Oleg Nikolaevich Arhipov, author of a monograph on forensic experts in the Dyatlov case, claims to have found a memo dating 15.II.1959 which testifies of the fact that Vladimir Ivanovich Korotaev, the first investigator of Dyatlov case was in cahoots with Vasiliy Ivanovich Tempalov, the Prosecutor in the criminal case to cover the fact that they knew of the death of the students (15.II.1959) before they were found (27.II.1959).
"Vladimir Ivanovich (Korotaev - ed. note)
I am called to report to the deputy prosecutor of the RSFSR (Leonid Ivanovich Urakov - ed. note) in the criminal case of the death of the tourists, and I will be in Sverdlovsk for 2-3 days, so I ask you to look and see that everything is in order. Please take care of the people court claims, If you send cases for further investigation or acquittal, appeal against the verdict also in a 5-day period. All cases are true.
In addition, on the instructions of the regional prosecutor to interrogate the chief of the logging branch of Vizhay Hakimov
whether the leader of the tourist group (who died) said that they will return to Vizhay not on 12.II. 59 but 15.II.59.
This needs to be done faster. I'll call you from Sverdlovsk.
15.II.59 (crossed out) 16.II.59. When Reeba is sentenced, if acquitted or the case is sent for further investigation, you must file a contest.
Greetings Procecutor Tempalov. 15.II.59"Komsomolskaya Pavda article
goes further on about the authenticity of the note and if there could be a typo - the month of march III to have been misspelled as II. We know that the case is dating 6.II. because the same typo allegedly occur on Vasiliy Popov's testimony
Vasiliy Ivanovich Tempalov, the Prosecutor in the criminal case
Vladimir Ivanovich Korotaev, the first investigator of Dyatlov case