My great grandmother was a member of Jim Jone's church when he was in Manteca. She loved the guy. When that whole thing went down my family were all completely in shock.
As a side note the band Jim Jones and the Kool-Aid Kids were a pretty great band.
They were murdered. there were drag marks from the jungle to the area where they supposedly drank the Kool-aid. Bullet holes too. Also, Koolaid has tried unsuccessfully to escape from its part in the Jonestown story. It's nutts.
i was watching some sort of "60 minutes" (or some other generic news show) episode on tv a couple of years ago and they had a visit to jonestown. while they were walking around the bushes (which is all that is there anymore) they actually found THE koolaid tub. it was squished and rusty, but the guy touring them around (who survived the thing) said that it was the tub.
they threw it into the bushes with a note of "ewwww... gross!"
boy, i know folks who would pay hugely for that thing...