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This Nov. 1978 photo shows the aftermath of the Jonestown tragedy. Dead bodies of Peoples Temple members are strewn around the Jonestown Commune in Guyana. (AP)

Antioch Man Notified That Wife’s Remains Have Been Located 35 Years After Jonestown

An Antioch man said Friday he was shocked to learn that his wife’s cremated remains had been found inside a decrepit former funeral home, 35 years after she and more than 900 others died in a suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana.

08/08/2014

Memorial gravesite for the unclaimed bodies (and all the names) of the victims of the Jonestown mass killing in 1978. Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland (Mercurywoodrose/Wikipedia Commons)

Remains Of 1978 Jonestown Mass Cult Suicide-Murder Victims Turn Up In Delaware Funeral Home

Police say the cremated remains of nine victims of a 1978 mass cult suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have turned up in a former funeral home in Delaware.

08/07/2014

The SS City of Chester pictured before the wreck. (San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park )

Remains Of Deadly 1888 SF Bay Shipwreck Located Near Golden Gate Bridge

Federal ocean scientists have found the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.

04/23/2014

Christopher Dorner (Photo by LAPD via Getty Images)

Burned Remains ID’d As Fugitive Ex-Cop Dorner

Officials say that the burned remains found in a Southern California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner.

02/14/2013

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Vigil Marks 24 Years Since Hayward Girl Michaela Garecht Disappeared

A vigil was held Monday front of the supermarket where Michaela Garecht was taken 24 years ago. Meanwhile, police said DNA test results on a bone fragment that possibly linked to the case will be delayed.

11/19/2012

Wesley Shermantine is an inmate on California’s death row. Shermantine and his friend Loren Herzog were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” for a murder spree in the 1980s and 90s. (CBS)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allowing ‘Speed Freak Killer’ To Help Locate Victims

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to allow death-row inmate Wesley Shermantine to help authorities search for the remains of his long-dead victims.

07/17/2012

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Bay Area WWII Soldier’s Remains Returning Home

A Bay Area soldier who died during World War II will be buried near his boyhood home after his remains were discovered on a remote island in the South Pacific.

07/09/2012

A truck at the construction site at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on Bascom Ave. in San Jose. (CBS)

Old Cemetery Discovered During Construction Of South Bay Medical Facility

Construction crews at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose have turned up more than a dozen pine boxes which could contain the remains of hospital patients who died more than a hundred years ago.

05/16/2012

A child adjusts a flag on a grave at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Military Graves Mismarked At 2 Bay Area Cemeteries

The Veterans Affairs Department is trying to contact family members about mistaken grave markings at a pair of Bay Area military cemeteries.

03/08/2012

Speed Freak Killers Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine (CBS)

More Than 1,000 Bones Found In ‘Speed Freak Killings’ Evidence Dig

Crews were again using a large backhoe to search a rural well where a convicted killer said he and a friend dumped several bodies during a murder spree known as the Speed Freak Killings.

02/15/2012

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