Serial 1487

[Editor’s note: The subject of this serial whose name is deleted in most places is the son of Jonestown victim Ruth Lowery. While his first name remains unknown, the serial below revealed at one point that his last name is also Lowery. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

FBI Airtel

Date Dec 29 1978

TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)
FROM: SAC, BROOKLYN-QUEENS (89-495) (P)
SUBJECT: RYMUR

ReNYtel to SF, 12/27/78.

Enclosed for SF are an original and two copies and for Bureau two copies of FD-302 pertaining to interview of [name deleted] conducted 12/27/78 at Brooklyn, NY.

Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

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[photocopy of outside of manila envelope]

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FD-302

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 12/28/78

An individual who identified himself as [name deleted] [Lowery] was contacted by a Special Agent (SA) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and provided the following information.

[Lowery] advised that he is a surgeon at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York (NY), and formerly resided in California. [name deleted] stated that his only knowledge of the People’s Temple (PT) was that his mother, Ruth Lowery was a member of the PT commune at Jonestown, Guyana, and has been confirmed dead. He advised that letters he received from his mother did not indicate any type of trouble at Jonestown.

[Lowery] stated that he visited Jonestown on November 21, or 22, 1978, and appeared on television in the United States (US). He advised that he offered whatever help he may be capable of giving to families of victims of the Jonestown tragedy. Lowery advised he has no knowledge of PT activities here in the US.

[Lowery] advised he may be contacted at his residence, [address deleted], Brooklyn, NY, telephone number [deleted].

Originally posted on July 24th, 2020.

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