These autopsy reports were provided by the office of James C. Collier, Justice of the Peace of McLennan County, Texas.
Four ATF agents were killed by gunshots during the raid on February 28, 1993. The deadly wounds suggest the ATF agents were killed by precision marksmen. The wounds did extensive damage to vital organs — wounds that could not have been mitigated in the world's best trauma unit, even if such a unit were on the scene. Is it likely those wounds were inflicted by Bible students shooting in the heat of combat?
Contemporaneous photographic evidence shows the Davidians did not meet the ATF with "a hail of bullets" during the February 28 assault, as is alleged in the oficial reports. For a discussion of the identity of the killers, see Who Struck John?
Below is a list of the Davidian casualties arranged by the "Doe" number. The "Doe" numbers were assigned by the coroner before the remains were identified. The process of identifying all the remains continued for more than a year; some were never identified. At some point, McClennan County officials summarized the identifications in an undated document entitled "Waco ID's," and the table below is based on that work.
The Chief Coroner, Dr. Nizam Peerwani, testified at the trial of the surviving Branch Davidians on the methods of recovery, autopsy, and identification (transcript pgs. 5962-66). In reviewing this material, an analyst may discover a number of anomalies, some of which are discussed in Anomalies in the Forensic Process. The coroner's recovery diagrams will also be of interest to serious investigators.
Linked to each Doe number is a page with the official death reports for the individual, provided to the Musem by Office of the Justice of the Peace. In May, 1996, Judge James Collier confirmed by telephone that, since the issue of that matrix, no additional identifications had been established.
Note: Doe 47B and Doe 47C are assigned different identities but the comment seems to indicate they are remains of the same person.
|Date of Identification||Comments|
|13||Diane ("Daisy") Martin||DNA||02/08/94|
|31B||Summers fetus||DNA||02/08/94||same as MC #58|
|31DE||Not identified||Not on "Waco ID's" list|
|31F||Not identified||Not on "Waco ID's" list|
|33||Dayland Gent||DNA||02/08/94||same as MC #47B|
|41||Neil ("Neal") Vaega||Dental||05/15/93|
|43||Lisa Marie Ferris||Dental||05/02/93|
|45||Mary Jean Borst||Dental||05/02/93|
|46||Bone Unidentified||DNA||sample not received|
|47B||Dayland Gent||DNA||02/08/94||same as MC #33|
|47C||Gent fetus||DNA||02/08/94||Consistent with MC 47B|
|50|| Martin child |
|DNA||08/17/93||same as MC 61|
|51A||Not identified||Not on "Waco ID's" list|
|53|| Isaiah Martinez/|
|57|| Crystal Martinez/|
|58||Summers fetus||Anthropology||02/08/94||same as MC #31B|
|59||Unidentified||DNA||08/17/94||No matching DNA profile|
|60|| Unidentified |
|DNA||08/17/94||No matching DNA profile|
|64|| Paiges Gent/|
Kara Brittani Little
|65||Unidentified||DNA||08/17/94||No matching DNA profile|
|67-1 B2||Star Howell||DNA||02/08/94|
|67-2 B4 C4||Cyrus Howell||DNA||02/08/94|
|67-3 B1||Rachael Howell||Dental||05/11/93|
|67-4 B3||Hollywood Sylvia||DNA||02/08/94|
|67-5 A1||Bobbie Howell||DNA||04/14/94||same as MC 69|
|67-6 C2||Rachel Sylvia||DNA||02/08/94|
|67-7||Unidentified||DNA||sample not received|
|67-8||Unidentified||DNA||sample not received|
|68||No body for MC 68|
|69||Bobbie Howell||DNA||04/14/94||same as MC 67-5 A1|
|72||Serenity Sea Jones||DNA||08/17/94|
Below is a scan of the McLennon County document from which the information in the table above was taken.
The signficance of the handwriting in the first column is not known.
Bone chart and
medical glossary available on line.
Anomalies in the Forensic Process may also be helpful.