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Walter Reca: CIA Applicant

Walter Reca: CIA Applicant

Walter Reca applied for the CIA and was denied in 1963, just a few years before he would commit America's only unsolved skyjacking.
Walter Reca: Paratrooper

Walter Reca: Paratrooper

His experience in the United States military gave Walter Reca a unique set of skills.
Walter Reca: Orphan

Walter Reca: Orphan

Walter Reca grew up without a father from the age of 6, which had an enormous impact on the man who would later become D.B. Cooper.
The First Suspicion

The First Suspicion

Carl Laurin suspected his friend Walter Reca was D.B. Cooper from the very night of the skyjacking in 1971.
Carl & Walt: The Beginning of a Friendship

Carl & Walt: The Beginning of a Friendship

How did Carl Laurin meet Walter Reca, the man who would later become known across the world as D.B. Cooper?
Who is Carl Laurin?

Who is Carl Laurin?

Walter Reca is D.B. Cooper, and Carl Laurin was his best friend. With a friendship that spanned decades, their story begins long before the skyjacking of 1971.