries to crack D. B. Cooper’s Army code - DB Cooper
01/20/2018
Cold case team tries to crack D. B. Cooper’s Army code - DB Cooper

Cold case team tries to crack D. B. Cooper’s Army code - DB Cooper

The Daily Astorian By Erick Bengel, Friday, January 05, 2018 A hidden code written in a court-released D.B. Cooper letter, held by the FBI for 46 years, may be the game-changer that identifies the mysterious 1970s skyjacker. The typed note surfaced last November after a Freedom of Information Act su...

Sleuth claims hidden encryption links Cooper letter to Special Forces-trained veteran - DB Cooper
01/20/2018
Sleuth claims hidden encryption links Cooper letter to Special Forces-trained veteran - DB Cooper

Sleuth claims hidden encryption links Cooper letter to Special Forces-trained veteran - DB Cooper

Fox News; by Ryan Gaydos, 1/5/18 A stream of numbers at the bottom of a typed letter believed sent by the mysterious hijack-fugitive D.B. Cooper came from a man who is still alive, the leader of an investigative team said. Thomas J. Colbert, a writer and TV producer who runs a cold case team led …

Code-breaking could reveal D.B. Cooper's true identity - DB Cooper
01/20/2018
Code-breaking could reveal D.B. Cooper's true identity - DB Cooper

Code-breaking could reveal D.B. Cooper's true identity - DB Cooper

Daily Mail January 8th, 2018 Rod Ardehali/Mailonline & James Wilkinson Dogged independent investigators examining documents reportedly sent by D.B. Cooper believe a secret coded message may finally have confirmed the true identity of the infamous airplane daredevil. A nine-digit number typed at the....

New Evidence May Hold Key Clue to Identifying Cooper - DB Cooper
01/20/2018
New Evidence May Hold Key Clue to Identifying Cooper - DB Cooper

New Evidence May Hold Key Clue to Identifying Cooper - DB Cooper

Inside Edition January 5, 2018 Investigators dedicated to solving the notorious 1971 hijacking of a Boeing 727 believe they’ve finally discovered the identity of the air bandit known as D.B. Cooper – and he’s still alive! On Nov. 24, 1971, a man who went by the name of Dan Cooper claimed he ha...

D.B. Cooper Code Cracked? - DB Cooper
01/20/2018
D.B. Cooper Code Cracked? - DB Cooper

D.B. Cooper Code Cracked? - DB Cooper

Coast to Coast January 5, 2018 A seven-year cold case team trying to solve the infamous D.B. Cooper mystery believes it has deciphered a secret code contained in one of the notorious skyjacker’s taunting letters. Through the team’s federal court order, the missive in question was released to the...

Is the D.B. Cooper mystery solved? - DB Cooper
01/20/2018
Is the D.B. Cooper mystery solved? - DB Cooper

Is the D.B. Cooper mystery solved? - DB Cooper

The London Daily Express By Kara Godfrey, January 8, 2018 The infamous hijacking story of D.B. Cooper, closed by the FBI in 2016, has remained a mystery for 46 years. But new evidence may soon pull the ripcord on the whodunit. On November 24, 1971, the man gave a note to a flight attendant, stating....

FBI Accused of Cover-Up After New Letter Surfaces in D.B. Cooper Case - DB Cooper
11/21/2017
FBI Accused of Cover-Up After New Letter Surfaces in D.B. Cooper Case - DB Cooper

FBI Accused of Cover-Up After New Letter Surfaces in D.B. Cooper Case - DB Cooper

    Newsweek, by Christal Hayes, November 20, 2017 The notorious case of the mysterious plane hijacker known as D.B. Cooper just took another curious turn, which has some saying the anonymous criminal who parachuted out of a plane with $200,000 in stolen cash could still be alive. A 1971 letter that...

Investigators: Cooper documents confirm suspect and FBI cover-up - DB Cooper
11/20/2017
Investigators: Cooper documents confirm suspect and FBI cover-up - DB Cooper

Investigators: Cooper documents confirm suspect and FBI cover-up - DB Cooper

  Seattle Post-Intelligencer; by Daniel DeMay, November 19, 2017 It’s the case that won’t go away. The only unsolved case of skyjacking in U.S. history remains unsolved, but a team of investigators is confident they have identified the culprit, his co-conspirators, and new evidence covered up by the...

Was DB Cooper's escape COVERED UP by the FBI? - DB Cooper
11/20/2017
Was DB Cooper's escape COVERED UP by the FBI? - DB Cooper

Was DB Cooper's escape COVERED UP by the FBI? - DB Cooper

A letter that spent 46 years buried in the feds’ archives reveals the hijacker may have survived leaping out of a plane DailyMail.com; By James Wilkinson, November 19, 2017 A letter newly released from the FBI’s archives may prove that DB Cooper – the 1971 hijacker last seen leaping out of a plane w...

San Diego man accused of being D.B. Cooper: A life ruined or case solved? - DB Cooper
10/07/2017
San Diego man accused of being D.B. Cooper: A life ruined or case solved? - DB Cooper

San Diego man accused of being D.B. Cooper: A life ruined or case solved? - DB Cooper

By Keith Sharon, Orange County Register, SCNG; 10/6/17 The man in the natty suit smoked a cigarette, ordered a bourbon and soda and carried a bomb in his briefcase. He sat in the rear of the passenger cabin on Northwest Orient Flight 305 from Portland to Seattle. Shortly after takeoff, he slipped th...

