JFK Record Discovery Turned Over to Museum

In Dallas, newly discovered old records documenting the exhumation of Lee Harvey Oswald's body will be turned over to the Kennedy Museum at Dealey Plaza. Houston PUblic Radio's Jim Bell explains.

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The Dallas County Medical Examiner found the records of the exhumation of Oswald's remains, which was done to prove they really were Oswald's. The records will be given to the JFK museum in the Texas School Book Depository, from which Oswald fired the shots that killed the President. Spokeswoman Deborah Marine says this unique museum attracts a lot of people from all over the world.

"About 325,000 people visit the museum every year. Whether they are rememberers, and they have come to relive, or to find out more about an event that took place in their lifetime. It may be a curiousity factor. We also get a great number of school children."

Marine says the exhumation records are just something else to add to the JFK assassination story, which lives on amid growing public fascination, even though at least half the people in this country weren't even born when it happened.

"The Kennedy assassination is mentioned in the U.S. press an average of ten times every single day."

National polls indicate as many as three fourths of Americans don't believe Oswald acted alone. Oswald's coffin was dug up in 1981 to put to rest one of the more fanciful conspiracy theories that a Soviet agent posing as Oswald was sent to Dallas to kill the president. Jim Bell, Houston Public Radio News.

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