Jerry Bibb Balisok
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Jerry Bibb Balisok

  • Birth 8 Sep 1955
  • Death 18 Nov 1978
  • Cenotaph Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 10860996

Jerry disappered in 1978, facing a failing motorcycle business and thirteen counts of forgery. For about six months after that his mother dealt with the aftermath of his mismanagement. The police and FBI searched for her son in the meantime. Mrs. Balisok picked up a copy of LIFE magazine, and on the cover was a picture of the dead cult members from Jonestown. Among the dead, she believed she saw her son and his spouse. She contacted the FBI and the media for assistance, finally she went to where the remains had been returned to the US for identification. (*By the time the bodies were recovered at Jonestown the process of identification was extremely difficult). The charges against Balisok were dropped. Mrs. Balisok passed away in 1983. In 1990 'Ricky A. Wetta' was arrested for attempted murder. A check of his fingerprints revealed he was actually Jerry Bibb Balisok! According to the cemetery, no one was ever buried in the grave, because positive ID could not be made on the body. This is why the stone reads "Buried in California." His mother had the stone placed out of frustration because she believed the Government would not let her have the body of her 'son.' She went to her own grave believing her son had died in Jonestown. Jerry is currently serving a prison sentence in Washington.


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  • Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 27 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10860996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Bibb Balisok (8 Sep 1955–18 Nov 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10860996, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Graveaddiction (contributor 46528400) .