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List of mass suicide victims

March 29, 1997

Thirty-nine people, 21 women and 18 men, found dead after a mass suicide in California’s San Diego County were 26 to 72 years old with driver’s licenses from nine states. Relatives seeking information can contact the San Diego County coroner’s office at (800) 600-0646.

Names of dead whose families have been notified:

Marshall Herff Applewhite (aka Elder Jonathan), 66, no license

Nancy Dianne Nelson, 45, Arizona

Thomas Alva Nichols, 59, Arizona

Margaret Ella Richter, 46, California

Erika Ernst, 40, California

David Geoffery Moore, 41, of Los Gatos, Calif.

David Cabot Van Sinderen, 48, California

Dana Tracey Abreo, 35, (female) Denver

Ladonna Ann Brugato, 40, Englewood, Colo.

Jacqueline Opal Leonard, 71, Littleton, Colo.

Raymond Alan Bowers, 45, Jupiter, Fla.

Suzanne Sylvia Cooke, 54, New Mexico

John M. Craig (aka Logan Lahson), 63, New Mexico

Margaret June Bull, 53, New Mexico

Susan Elizabeth Nora Paup, 54, New Mexico

Brian Alan Schaaf, 40, New Mexico

Joyce Angela Skalla, 58, New Mexico

Gary Jordan St. Louis, 44, New Mexico

Yvonne McCurdy-Hill, 39, Cincinnati

Robert John Arancio, 46, Texas

Cheryl Elaine Butcher, 43, Texas

Michael Howard Carrier, 48, Texas

Betty Eldrie Deal, 64, Texas

Jeffrey Howard Lewis, 41, Texas

Norma Jeane Nelson, 59, Texas

Susan Frances Strom, 44, Texas

Denise June Thurman, 44, Texas

Darwin Lee Johnson, 42, Orem, Utah

Gail Renee Maeder, 28, Salt Lake City

Joel Peter McCormick, 29, Salt Lake City

Gender, age and state issuing driver’s license of the others whose names have not been released:

Male, 50, Arizona license, born in New York, passport issued in Los Angeles.

Male, 47, Lake Forest, California

Male, 26, Boulder, Colo.; born in Virginia, passport issued in Washington, D.C.

Female, 63, Albuquerque, N.M.

Male, 41, Albuquerque, N.M.

Female, 45, Las Cruces, N.M., born in Massachusetts, passport issued in Los Angeles.

Male, 44, Minnesota, born in Michigan, passport issued Los Angeles

Female, 50, Dallas and Albuquerque, N.M., licenses.

Female, 41, state license unknown, born in Texas, passport issued in Seattle.

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