Silver Lake to Suicide: Rare Photos and Letters from Jonestown Victims


The briefcase that belonged to elderly Silver Lake residents Herbert and Freda Alexander contained press clippingsThe briefcase that belonged to elderly Silver Lake residents Herbert and Freda Alexander contained press clippings, photos and their daughter Phyllis' letters from Jonestown.; Credit: Kimberly Gomez

Correspondence found in a concealed suitcase details one family's connection to the most infamous religious mass suicide in American history. Read Barry Isaacson's “From Silver Lake to Suicide: One Family's Secret History of the Jonestown Massacre.”