Serial 1370

FBI Airtel

Date 12/7/78

TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)

Enclosed for the Bureau are four copies of an LHM requesting investigation to be conducted by Legat, Mexico City in Panama. R.P. Also enclosed are three copies of a Grand Jury subpoena to be served in Panama and three copies of [Half line deleted]

Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

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United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

December 7, 1978

US Congressman Leo J. Ryan – Victim (deceased)

On November 18, 1978, Congressman Leo J. Ryan and others in his party were killed in Guyana, South America, while visiting the development of the People’s Temple, Disciples of Christ in Jonestown. The murders are alleged to have been an act inspired by members of People’s Temple and believed to be only the first stage of an overall plan which includes the possible kidnapping of top United States government officials and killing of dissidents of People’s Temple.

During the investigation of this case, it has been determined that various members of the People’s Temple, Disciples of Christ, utilized

[Editor’s note: Balance of document withheld under exemption b3 of the Freedom of Information Act.]