Serials 2377-2379

[Editor’s note: Serials 2377-2379 consist of single page letters – which are almost identical to each other – asking various state and federal law enforcement agencies for assistance in identifying fingerprints of the Jonestown dead. Because they are almost identical to each other, they have been grouped into a single document.]

[Serial 2377]

1/23/80

To: Legat-Mexico, D. F. Mexico
From: Director, FBI (89-4286)

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

In our continuing efforts to identify additional victims in captioned case, you are requested to have the appropriate records searched in an effort to locate fingerprints of Avis Jocelyn Breidenbach, aka Avis Garcia, black female, born 1/5/58, in Stann Creek, British Honduras.

Should fingerprints be located for this individual, it is requested that a photographic copy of the fingerprints be forwarded to the Identification Division, Latent Fingerprint Section, for comparison with the unidentified body prints obtained from victims in this case.

If you are unable to obtain a photograph of any fingerprints located, it is requested that the original fingerprints be forwarded to the Latent Fingerprint Section, where they will be reproduced and the originals returned to you promptly.

Lead

Legat-Mexico, D. F. Mexico
At Stann Creek, British Honduras.

If deemed feasible, will cause a search to be made of available fingerprint records for any fingerprints of Avis Jocelyn Breidenbach, aka Avis Garcia, black female, born 1/5/58, in Stann Creek, British Honduras.

[Serial 2378]

January 30, 1980

Superintendent
State Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
London, Ohio 43140

Dear Sir:

In our continuing efforts to identify additional victims in the mass suicide-murder disaster, which took place in Jonestown, Guyana, on November 18, 1978, I would appreciate you causing a search of your fingerprint records to be made to locate any fingerprints on file for the following individual:

Bonnie Jean Simon, white female, born March 23, 1949, in Medina, Ohio

Should you locate fingerprints on this individual, it is requested that a photographic copy of the fingerprints be forwarded to the Latent Fingerprint Section. These fingerprints are requested for comparison with the unidentified body prints obtained from victims of the aforementioned disaster.

If you are unable to photographically reproduce any fingerprints located, it is requested that the original fingerprints be forwarded to the Latent Fingerprint Section, where they will be reproduced, after which, the original fingerprints will be returned to you. A preaddressed envelope is enclosed for your use in this matter.

Your continuing cooperation in matters of mutual interest is appreciated.

Sincerely yours,
Edward P. Johnson
Chief
Latent Fingerprint Section
Identification Division

[Serial 2379]

1-29-80

To: Legat-Bogotá, Colombia
From: Director, FBI (89-4286)

In our continuing efforts to identify additional victims in captioned case, you are requested to have the appropriate records searched in an effort to locate fingerprints of Helen Ford, aka Helen Love, black female, born 11-6-60, in Trinidad.

Should fingerprints be located for this individual, it is requested that a photographic copy of the fingerprints be forwarded to the Identification Division, Latent Fingerprint Section, for comparison with the unidentified body prints obtained from victims in this case.

If you are unable to obtain a photograph of any fingerprints located, it is requested that the original fingerprints be forwarded to the Latent Fingerprint Section, where they will be reproduced and the originals returned to you promptly.

Lead

Legat-Bogota, Columbia
At Trinidad:

If deemed feasible, will cause a search to be made of available fingerprint records for any fingerprints of Helen Ford, aka Helen Love, black female, born 11-6-60, in Trinidad.

Originally posted on November 10th, 2020.

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