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Last Name
Given Names
Wesley Karl
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Walnut Creek, California
Residence (US)
Residence (JT)
Cottage 33
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
Information on __Source of Death
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
mechanic/ student (PT occupation record); construction (2nd PT occupation record); diesel mechanic apprentice
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
Government Income
Entry in Guyana
Occupation at __Jonestown
Radio room; Tractor driver; Boat operator (FBI document 89-4286-1207); Airstrip shooter (security) (FBI document 89-4286-1681)
Birth Mother
Lois Fontaine Breidenbach, aka Rocky Breidenbach, Rocky Turner
Birth Father
Melanie Lee Breidenbach
Avis Jocelyn Breidenbach, aka Avis Garcia
Non-Temple Relatives
Family Tree
Another record says birthdate is 9/14/1959; passport DOB above
“This was one of the players on the 1977 Opportunity High School Cobra baseball team. ” - Anonymous

“Wesley was born on 15 Sept 1959, making me 7 yrs older than him, perfect for dominating, playing practical jokes on, and overall just the right age for being a little brother with all the fabulous perks that come with that. Getting him up and ready for school on Sat, cutting the string on his yo yo just before the finals, convincing him he burned the house down. We were close, he looked a lot like me, was really athletic, was quite handsome, as hinted at before. I introduced him to pinball at the bowling alley...all the good influences parents expect. I graduated when I was 17, so he was just ten and we kinda lost track of each other. That is up until the last year before they all departed. Wesley and Melanie would take twice monthly trips from Ukiah to Napa, where I had a record store, though I'm sure he just wanted to visit (which was strictly forbidden by JJ (DY-NO-MITE). Each time he left, he made sure to have 20 or so of the latest 8 tracks (remember those?). We talked about the future. He jokingly – I think – said he wanted to be a pimp. He casually mentioned moving to Guyana as a possibility and seemed enthralled with the James Bond East meets West scenario, though I'd heard so many bizarre plans before, I didn't know what to believe. Then, one day I read the New West Magazine article and thought "This is bad" .Way worse than I'd thought up til then. And, in what seemed like a mere instant later, anchorman Judd Hambrick was reading the confirmed dead.The dream was over. My Mom, brother and sister were all gone. And there is no one to pay.” - Harlan Breidenbach

Looking Back At Some Of The 1977 Opportunity High Cobras ” - Coach Ron Cabral