Nation: Ashes over the Atlantic

Jim Jones is cremated, but macabre questions remain

A silver hearse carried his body from Dover, Del., to a crematorium in New Jersey. His ashes will eventually be scattered over the Atlantic. Thus were the Rev. Jim Jones' remains to be disposed of, one month after his body was found among 912 others at the grisly death scene he created in Guyana.

Less easily disposed of were some nagging questions about the episode, ranging from the whereabouts of millions of dollars amassed by Jones' cult to the exact causes of all those deaths. In the...

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