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April 11, 1990 | From Times staff and wire reports
A judge ruled that a cult leader and two followers could be extradited to Ohio, where they have been charged in the murders of five members of a family. Jeffrey Lundgren, Kathryn Johnson and Daniel Kraft had fought extradition since their arrests three months ago. The three are among 13 alleged cult members indicted in the slayings of Dennis and Cheryl Avery and their three daughters. Authorities believe the killings took place last April 17 at the group's farm in Kirtland.
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May 15, 2002 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bill in Congress, opposed by conservationists and history buffs, would allow the Mormon Church to buy a chunk of historic public land beside four pioneer trails southwest of Casper, Wyo. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wants to buy a 1,640-acre site known as Martin's Cove, where at least 56 Mormon immigrants died in a blizzard in 1856. But conservationists worry that the U.S.
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January 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren's wife, Alice, has agreed to extradition to Ohio to face five counts of conspiracy to commit murder in the ritualistic slaying of five members of a family there, according to her court-appointed lawyer. Attorney Kay Sunday said Alice Lundgren, 38, who has denied any role in the murders, decided to strike out on her own and return to Lake County, Ohio, leaving her husband and son, Damon, 19, behind to face possible extradition hearings.
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April 11, 1990 | From Times staff and wire reports
A judge ruled that a cult leader and two followers could be extradited to Ohio, where they have been charged in the murders of five members of a family. Jeffrey Lundgren, Kathryn Johnson and Daniel Kraft had fought extradition since their arrests three months ago. The three are among 13 alleged cult members indicted in the slayings of Dennis and Cheryl Avery and their three daughters. Authorities believe the killings took place last April 17 at the group's farm in Kirtland.
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January 6, 1990 | LARRY GREEN and TRACY SHRYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal and Missouri authorities Friday arrested seven members of a tiny, mysterious religious commune in the allegedly ritualistic slayings of five members of the same family, whose bodies were found this week on an Ohio farm. Federal agents said five others were being sought, including the head of the cult, Jeffrey Lundgren, a defrocked minister of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who declared himself the "prophet" of his own religion.
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January 8, 1990 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leader of a religious cult and two members of his family were arrested in a motel here Sunday in the ritualistic slayings of an Ohio family of five, authorities said. Jeffrey D.
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January 12, 1990 | H. G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren and his wife had arranged for a relative to come to San Diego to pick up the couple's three minor children so Lundgren and a remaining small group of followers could hide out in the Cleveland National Forest, federal investigators said Thursday.
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January 9, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leader of a religious cult arrested Sunday at a San Diego suburban motel for the ritualistic slayings of an Ohio family had been in another San Diego suburb in mid-December to store guns, ammunition and paramilitary gear, authorities learned Monday. With the capture of Jeffrey D. Lundgren, authorities were combing Southern California for the two remaining fugitives among 13 indicted in the Ohio killings. The pair were sighted in San Diego last Saturday.
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May 15, 2002 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bill in Congress, opposed by conservationists and history buffs, would allow the Mormon Church to buy a chunk of historic public land beside four pioneer trails southwest of Casper, Wyo. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wants to buy a 1,640-acre site known as Martin's Cove, where at least 56 Mormon immigrants died in a blizzard in 1856. But conservationists worry that the U.S.
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January 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The leader of a religious cult admitted to his followers that he killed five members of an Ohio family and had members of his group help bury the victims, according to a court affidavit. Self-proclaimed prophet Jeffery Lundgren, 39; his wife, Alice Elizabeth, 38; their eldest son, Damon, 19, and 10 others have been charged in the shooting deaths of Dennis Avery, 49; his wife Cheryl, 42, and their daughters, Trina, 15, Rebecca, 13, and Karen, 6.
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January 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren's wife, Alice, has agreed to extradition to Ohio to face five counts of conspiracy to commit murder in the ritualistic slaying of five members of a family there, according to her court-appointed lawyer. Attorney Kay Sunday said Alice Lundgren, 38, who has denied any role in the murders, decided to strike out on her own and return to Lake County, Ohio, leaving her husband and son, Damon, 19, behind to face possible extradition hearings.
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January 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The leader of a religious cult admitted to his followers that he killed five members of an Ohio family and had members of his group help bury the victims, according to a court affidavit. Self-proclaimed prophet Jeffery Lundgren, 39; his wife, Alice Elizabeth, 38; their eldest son, Damon, 19, and 10 others have been charged in the shooting deaths of Dennis Avery, 49; his wife Cheryl, 42, and their daughters, Trina, 15, Rebecca, 13, and Karen, 6.
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January 12, 1990 | H. G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren and his wife had arranged for a relative to come to San Diego to pick up the couple's three minor children so Lundgren and a remaining small group of followers could hide out in the Cleveland National Forest, federal investigators said Thursday.
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January 11, 1990 | AMY WALLACE and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The two remaining members of a religious cult sought in the ritualistic slayings of an Ohio family of five were arrested Wednesday in central San Diego County, authorities said. Kathryn Renee Johnson, 36, and Daniel David Kraft, 25, were stopped by local and state authorities as they drove north on a remote highway near Julian, according to April Freud, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
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January 10, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A religious cult leader wanted in the ritualistic slayings of a family in Ohio had been collecting welfare checks in the San Diego area for nearly a month while looking for work before he was arrested Sunday at a suburban San Diego motel, sources familiar with the case said Tuesday. The disclosure surfaced as defrocked minister Jeffrey D. Lundgren, 39, made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning at which his lawyer formally declared that Lundgren was resisting extradition to Ohio.
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January 9, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leader of a religious cult arrested Sunday at a San Diego suburban motel for the ritualistic slayings of an Ohio family had been in another San Diego suburb in mid-December to store guns, ammunition and paramilitary gear, authorities learned Monday. With the capture of Jeffrey D. Lundgren, authorities were combing Southern California for the two remaining fugitives among 13 indicted in the Ohio killings. The pair were sighted in San Diego last Saturday.
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January 10, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A religious cult leader wanted in the ritualistic slayings of a family in Ohio had been collecting welfare checks in the San Diego area for nearly a month while looking for work before he was arrested Sunday at a suburban San Diego motel, sources familiar with the case said Tuesday. The disclosure surfaced as defrocked minister Jeffrey D. Lundgren, 39, made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning at which his lawyer formally declared that Lundgren was resisting extradition to Ohio.
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January 6, 1990 | LARRY GREEN and TRACY SHRYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal and Missouri authorities Friday arrested seven members of a tiny, mysterious religious commune in the allegedly ritualistic slayings of five members of the same family, whose bodies were found this week on an Ohio farm. Federal agents said five others were being sought, including the head of the cult, Jeffrey Lundgren, a defrocked minister of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who declared himself the "prophet" of his own religion.
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