Detectives seek good Samaritan who mailed ID cards of man who packed D.B. Cooper's parachutes

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WOODINVILLE, Wash. - Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the good Samaritan who mailed the identification cards of a man who was killed in his Woodinville home in April.

According to investigators, Earl Cossey, 71, was found dead in his home by a family member.

Cossey was a former skydiving instructor and packed the parachutes used by airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper four decades ago.

According to investigators, family members had Cossey’s mail forwarded to their home after his death.

Within a few days, his license, credit cards and a casino gaming card were returned.

Detectives need to speak with the person who returned the cards. The person could be eligible to receive up to a $500 reward.

Anyone with information should call Sgt. Cindi West at 206-255-0778.