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Utah Family Suicide #500411

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 03, 1978
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(Studio) Report on suicide jumps from hotel window of woman and 6 of 7 children in Salt Lake City. Critical condition of 7th child noted; husband's earlier suicide mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Salt Lake City, UT) Rachel David's suicide along with those of 6 of her children in jumps from International Dunes Hotel detailed. [Witness Irvin ROSE - describes scene.] Earlier suicide of Bruce Longo, known as Immanuel David, his claims to be God, excommunication from Mormon Church and FBI investigation of him on fraud chgs. noted.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer (KUTV newstape)

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Brinkley, David

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