May 31, 1979 • 1757 • Georgetown-State • 2411

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE02411_e.html.]

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P R 311757Z MAY 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9768
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FOR [TERENCE FORTUNE] L/ARA
CARACAS FOR LEGATT

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CGEN, OREP (RYAN, LEO)
SUBJ: FBI REQUEST FOR EVIDENCE (TAPE)
REF: STATE 122160

1. EMBASSY HAS RECEIVED CABLE FROM FBI HEADQUARTERS REQUESTING THAT THE ORGINIAL [ORIGINAL] REEL-TO-REEL TAPE OF THE “LAST HOUR OF JONESTOWN” BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE BUREAU FOR ANALYSIS AND REPRODUCTION. EMBASSY IS POUCHING TAPE THIS DATE (MAY 31) VIA COURIER POUCH (REGISTRY # 3586371) TO THE DEPARTMENT, ATTENTION L/ARA TERENCE FORTUNE, FOR CONVEYANCE TO THE FBI. RECORD OF CUSTODY SINCE TAPE FIRST DISCOVERED AT JONESTOWN IS ENCLOSED.

2. IT WOULD BE APPRECIATE[D] IF THE FBI COULD FURNISH THIS EMBASSY WITH A COPY OF THE TAPE FOR FILE PURPOSES.

BURKE [JOHN BURKE, AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO GUYANA]

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