Troy hosts with Amy and Clay as they set the stage for the “Salamander Letter” bombings that occurred in SLC on October 15, 1985. This episode details Mark Hofmann and what may have motivated him to become the most successful forger in modern history and introduces first two forged documents he sold to the LDS Church.
***Correction: Brent Ashworth was the “vice president and corporate attorney for Nature Sunshine Products,” according to Sillitoe and Roberts’ “Salamander.” He was not the owner or founder.
Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders
The Mormon Murders: A True Story of Greed, Forgery, Deceit and Death
Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case
Register of the Mark Hofmann Case Collection
Blessing to Joseph Smith III
The Tanners’ examination of the documents and the Josiah Stowell letter
The Salamander Letter