Serial 787

0 012256Z NOV [DEC] 78
FM BALTIMORE (89-L73 [173]) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (SQUAD 10) IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re Bureau teletype to Baltimore December 1 instant.

For the information of the Bureau and San Francisco, the following activities occurred at Dover, Delaware, on December 1, 1978.

The following items of possible evidentiary nature secured from victim bodies at Dover Air Force Base. The bodies will be identified only by alpha and numeric designation.

From Body 61-H, three canisters containing Tri-X film two of which appeared to be exposed, one of which appears damaged.

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From Body 1-G, 46 rounds of 30-30 ammo and one round of .22 caliber ammo.

From Body 22-A, one magazine of .30 caliber carbine ammo and three magazine pouches.

From Body 31-A, one Ampex 350 recording cassette.

From Body 21-A, eight rounds of .25 caliber ammo.

From Body 3-G, one round .22 caliber ammo.

From Body 34-A, two rounds 7.62 mm ammo.

From Body 24-F, 13 twelve gauge shotgun rounds.

From Body 11-A, one pair Peerless handcuffs with key.

From Body 59-A, one homemade silver ring with name “Jim”. It should be noted several similar rings noticed on other victims, however, not secured as evidence. In addition to the above, numerous handwritten notes and similar material secured as evidence, currently being air dried, were located on several victims.

Liason [Liaison] established with Colonel William Cowens [Cowan] at Mortuary, Dover Air Force Base, regarding autopsies requested by Department of Justice.

Pathologists removing articles of clothing and other

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items of possible evidentiary nature. Estimate that approximately one half of bodies have been processed and expect to complete examinations by December 3, 1978. At conclusion of examinations, Baltimore plans to hand carry all items to FBI HQ.

Armed and dangerous: suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on May 3rd, 2019.

Last modified on December 30th, 2020.
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