| Jerry Daniels |
|Born||June 11, 1941|
Palo Alto, California
|Died||April 29, 1982 (Age 40)|
Cause of death
|"Carbon monoxide poisoning"|
|Victim of||premature death|
A CIA spook who was reportedly poisoned by carbon monoxide.
On April 29, 1982, age 40, Daniels reportedly died in Bangkok, Thailand. The official report stated that he died of asphyxiation from a leaking propane water heater in his apartment. A disfigured body was found in his apartment, said to have been dead for a few days. The The casket was sealed with explicit instructions and security to guarantee it not be opened. The family was told Daniels' body was in the casket but no verifiable proof was submitted. Upon the casket arriving in Missoula, the Hmong were allowed to honor him with a full formal three-day traditional Hmong funeral celebration. Never has any non-Hmong been paid such tribute. Hmong around the world claimed to have seen Jerry in Laos, the United States, and Europe after the time of his proclaimed death. Many of the Hmong believed Daniels had been placed into protective custody and continued his work.
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