Papers on marriage, birth and cyanide found

April 12, 2008 2:59:14 AM PDT
Copies of search warrants released Friday show police seized dozens of journals and other materials, some documenting marriage and birth records of a West Texas polygamist sect. IMAGES: See photos from this story

The list of documents seized also refers to a "cyanide poisoning document," but offers no other explanation.

The records document more than 80 pages of items taken from the grounds of the Yearn for Zion Ranch in Eldorado owned by the breakaway Mormon sect known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Among the items seized were computer equipment, family photo albums, letters, school and medical records, including some that listed the name of the 16-year-old girl whose call triggered the weeklong raid. But her name was identical to that of several girls in the sect.

Some people have contacted CPS about donating clothes or toys for the children. If you wish to donate items, contact Bernadette Cashin at 713-940-5252.

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