Jan 2, 1979 • 1449 • Georgetown-State • 0005

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1530 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The State Department release withheld all names associated with Peoples Temple from this cable. They are denoted below in red type.

[The text for this document was released in 2014 by the now-defunct Wikileaks website at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE00005_e.html. This URL may be available through the Wayback Machine.]

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ACTION SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 USSS-00 HEW-06 INSE-00 CTME-00 H-02 FBIE-00 L-03 CCO-00 PASO-00 /034 W
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R 021449Z JAN 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8623
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 0005
DEPARTMENT PLEASE PASS: USSS HEW, WASHDC FBI, WASHDC U.S. IMMIGRATION, NEW YORK U.S. CUSTOMS, NEW YORK
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC, GY, (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS’ DEPARTURE FROM GUYANA

1. THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS DEPARTED GUYANA ON DECEMBER 29, 1978 VIA PANAM FLIGHT 228:

TIMOTHY CARTER
MICHAEL CARTER
HERBERT NEWELL
AURORA RODRGUEZ
HENRY CANNON
DIANE SCHEID
MARY ANN CASSANOVA
EUGENE SMITH

DWYER [Richard Dwyer, Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Georgetown]

NOTE BY OC/T: PASSED TO U.S. IMMIGRATION AND U.S. CUSTOMS, NEW YORK.

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