It's been 40 years since the Jonestown massacre, yet there is still some mystery surrounding how the group's leader Jim Jones died. Was his gunshot self-inflicted? Could someone else have pulled the trigger through an act of heroism or loyalty? Is it possible he was already dying from other health problems?
One element of the 1978 mass death at Jonestown that hasn't been explored much is leader Jim Jones' rampant drug abuse—and how he used substances as a tool of control in his church. A&E Real Crime investigate the roles drugs played at Jonestown.
Michael J. Tillman says 20 years in the crime-scene cleanup field have taught him how to walk the line between sensitive, personal care for a victim's family and maintaining a sense of remove so he can still come to work the next day.