Serial 1382

FBI Airtel

Date 12/19/78

TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)
FROM: SAC, LOS ANGELES (89-436) (P) (3)
RE: RYMUR

Enclosed for the Bureau is a self-explanatory letter and two photographs from a Mrs. [name and address deleted], North Hollywood, California. Mrs. [name deleted] is providing information concerning a brother, [name deleted] who she does not know the whereabouts of and because of recent news releases concerning identity of victims, is suggesting her brother as a possible victim even though she has no direct knowledge that he was ever in Jonestown, Guyana.

Los Angeles has acknowledged [name deleted]’s letter and was advised that she would hear only if positive identification is made.

[Page 2-5 are photocopies of the envelope and of the photographs of the unnamed brother.]

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Federal Bureau of investigation
Los Angeles, Ca.

Re: Unidentified members of Jim Jones commune suicide

Gentlemen:

One [name deleted] aged 58 – born [date deleted] once lived in Oil City, Pa., Gerry, N.Y., No. Hollywood, Cal., Pittsburgh, Pa., and last heard from approx. three years ago from San Francisco, Cal. Last time seen by his sister was getting on pudgy side, approx. 220 pounds, 5’6″-8”. Was employed by Great Lakes or hauling boats for a number of years, worked one year in No. Hollywood (1946). Was believed working for Salvation Army in Pittsburgh, Pa. prior to being last heard from (S.F.). Was a chaser of strange cults and religions. At one time was supposed to be working on an “island” including building a mission (unknown what religion) that was approx. 10 years ago. Enclosed is a (crossed out, “2” inserted) snapshots of him taken in 1956. That is

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the sum and substance of our information that possibly might lead to his identification. His sister is [name and address deleted], No. Hollywood, Calif. 91606, phone [deleted]

Any information as to his whereabouts or identification as a Jones-cult member will be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,
[name deleted]

Originally posted on July 15th, 2020.

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