HSCA Hearings - Volume IV
Volume IV contains the proceedings of Sept. 22, 25, and 26, 1978. The first day
was taken up with the testimony of Richard Helms, former Director of the CIA. Mr. Helms
was Deputy Director for Plans at the time of the JFK assassination, and was responsible
for responding to requests from the Warren Commission.
The morning of Sept. 25 saw the return of handwriting expert Joseph McNally, photographic expert
Sgt. Cecil Kirk, physical anthropologist Dr. Clyde Collins Snow, and photo enhancement
expert Dr. Bob Hunt. The afternoon session included the interview of Louie Steven Witt,
purported to be the "Umbrella Man" seen in the Zapruder film. Mr. Witt was followed by
HSCA staffer Jacqueline Hess, who gave a presentation of the HSCA's analysis regarding the
"mysterious deaths" issue.
The following day began with a narrative by Chief Counsel Blakey, and then continued
with the testimony of Earl Ruby, brother of Jack Ruby. Mr. Ruby was followed by Capt. Jack
Revill of the Dallas Police Department, who was part of the investigative team originally
charged with determining how Jack Ruby had entered the police basement where he shot