Serial 1869

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

February 8, 1979

FBI file no. 86-4286
Latent case no. [Illegible, known to be “B- 68366”]

To: Mr. Alan A. Gise
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OSC)
Department of State
Room 4800
21st and C Streets, Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20520

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

Reference: Department of State request on November 22, 1978
Examination requested by: Department of State
Specimens: This report supplements our report to you dated January 23, 1979.

One more victim has been identified by fingerprints, which brings the total to 588 identified by fingerprints. The additional fingerprint identification is set forth on the following page.

1 – Mr. William G. Courtney
Chief
Air Force Mortuary Services
Headquarters AFMPC/MPCCM
Randolph Air Force Base, Texas 78148

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

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

Body #16-F – Howard, Marie, also known as Duckett, Marie

She was identified by fingerprints appearing on Los Angeles, California, Police Department fingerprint card, their number LA 748 531-H, bearing the name Marie Howard, dated May 8, 1965, and on a Compton, California, Police Department fingerprint card, their number 53610, bearing the name Marie Duckett, dated October 11, 1972. The dates and places of birth are shown as January 20, 1942, January 20, 1945, and December 31, 1950, in California, Louisiana, and Texas. This individual is assigned FBI #671135G.

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
LATENT FINGERPRINT SECTION WORKSHEET

Recorded: 1/31/79 9:40 AM tao
Received: 1/31/7
Reference No:
FBI File No: 89-4286
Latent Case No: B- 68366

Answer to: Mr. Alan A. Gise, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OSC), Department of State, Room 4800, 21st and C Streets, Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20520

Examination requested by: Department of State

Copy to: Mr. William G. Courtney, Chief, Air Force Mortuary Services, Headquarters AFMPC/MPCCM, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas 78148

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

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

Date of reference communication: Department of State request on November 22, 1978

[balance of page 3 and entirety of page 4 consists of handwritten notes from which findings on page 2 were drawn]

Originally posted on April 1st, 2019.

Last modified on December 2nd, 2020.
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