searching for mummy: John Wilkes Booth

Jennifer Dorner (
28 Aug 1995 14:31:53 GMT

This message is being posted for Ken Hawkes at the University
of Tennessee, Memphis. If you have a response, please e-mail to: Thanks.

I work in the Department of Pathology at the University of Tennessee
Medical School in Memphis.

For the last five years, I have been looking for the mummified
remains of a man, who, on his deathbed in 1903, said he was
John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln.

He physically checked out to be Booth, both in appearance and in
physical abnormalities, e.g., healed fracture of the left ankle,
dislocated right thumb, and scar above the right eye.

The reason that I am looking for him is because forensic medicine
is now advanced enough that if I locate the mummy, I can prove if
John St. Helen realy was Lincoln's killer.

Travelling with the mummy may be several X-Rays of his stomach
showing a ring in it with the initial "B" and also a sign with
the title "American Historical Research Society" with a picture
of several doctors standing around the mummy.

I would appreciate any assistance you might offer.

Ken Hawkes
Department of Pathology
University of Tennessee, Memphis

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