OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five victims of the 1978 mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have been laid to rest in Oakland, California, after their cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home in Delaware.
The Oakland Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/1DxcfqH) that the remains were buried on Monday in a grave where more than 400 other unclaimed or unidentified Jonestown victims are interred.
The ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery was organized by the son of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple leader who took his followers to Guyana before ordering them to drink cyanide-laced grape punch. More than 900 people died.
The five people buried Monday were among nine Jonestown victims whose remains were discovered over the summer inside a shuttered building near downtown Dover, Delaware, that formerly housed the Minus Funeral Home.