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 text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE00005_e.html.

[The State Department release withheld all names associated with Peoples Temple from this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]

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GEORGE 00005 021642Z
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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Originally posted on October 18th, 2020.

Last modified on July 15th, 2022.
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