May 29, 1979 • 1410 • Georgetown-State • 2362

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 2217 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE02362_e.html.]

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P R 291410Z MAY 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9744
INFO AMEMBASSY CARACAS
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CARACAS FOR LEGATT.
DEPT PLEASE PASS SECRET SERVICE AND FBI.
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OREP (RYAN, LEO)(PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJ: PEOPLES TEMPLE MEMBER PAULA ADAMS REPORTED IN U.S.

1. OFFICIAL GUYANESE SERVICE APOLOGETICALLY INFORMED EMBASSY THAT PEOPLES TEMPLE MEMBER PAULA ADAMS DEPARTED GUYANA APRIL 11, 1979, FOR U.S. VIA BARBADOS (PROBABLY VIA BA [BRITISH AIRWAY] 254). ADAMS LISTED FINAL DESTINATION AS 260 LUCE AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

2. EMBASSY PRESUMES INTERESTED U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE REQUESTED INS TO PLACE NAMES TO TEMPLE MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT YET RETURNED TO U.S. IN INS LOOT [LOOK]-OUT BOOK.

BURKE [JOHN BURKE, AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO GUYANA]

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