Serial 1410

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1410 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[The FBI deleted the names of Jonestown survivors Timothy and Michael Carter from this serial, although they had been previously been released by State. The deleted information from the memorandum has been indicated by red type.]

UNCLASSIFIED FBB 674

[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 232007Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8555
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4420
DEPT PASS TO: US SECRET SERVICE, FBI, DEPT OF HEW, AND JFK INS & CUSTOMS.
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC, GY, (PEOPLES TEMPLE, (CARTER, MICHAEL JULIEN), (CARTER, TIMOTHY JAMES), PROKES, MICHAEL JOSEPH)
SUBJ: W/W: THREE MORE PT MEMBERS RELEASED TO RETURN TO U.S.

1. The Embassy has just been notified by the police that the following three Amcits [American citizens] are free to leave Guyana now that the coroner’s inquest is completed:

Michael Joseph Prokes, DPOB: 31 May 47; Ohio, passport no. D 2735282, DPOI: 26 Dec 73; SFO.

MICHAEL JULIEN CARTER, DPOB, 30 SEP 58: CALIFORNIA. PASSPORT NO. F1059605., DPOI, 23 MAY 75, SFO.

TIMOTHY JAMES CARTER, DPOB, 24 AUG 48: CALIFORNIA. PASSPORT NUMBER F016099, DPOI, 2 JAN 75, SFO.

2. The Department is requested to contact Pan-American (New York) and reserve seats on the first available flight to New York (PA 228). Pan Am will undoubtedly request sky marshals, which the Department is also requested to arrange.

3. USSS [Secret Service] and FBI have particular interest in these three travelers.

UNCLASSIFIED
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Dwyer [Richard Dwyer, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy Georgetown]

Note by OC/T: Passed JFK INS & Customs.

Originally posted on July 24th, 2020.

Last modified on July 5th, 2022.
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