Nov 25, 78 • 0415 • State-Dover • 298105

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STATE 298105
ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 SSO-00 ISO-00 /016 R 66011
DRAFTED BY:S/S-O:JBARLOW
APPROVED BY:S/S-O:SVALERGA
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FOLLOWING REPEAT GEORGETOWN 3897 SENT ACTION STATE NOV 23.
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP, GY
SUBJECT: FINDINGS IN PARTIAL AUTOPSY ON BODY OF BISHOP JIM JONES

THE OFFICIAL PATHOLOGIST OF THE GOG, DR. LESLIE C. MOOTOO, HAS FURNISHED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: QUOTE: DR. MOOTOO REPORTED THAT HE PERFORMED A PARTIAL AUTOPSY ON A BODY IDENTIFIED TO HIM AS BEING THAT OF BISHOP JIM JONES AT JONESTOWN ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1978. HE SAID THERE WAS A SMALL BULLET ENTRY WOUND ABOVE THE RIGHT EAR, WITH A LARGE, 4 CENTIMETER EXIT WOUND BEHIND THE LEFT EAR. THE WOUNDS APPEARED TO BE SELF-INFLICTED, USING A SMALL PISTOL WHICH WAS FOUND LYING ON THE VICTIM’S CHEST. DR. MOOTOO SAID HE ALSO TESTED FOR POISON AND THERE WAS NOT EVIDENCE THAT HE HAD TAKEN ANY. A COMPLETE AUTOPSY WAS NOT DONE AS THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS OBVIOUS. UNQUOTE.

BURKE

UNQUOTE

CHRISTOPHER

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