DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
COMMUNICATION MESSAGE FORM
FM DIRECTOR, FBI
TO Y17/SECRETARY OF STATE
Y/DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE (AFOSI)
ATTN: JUDGE ADVOCATE, DOVER AIR FORCE BASE AND ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY
Y2/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
ATTN: MR. MIKE ABBEL AND MR. ROGER ADAMS, GENERAL CRIMES SECTION, CRIMINAL DIVISION.
REQUEST FOR AUTOPSIES ON JONESTOWN VICTIMS BY US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.
Re FBI HQ teletype dated December 6, 1978.
You have been previously advised that written permission had been obtained to autopsy the remains of Maria Katsaris and Dr. Larry Schacht.
On December 7, 1978, written consent for an autopsy on the
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remains of the Reverend Jim Jones was obtained from his next of kin, Suzanne Jones Cartwell [Cartmell], who is Reverend Jones’ adopted daughter. Ms. Cartwell provided appropriate legal documents indicating her relationship as the legally adopted daughter of Reverend Jones any consent was signed by her after consultation with Reverend Jones’ sons, Jim Jones, Jr., and Timothy G. Jones, who were survivors of the Jonestown, Guyana, incident, who arrived in New York City on December 7, 1978. Jim Jones, Jr. and Timothy Jones also signed a consent form.
Dover Air Force Base requested to pass above information to Messrs. [names deleted], US State Department, on assignment your location, and Colonel William Cowen [Cowan], Dover Air Force Base.