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Remains of 9 Jonestown victims found in Delaware

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 7, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

DOVER, Del. — Police say the cremated remains of nine victims of a 1978 mass cult suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have turned up in a former funeral home in Delaware.

Officials with the state Division of Forensic Science are working to identify all remains and to notify relatives.

The agency and Dover police said in a statement Thursday that the remains were discovered at the former Minus Funeral Home in Dover.

The division last week responded to a request to check the former funeral home after 38 containers of remains were discovered inside. Thirty-three containers were marked and identified. They spanned a period from about 1970 to the 1990s and included the Jonestown remains.

Bodies of 911 massacre victims were brought to Dover Air Force Base, home to the U.S. military's largest mortuary.

Read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.

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RBBrittain says... August 7, 2014 at 9:04 p.m.

I can't believe DontDrinkDatKoolAid hasn't commented on this one. After all, that whole metaphor came from the Jonestown victims supposedly drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid (though IIRC it was actually a different brand of fruit-flavored drink)...

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... August 7, 2014 at 9:11 p.m.

I've been waiting, just set the hook, watch the drag.

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