FBI on 1980 river dig support key parts of new theory - DB Cooper
09/21/2017
FBI on 1980 river dig support key parts of new theory - DB Cooper

FBI on 1980 river dig support key parts of new theory - DB Cooper

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, by Daniel M. DeMay; Sept. 13, 2017 A new theory about what happened to the mysterious D.B. Cooper has gained attention and perhaps some credence in recent weeks, as two retired senior agents, once on the case, have given the nod to most of the premise. Police trainer and…

DB Cooper: Thanks to a storyteller, the plot thickens - DB Cooper
08/25/2017
DB Cooper: Thanks to a storyteller, the plot thickens - DB Cooper

DB Cooper: Thanks to a storyteller, the plot thickens - DB Cooper

Stockton Record, by Michael Fitzgerald; August 24, 2017 Where 64-year-old Wally, a Korean War vet, told the Cooper escape tale in 1997​ The ace investigator who tied the legendary D.B. Cooper skyjacking case to Stockton last year says the jumper got away with the help of three until-now unknown part...

Additional items found in the dirt mounds during team's dig
08/20/2017
New potential evidence emerges in D.B. Cooper hijacking case - DB Cooper

Additional items found in the dirt mounds during team's dig

  New York Daily News, by Megan Cerullo; Sunday, 8/20/17 A team of sleuths said the FBI has accepted new evidence that could be linked to D.B. Cooper’s 46-year-old cold case. The potential evidence, described by private investigators as “an odd piece of buried foam,” is believed to be one of the key...

Finding D.B. Cooper - DB Cooper
08/19/2017
Finding D.B. Cooper - DB Cooper

Finding D.B. Cooper - DB Cooper

Possible new evidence turns up in D.B. Cooper dig Daily Astorian, by Elleda Wilson; August 18, 2017 Maybe the D.B. Cooper mystery will finally be solved, after all. In case you don’t remember, D.B., or Dan Cooper, hijacked a Boeing 727 on Nov. 24, 1971, demanded a $200,000 ransom, got it, then jumpe...

DB Cooper: Uncovered 'evidence' and crime-partner names now with FBI - DB Cooper
08/15/2017
DB Cooper: Uncovered 'evidence' and crime-partner names now with FBI - DB Cooper

DB Cooper: Uncovered 'evidence' and crime-partner names now with FBI - DB Cooper

Fox News, August 14, 2017; by Inv. Reporter Robert Gearty Physical evidence that may be connected to the unsolved 1971 D.B. Cooper hijacking case is now in the hands of FBI agents in California. The “evidence” — a frayed 18-inch-long nylon strap that may have come from the parachute D.B. Cooper used...

New 'evidence' in DB Cooper case handed over to Bureau - DB Cooper
08/15/2017
New 'evidence' in DB Cooper case handed over to Bureau - DB Cooper

New 'evidence' in DB Cooper case handed over to Bureau - DB Cooper

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 14, 2017; by Daniel DeMay A strap, perhaps from the famed D.B. Cooper’s parachute, was reportedly found recently in the Pacific Northwest and handed over to the FBI as new evidence in the 46-year-old hijacking case. The piece of canvas was located on private proper...

Tip leads D.B. Cooper hunters to alleged chute strap - DB Cooper
08/15/2017
Tip leads D.B. Cooper hunters to alleged chute strap - DB Cooper

Tip leads D.B. Cooper hunters to alleged chute strap - DB Cooper

Oregonian, by Douglas Perry; August 14, 2017 Thomas Colbert, his wife Dawna and their team of searchers have dug up what they say is “potential evidence” that could lead to the true identity of famed 1970s hijacker D.B. Cooper. Thomas Colbert, a longtime Cooper theorist and investigator, told Fox Ne...

Truth will always find a way to surface, no matter how much dirt is shoveled to cover it up.
08/12/2017
Northwest Couple Leads Team to Buried Find - DB Cooper

Truth will always find a way to surface, no matter how much dirt is shoveled to cover it up.

‘Parachute Strap’ hole may also hide D.B. Cooper’s ransom By James Wilksinson, for DailyMail.com; August 10, 2017 A team of volunteer investigators may have found the location of the lost cash stolen by one of the 20th century’s most compelling criminal masterminds. In 1971, a man calling himself Da...

Exciting new developments!
08/12/2017
DB Cooper mystery: 'Potential' physical evidence uncovered in search - DB Cooper

Exciting new developments!

  Thomas Colbert, is handed the ‘potential evidence’ by a retired FBI supervisor Fox News; by Samual Chamberlain Published August 10, 2017 A crew of volunteer cold-case investigators in the Pacific Northwest, led by a former FBI agent, has uncovered what they believe to be “potential evidence” in th...

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08/12/2017
The Last Master Outlaw: How He Outfoxed the FBI Six Times But Not A Cold Case Team

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Bronze Winner: 2016 Independent Publishers "IPPY" Award for True CrimeHonorable Mention: 2016 Foreword Indies Book Award for True CrimeFinalist: 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for True CrimeIn 1971, a skyjacker with a briefcase bomb demanded a $200,000 ransom and a parachute. Then...

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