The remains of several Jonestown victims along with some Delaware residents have yet to be claimed after being discovered at a former Dover funeral home last month.
The cremated remains were found at the site of the former Minus Funeral Home in August. The remains spanned from around 1970 through the 1990’s.
Nine of the remains were victims of the 1978 Jonestown massacre. The remains of four Jonestown victims, Irra Johnson, Wanda King, Maud Perkins, and Mary Rodgers have been returned to their family.
The remains of one local Delaware resident, Bryan Glass, was also claimed.
Staff members within the Delaware Division of Forensic Science have been working to identify family contacts. They’ve been coordinating that effort with the Jonestown Institute at San Diego State University, the California Historical Society and other Jonestown survivors.
DFS is releasing the names of unclaimed Jonestown victims, and other local Delawareans whose remains have not been claimed in hopes that family members will be identified. Anyone with information on the deceased or their family members is asked to call DFS at 302-5777-3420.
Jonestown Massacre Victims:
Ottie Mese Guy
Local Delaware residents:
Leroy Davis, Jr.
Mekhi and Genesis Gunter