Serial 1943

FBI Airtel

Date 3/5/79

TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)

ReBQtelcal to SF, on 3/5/79.

Enclosed for SF is one [crossed out, “two” handwritten substitution] originals and two copies for the Bureau, two copies of FD-302s pertaining to Stephen [Stephan] Gandhi Jones, interviewed on 2/27/79, at JFKIA.

[page 2, photocopy of manila envelope]

[Page 3]


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 3/5/79

Upon his arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFKIA), aboard Pan American Airlines flight 228 from Georgetown, Guyana, Stephan Gandhi Jones furnished the following information.

Jones advised that he had arrived in Guyana approximately two years ago and went immediately to Jonestown. Jones advised that he was kept at Jonestown against his will until November 6, 1978 when he went to Georgetown to participate in the basketball tournament.

A review of United States Passport D 26778687 in the name of Stephan G. Jones which expired December 4, 1978, showed no entries after 1977 entrance into Guyana.

A review of United States Passport Z2906975, issued February 22, 1979, showed exit from Guyana February 27, 1979 as the only entry made in the passport.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 2/28/79

Stephan Gandhi Jones was interviewed in the presence of Special Agent [name deleted] United States (US) Secret Service, upon his arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFKIA), aboard Pan Am flight 228, from Georgetown, Guyana. Jones furnished the following information:

Jones stated that he did not wish to talk to the agents until he has had an opportunity to speak with an attorney first. Jones stated that at this time, he does not have his own attorney. Jones stated that he wanted to be fully cooperative with the government, however, he would like to have an opportunity to speak with an attorney first.

Jones voluntarily advised that he had gone to Jonestown, Guyana, approximately two years ago. Jones stated that he was supposed to go down there for a couple of days, however, when he arrived, his father, Reverend Jim Jones, stated that he wanted him to stay there.

Jones advised that the only other S. Jones that he knew in Guyana was Sandy Jones [Sandra Yvette Cobb Jones], a deceased sister-in-law that had worked in the medical unit.

The following descriptive data was obtained through observation and interview:

Name Stephan Gandhi Jones
Alias None
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth June 1, 1959
Place of Birth Indianapolis, Indiana
Height 6 Feet 4 1/2 Inches
Weight 190 Pounds
Build Medium
Hair Brown
Eyes Brown


[Page 5 of serial; page 2 of FD-302]
BQ 89-495


Scars or Marks 4-inch scar on lower abdomen
Occupation Heavy Equipment Operator
Last Employment Jonestown, Guyana
Education Washington High School, San Francisco, California, finished the 11th year, graduated Opportunity High School, San Francisco, California
Marital Status Single
Passport Number Z 2906975, issued February 22, 1979, and previous Passport Number D 26778687, expired December 4, 1978
Arrests None admitted
Father Reverend Jim Jones (Deceased)
Mother Marceline Jones (Deceased)
Sister Suzanne Cartmell
Brothers Jimmy Jones; Timothy Tupper Jones
Aunt Sharon Last Name Unknown (LNU) [Mills], [address deleted]
Destination Point Elysee Hotel, 60 East 54th Street, NY, NY, (for approximately two days)
Grandmother Charlotte Baldwin, Richmond, Indiana, 317-935-2186
Ultimate Destination Suzanne Cartmell, San Francisco, California