As cars trickled into the RV Corral lot to see Roosevelt Middle School's Mystery Safe cracked, it was clear that many Eugene residents felt whatever was found inside the safe Tuesday evening was worth waiting for.
One suspect made a deathbed confession that he was the never-captured skyjacker D.B. Cooper. Another was a fugitive at the time of the hijacking. Still another was an airline worker and former paratrooper. Each had a face that closely resembled Cooper's. None were him.
An attorney who is writing a book about the D.B. Cooper investigation claims the legendary hijacker who vanished from the back of a passenger jet with $200,000 in ransom in 1971 retired to Depoe Bay on the Oregon coast.