[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1682 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/1979GEORGE00203_e.html. This URL may be available through the Wayback Machine.]
GEORGE 00203 151924Z POSS DUPE
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SS-15 SSO-00 FBIE-00 USSS-00 INSE-00 CTME-00 OCS-06 CA-01 L-03 H-02 SY-05 SYE-00 CCO-00 PASO-00 /048 W
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O 151925Z JAN 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 08726
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 0203
DEPARTMENT PLEASE PASS FBI, USSS, JFK IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC, GY, (PEOPLES TEMPLE), (CLAYTON, STANLEY). (TSCHETTER, ROBIN), (PURSLEY, JOAN)
SUBJ: W/W STANLEY [Clayton], JOAN PURSLEY, & ROBIN TSCHETTER
REF: EMBASSY/OPS CENTER TELECON 1/14/78
1. AS REPORTED BY TELEPHONE STANLEY CLAYTON FLEW BACK TO THE UNITED STATES SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 ON FLIGHT LM 942 TO MIAMI.
2. ROBIN TSCHETTER AND JOAN PURSLEY ARE STILL EXPECTED TO DEPART JANUARY 16 ON PAN AMERICAN FLIGHT 228 TO NEW YORK.
BURKE [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]
NOTE BY OC/T: PASSED TO INS JFK NEW YORK.