David Koresh (born Vernon Wayne Howell; August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993) was the American leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect. The FBI said that Branch Davidian Steve Schneider shot and killed Koresh, then committed suicide, on April 19, 1993 at the cult's compound. He was responsible for the Waco siege.
Koresh in 1987
Vernon Wayne Howell
August 17, 1959
|Died||April 19, 1993 (aged 33)|
|Cause of death||Gunshot wound to the head|
|Body discovered||Branch Davidian ranch|
McLennan County, Texas, U.S.
|Resting place||Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Occupation||Singer, guitarist, religious leader of the Branch Davidians|
and 12 others
- Smyrl, Vivian Elizabeth. "Elk, Texas". Handbook of Texas – Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 30, 2012.