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Post Mortem Examination of the Real Jesse W. James

Posted by Jay Longley on April 9, 2018 at 8:45 PM

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POST MORTEM EXAMINATION

Posted by: richard c hite (ID *****1958) Date: March 18, 2010 at 18:42:57

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Post Mortem Examination held upon the body of JESSE Woodson James,alias Jesse Frank Dalton and other identies during his lifetime,said examination being held at ESTES

Funeral Home,Granbury,Texas on AUGUST 17,1951 AD

EXAMINATION SHOWED;

1.Height;5ft.8 in.as nearly as could be determined,lying flat on his back.

2.Eyes were blue,longhair was white,fair skinned

3.Bullet wound through left shoulder

4.Bullet woundonlowerleft side of belly

5.Evideence of rope burns on neck,wore shirt size 171/2

6.Bullet wound on right side of neck

7.Bullet wound between shoulders at base of neck

8.Bullet wound along hairline above both eyes

9.Bullet wound under right eye causing eye to droop

10.Small scar along under righteyelid may have been due to removal of mole

11.scar of some undetermined kind on lower lip

12.powder burns across chin hidden by Buffalo Bill type goatee

13.Two bullet wounds on right shoulder

14;Three or four bullet wounds along left arm from wrist toelbow

15.Three or four bullet wounds indicated above elbow on left arm

16.Tip end sort of chewed off on end of left index finger

17.Two bullet woundsin right chest near nipple

18.Bullet wound along right side near second lower rib

19.Evidence of several bullet wounds up and down right arm, probably eight or ten wounds

20Both feet show evidence of having been severly burned,scars on both knees

21.Bad wound on back between both of his hips

22.Cataracts both eyes

PRESENT OF ABOVE EXAMINATION WERE SHERIFF ORAN C.BAKER OF HOOD COUNTY,TEXAS

JOEL.DEERING,HARLEY CHEERY,and MARK L.LIKERS.ATTENDED TO BYE.B.PRICE,JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,GRANBURY,TEXAS

I also have a copy of statement from a Lady, that as a older teenager went with her father to see JESSE,while he was on disply by HOWK,just before his death,they place a donation in a cigiar box,she saw these scars 1st.hand.

Richard

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