Serial 2102

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Report of the
Latent Fingerprint Section
Identification Division

April 10, 1979

FBI file no. 86-4286
Latent case no. B- 68366

REGISTERED

To: Colonel William R. Cowan
Deputy Director
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
6825 16th St., Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20306

Re: PEOPLES TEMPLE
MASS SUICIDE-MURDER
JONESTOWN, GUYANA
NOVEMBER 18, 1978

Reference: Specimen received April 2, 1979
Examination requested by: Addressee
Specimens: Newborn Identification form bearing footprints of infant, hospital #8352

The footprints appearing on the Newborn Identification form are of value for identification purposes.

One additional victim has been identified by footprints, which brings the total to 593 identified by fingerprints and footprints. The additional identification as set forth on an additional page.

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Colonel William R. Cowan
April 10, 1979

The specimen, as well as a letter dated March 26, 1979, from US Representative Michael O. Myers addressed to Colonel William R. Cowan, which was also submitted, is enclosed.

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PEOPLES TEMPLE MASS SUICIDE-MURDER
JONESTOWN, GUYANA
NOVEMBER 18, 1978

Body #23-H – Vento, Celeste Marie

She was identified by footprints appearing on a Newborn Identification form bearing infant hospital #8352.

[Pages 4 and 5 consists of handwritten notes upon which report is based.]

Originally posted on August 7th, 2020.

Last modified on December 2nd, 2020.
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