Serial 1354

[Editor’s note: One of the subjects of this serial whose name is deleted is Louis Gurvich, father of Jonestown victim Jann Gurvich. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 220000Z DEC 78
FM NEW ORLEANS (89-184) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) PRIORITY
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO.

Re New Orleans teletype to Director and San Francisco, Dec. 19, 1978.

[Name deleted] [Louis Gurvich] was interviewed Dec. 20, 1978, and indicated meeting had taken place [line deleted] and was held his request.

[Gurvich] indicated he telephonically contacted [Name deleted] a few days prior to the [Name deleted] meeting in efforts to locate Terry [Terri] Buford who he thought might be in a position to furnish further information regarding the Guyanese matter. [Gurvich] indicated he and

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[Line deleted] are considering filing suit against the Peoples Temple and details both Lane and Buford have with regard to this matter would assist in their determination in regard to this suit.

[Gurvich] advised the motivation for [half line deleted] was the fact that Lane considered him to be the only competent observer in Guyana immediately preceding [following] the suicide-murders and that Lane was soliciting his views in preparation of writing a book.

[Gurvich] advised neither [several works deleted] made any proposals of any sort and the conversation related solely to matters as previously set out.

[Gurvich] indicated he had present commitments and would be happy to sign a statement regarding the above facts at a later date. In view of nature of statement, however, New Orleans will not pursue obtaining signed statement unless advised to the contrary by 00.

FD 302 follows.

Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on July 15th, 2020.

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