Background

Born 13 May 1931
  • Place of birth: Crete, Indiana, USA
  • Parents: James Thurman Jones and Lynetta Putnam
  • Children: 9
Cult leader

Case File

Jim
Jones
Murder-Suicide

Victims

909

Cult leader, Reverand Jim Jones, the self-proclaimed “messiah” of his evangelical flock, led his followers to a Mass Murder-Suicide (909 inhabitants of Jonestown, 304 of them children).

  • Cyanide Poisoning
  • Gun Shots

Status

Dead
Suicide

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