The name “Citizen Sleuths” easily became the logical choice by the Cooper Research Team as the web address for this site. A term originally coined by the former case agent, Special Agent Larry Carr, it was the name he’d given the Team back in 2009 and used in the media to describe the group.
Tom Kaye, Associate researcher Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle, WA.Alan Stone, President, Aston Metallurgical Services Co., Inc. Wheeling IL.Carol Abraczinskas examines D.B. Cooper's tie in the FBI archive in Seattle, 2009.
Tom Kaye, Principal Investigator Associate Researcher Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle, WA Tom Kaye's main scientific interest is spectroscopy which branches out into the fields of paleontology and astrophysics. In paleontology, he leads yearly expeditions for the Burke Museum to recover dinosaur bones. He is directly involved in the controversy over the detection of preserved blood cells and blood vessels in T. rex bones where his work points to a bacterial source. In astrophysics he leads a team of astronomers that are trying to discover an extrasolar planet using spectroscopy to detect the stars wobble. Recently he has been working on analysis of grave goods from the 8,000-year-old Gobero site in Africa as well as the Chinese Feathered Dinosaurs. Curriculum VitaeBurke Museum Page
Alan Stone President, Aston Metallurgical Services Co., Inc., Wheeling, IL Alan is the founder and president of ASTON. He graduated from the University of Illinois with degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and Business. He has performed thousands of failure analyses and corrosion investigations. His areas of expertise include optical microscopy of metals and scanning electron microscopy/EDS micro analysis. Projects have included analyzing industrial components, aircraft/spacecraft/marine/automotive/locomotive components, archeological/antique/art objects, structural components of all kinds, as well as specimens of historic and national significance. Alan has contributed to the (formerly FBI) Slice EDS database, hosted ASM Materials Camps, taught heat-treating workshops and has publications and photomicrographs in technical books and journals.
Carol Abraczinskas Principal Scientific Illustrator, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carol Abraczinskas began her career as a professional artist in 1989 at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, documenting Egyptian and Nubian artifacts. Later that year, she joined Paul Sereno’s team at the University of Chicago, accompanying him on field expeditions to Texas and Niger as a scientific illustrator. Her award-winning drawings have been featured in exhibits at the Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, as well as in national magazines and scientific journals such as Science, Nature, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, National Geographic, and Newsweek. She has contributed her expertise to after-school workshops as well as to graduate classes at the University of Chicago, where she has taught advanced courses in Scientific Illustration since 1994. The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology awarded her the John J. Lanzendorf Paleoart Award for Scientific Illustration in 2000, 2005, and 2008. Recent features on Carol and her work have appeared in Scientific American, The Chicago Tribune, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine. Carol is a 2012 graduate of the FBI's Citizens' Academy.
Special thanks to all the people that assisted in this investigation:
Direct Assistants J. Warner Dr. Steven Janssens Wayne Walker Mike Blumenthal Kristin Vicari Dr. Frank Vicari Chris Trappe Jim Trappe H. P. Skip Palenic Gene Cattau Linda Cattau Tim Reilly Carol Kaye Robert Crawford Andrew Niebler Glen Scanner Dennis Long Raymond Abraczinskas
Contributors Seattle FBI Special Agent Larry Carr Special Agent Curtis Eng Bruce Friedland,FBI Special Agent Fred Gutt Ayn S. Dietrich, FBI Special Agent Robbie Burroughs Ron Schutz Larry Hanek Stan Seagle Richard Fazio Marc Povitsky Kathleen Housley Brian Ingram Jerry Thomas Jim Warren RMI Edward Walsh Don Stone
Contributors (cont.) Mitchell Kaplan George Basile Lisa Schme Georgia Litsos 377 Snowmman Dropzone Forum Ringquist Family Beth Christie Dave Healy Chris Ingalls Randy Cox Phil Day Gary Gaugler Bob Davis Hicks Family Eva Stone Alliance Rubber Company Geoffrey Gray