On February 26, 1959 the prosecutor of Ivdel, Tempalov, having read the information about the discovery of the corpses of student tourists at height 1079, and taking into account that at height 1079 the corpses of Krivonischenko, Kolmogorova, Diatlov, and others - students, tourists of the Sverdlovsk Polytechnic Institute - were found frozen, and taking into account that in this case a preliminary investigation was necessary to establish the cause of death of these individuals and therefore guided by Articles 96 and 110 of the CPC decided:.

  • To take cognizance of the case.
  • Initiate a criminal investigation into the deaths of the Sverdlovsk Polytechnic Institute tourists and proceed with the investigation.