1968 -- Dade County
Dade County OCB file #3-57]
DATE: September 9, 1968
CASE NO.: CI 3-57
TO: E. WILSON PURDY, Director
FROM: JOHN L. VERMILYE, Commander
Vice and Intelligence Section
SUBJECT: Bombing: RAFAEL REYES SPINDOLA, Mexican Consul
At approximately 12:15 a.m., this date, this writer was
Complaint Officer J. Montgomery and advised that a bombing
place at 912 S. w. 74 Avenue.
Upon the arrival of this unit, the following personnel were
scene: Officers P. Janosky, J. Wunderly, South District
and Sergeant T. Fox of Crime Scene Search Section.
The explosive device used was an M-26 fragmentation hand
failed to fully detonate. On the front porch was found
approximately 3/4" of fuse cap, partially mutilated; a
spring steel, opened to a length of approximately 6 feet,
"pebbles" of, and powdered, composition "B" explosive; a
mark on the
wall 9" above the floor and 4" south of the door jamb.
was apparently made by the hand grenade, when it struck the
Due east of the front door, on the edge of S. W. 74 Avenue,
the front of the house, was located the top half of the
east-southeast of the front door, the safety lever was
From the above physical evidence, the following conclusion
were reached by this agent:
Person (s) unknown threw the hand grenade from the street,
(S. W. 74
Avenue) onto the porch. It struck the front wall and
fell to the
Upon detonation, approximately 1' 3" east of the front door,
fuse cap exploded, and that only partially, causing the
grenade to fly
apart. The safety lever was found at the point where
ejected during the flight of the grenade.
No damage resulted form this incident, the only thing being
a scorched area on the concrete floor of the porch.
The victim, RAFAEL REYES SPINDOLA, white male, 48, who is
Consul General, did not see or hear anything unusual prior
A check of the neighborhood revealed no witnesses to this
This again appears to be the work of the "Cuban Power" group
which has been active in this area.
All physical evidence was impounded for processing by the
PREPARED BY: _______________________
E. WILLIS, Agent
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