May 26, 1979 • 0138 • State-Georgetown • 134540

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979STATE134540_e.html. The State Department FOIA release of 1981 withheld several names associated with Peoples Temple from this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]

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STATE 134540
ORIGIN OCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ADS-00 HEW-06 L-03 ARA-15 CA-01 TRSE-00 SY-05 /037 R
DRAFTED BY CA/OCS/CCS/EUR/FSHALL:DG
APPROVED BY CA/OCS/CCS/EUR/CADIPLACIDO
HEW/SSA/DIO: RNULL (PHONE)
CA/OCS/CCS/ARA:JRINI
L/CA/RHENDERSON (SUB)
——————058284 260641Z /73

P 260138Z MAY 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 134540

E.O. 12065N/A
TAGS: CFED, GY (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: RECOVERED U.S. TREASURY CHECKS
REF: GEORGETOWN 1755 AND 2158

1. THOSE CHECKS BELONGING TO KNOWN SURVIVORS OF THE JONESTOWN DISASTER SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE SURVIVORS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BY REGISTERED MAIL. SINCE GEORGETOWN MAY NOT HAVE THE MOST RECENT ADDRESS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL SURVIVOR, THEY ARE PROVIDED BELOW. THIS INFORMATION IS COVERED BY THE PRIVACY ACT AND MAY NOT BE RELEASED EXCEPT TO OTHER U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ON A NEED TO KNOW BASIS.

2. (A) MONICA S. BAGBY, 1263 62ND STREET, OAKLAND, CA 94608; (B) MADELEINE J. BROOKS, 219 SOUTH HUMBOLDT, SAN MATEO, CA 94401; (C) BEATRICE A. ORSOT, CARE OF: NETTIE SCHEXNAYDER,

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150 BROAD STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94112; (D) EDITH A. PARKS 319 JONES STREET, UKIAH, CA. 95482; (E) ODELL RHODES, 2027 EDISON, DETROIT MICH. 48206; (F) CATHERINE H. THRASH, 19628 GALWAY AVENUE, CARSON, CA. 90746.

3. MIGUEL DEPINA DIED IN THE UNITED STATES ON MARCH 21, 1979 ACCORDINGLY, HIS CHECKS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH 7 FAM 251.7 TREASURY WILL RETURN THE MONEY TO THE PAYING AGENCY, SSA, WHO WILL CARRY THE MONEY IN THEIR BOOKS AS AN UNDERPAYMENT UNTIL A CLAIM IS SUBMITTED BY A QUALIFIED NEXT OF KIN OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on October 24th, 2020.

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