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'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

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'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California. "Heaven’s Gate" made headlines around the world. On March 26, 1997, a 911 call came into the San Diego Command Center. “This is regarding a mass suicide. I can give you the address,” the caller said. Shortly after, San Diego Sheriff’s arrived to find a grisly scene: 21 men and 18 women were found dead in the residence. They were all covered in purple blankets and all wearing the same black Nike shoes. None of the bodies had any noticeable signs of trauma....

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