I would like to believe that the man in the box is Jesse but I can't buy into the Missouri Death Hoax. Jesse tried to pull the same type of death hoax in 1879 with George Shephard. Why was he trying to pull it off in 1879? Perhaps it wasn't a carefully plotted out plan. One thing I would like to know, Pinkerton and his men were after Jesse's butt so bad they couldn't see straight. Why did it take two punks like Charlie and Bob Ford to bring down the most wanted man in American History and Alan Pinkerton couldn't even do the job long before Jesse's death in St. Jo? I am firm in what I believe that what went on in Missouri in 1882 was a hoax.