Serial 1490

[Editor’s note: Two subjects of this serial whose names are deleted are Jonestown survivors Tim and Mike Carter. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 300650Z DEC 78
FM BROOKLYN/QUEENS MRA (89-495)
TO DIRECTOR IMMEDIATE
BUTTE IMMEDIATE (VIA FBIHQ)
CHICAGO IMMEDIATE (VIA FBIHQ)
HOUSTON IMMEDIATE (VIA FBIHQ)
LOS ANGELES IMMEDIATE (VIA FBIHQ)
SAN FRANCISCO IMMEDIATE (VIA FBIHQ)
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Set out below are results of interviews of Peoples Temple members who arrived at JFK International Airport, PAA 228, Dec. 29, 1978.

[Name deleted] advised he was a member [several words deleted] denies carrying a weapon. Stated weapons carried by Ed Crenshaw, Jimmy Jones, Tim Jones, Lou [Lew] Jones, Billy Oliver, Bruce Oliver, Danny Motten [Moten]. [Name deleted] advised on

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morning of Ryan assassination he and [Name deleted] were [words deleted]. Contact point, in care of wife, [name and address deleted], California, tel: [number deleted].

Eugene Erskine Smith, black/male, DOB/July 29, 57. Advised he was in Georgetown on Nov. 18, 1978, working as a truck driver. Smith had no relevant information re assassination of Ryan, contingency plans, or hit lists. Denies that he was given an assignment by Stephen [Stephan] Jones to assassinate PT defectors. Contact points, in care of [name and address deleted], Calif. or [name and address deleted], Calif. or [name and address deleted], Calif.

[Half line deleted] Diane Scheid refused to be interviewed on advice of their attorney David Zapp. Contact point, in care of [name and address deleted], Calif. [name deleted] departing New York American Airlines flight 3 JFK International Airport Dec. 30, 1978 – 12:00 PM for Los Angeles.

[2 lines deleted relating to Tim and Mike Carter] refused to be interviewed on

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advice of their attorney Jeremiah Gutman. Contact points, in care of [name and address deleted], Idaho, tel: [number deleted]. [Name deleted] departing New York Dec. 30, 1978, TWA B41 La Guardia 2:00 PM to Chicago from Chicago United Airlines, 763 to Boise, Idaho.

Aurora Rodriguez, white/female, DOB/Sept. 13, 1925. Unable to provide any relevant information. Contact points, sister Manuela Gonzales, 1806 Mississippi St., Baytown, Texas. Further contact point, husband, Grigorio Rodriguez, 1210 Cicique St., Santa Barbara, Calif. Departed New York, December 29, 1878, PAA flight 1 to Houston, Texas.

Armed and dangerous – suicidal tendency

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Originally posted on July 25th, 2020.

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