Serial 1491

[Editor’s note: Although this serial has been heavily redacted, one of the subjects whose name is deleted is Jonestown survivor Odell Rhodes. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 290441Z DEC 78
FM MIAMI (89-179)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) IMMEDIATE
DETROIT IMMEDIATE
BROOKLYN0-QUEENS IMMEDIATE
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UNCLAS
RYMUR

[Deleted name] [Odell Rhodes] arrived at Miami International Airport aboard A.L.M. flight 977 at 6:53 PM 12/29/78. He was met by FBI and Secret Service agents, subject went through Immigration and Customs. He was uncooperative and refused to be interviewed, stating he wanted a lawyer present before furnishing an interview. He also refused to be fingerprinted or photographed, but he did voluntarily furnish a copy of his passport picture.

[Rhodes] stated that he was on his way to Detroit, but [balance of paragraph deleted]

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inferred that he did not have a connecting ticket at the moment and was going to purchase one tonight. He furnished [2 lines deleted]. He would not furnish [deleted name] name. He stated that he had someone waiting for him here in Miami, but since plane arrived three hours late, he believed person left.

He was advised to contact FBI office Detroit upon his arrival there. [Rhodes] stated that on Tuesday, January 2, 1979 he would get in touch with the FBI Detroit Office, and submit to an interview.

[3 line paragraph deleted]

The following information and description was obtained based on observations and voluntary information furnished by [3 lines deleted]

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[Most of page heavily redacted except for final line] subject arrived in Guyana summer or fall of 1977.

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Originally posted on July 25th, 2020.

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