Serial 1876

[Editor’s notes: Several of the subjects whose names are deleted in this serial are known to the editor. Those notations have been indicated by red type.

[Information on page 3 of this serial was duplicated from page 2 of Serial 1215. Pages 4 and 5 of this serial were duplicated from the first two pages of Serial 1003.]

FBI LABORATORY
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

January 31, 1979

To: SAC, San Francisco
From: Director, FBI
Re: RYMUR

Examination requested by: SAC, San Francisco
Reference: SAC, Baltimore letter dated 12/1/78
Examination requested: Duplication – Firearms
FBI file no: 89-4286
Lab. No.: 81205068 S/E TH SH

Remarks:

Descriptions of the other specimens submitted with Baltimore letter and results of the examination of the specimens will be submitted separately.

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Report of the
FBI LABORATORY
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

January 31, 1979

To: SAC, San Francisco
Re: RYMUR
FBI file no: 89-4286
Lab. No.: 81205068 S/E TH SH

Specimens received: 12/5/78

Q 39 – One TDK C90 cassette tape marked in part ”from [name deleted] [source of tape was Carol Boyd]

Results of examination:

One magnetic cassette tape copy was prepared of the pertinent portion of Q 39. The pertinent portion contains about 3 minutes of conversation.

The consent copy was forwarded to SAC, San Francisco on 1/19/79, via registered mail number 716813. Q 39 was returned to the Baltimore office on 1/19/79, the registered mail number 716808.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Department of Justice
Laboratory Worksheet

To: SAC, San Francisco
RE: RYMUR

December 11, 1978
FBI File No: 89-4286
Lab No.: 81205068 S/E TH SH

Examination requested by: Baltimore
Reference: Letter dated December 1, 1978
Examination requested: Firearms
Specimens received:

Q 34 Fragments from Speier (Q1)
Q 35 Unknown item (Q2)
Q 36 Fragments from Sung (Q3)
Q 37 Bullet (Q4)
Q 38 Roll of film (Q5)
Q 39 Cassette tape (Q 6)

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Date: 12/1/78
To: Director, FBI
(Attn: FBI Laboratory and Photographic Unit)
From: SAC, Baltimore (89-173)

Subject: RYMUR

Re Hyattsville Resident Agency telephone call to Mr. [name deleted], Photographic Operations Center, 12/1/78.

Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory on the following items, which were obtained at Andrews Air Force Base (AAFB), Maryland, in connection with the captioned matter:

Q1. Bullet fragments from forearm of Jacqueline Speier.
Q2. Unknown item removed from forearm of Jacqueline Speier.
Q3. Bullet fragments removed from right forearm of Steven Sung.
Q4. Bullet removed from left shoulder of Ronald Javers.

Enclosed for the Photographic Unit is the following, which was obtained at AAFB, Maryland, in connection with the captioned matter:

Q5. Roll of film from [name deleted].

Enclosed for the Bureau is one copy of FD-302 reflecting recovery of Q4.

Enclosed for San Francisco or the original and seven copies of same FD-302. Also enclosed for San Francisco is one cassette tape obtained from Mrs. [name deleted] [Carol Boyd], which contains conversation between her and her two nieces, [name deleted] and [name deleted] [Judy and Patty Houston], who were members of the Jonestown Settlement. San Francisco should note that Mrs. [Boyd] requested that the state be returned to her upon completion of captioned investigation.

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BA 89-173

The FBI Laboratory is requested to examine Q1 through Q4 to determine their potential evidentiary value.

The Photographic Unit is requested to process Q5.

Results of the examination of enclosed items should be returned to San Francisco or disposed of by the FBI Laboratory upon completion of above requested examinations.

The Photographic Unit and San Francisco should return note that Mrs. [Boyd] specifically requested the return of Q5.

Originally posted on August 4th, 2020.

Last modified on November 25th, 2020.
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