The remains of nine Jonestown victims turned up in a Delaware funeral home.
In a nice touch, that funeral home has long been closed. The building is decaying, by one account.
Dover police were called by the owners, a bank, of a dilapidated funeral home to inspect suspicious containers that were found on the site. The remains of nine Jonestown victims were found in the former Minus Funeral Home in Dover, among 33 containers of remains...
The dilapidated former funeral home in Dover had a padlock on the double front doors. The building showed few signs of its former use, although a floral design was etched in glass panes at the entrance. Dead vines hung from the building’s white plaster walls, and cracked windows were repaired with blue tape.
"Minus" is a grand name for a funeral home.
Jonestown is now entering the archaeological stage of history.
The discovery of the ashes inside the former funeral home building prompted authorities to dig outside on Wednesday to check for any other unclaimed remains. None were found. During the dig, authorities found an arrowhead, two animal bones, oyster shells and charcoal outside, according to the release.
As Faulkner wrote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
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