July 18, 1979 • 1935 • State-London • 185625

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979STATE185625_e.html. The State Department FOIA release of 1981 withheld two names purportedly associated with Peoples Temple from this cable. They are denoted below in red type]

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STATE 185625
ORIGIN OCS-06
INFO OCT-00 ADS-00 /006 R
DRAFTED BY CA/OCS/CCS/EUR:RCLARK:YPW
APPROVED BY CA/OCS/CCS/EUR:CADI PLACIDO
——————089778 182017Z /64

P 181935Z JUL 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 185625

E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CDES GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: POSSIBLE DEATH IN JONESTOWN, GUYANA
REF:

DEPT HAS RECEIVED A LETTER FROM MRS. WENDY KYNASTON, 14 ORCHARD CLOSE, THE RUTTS, BUSHEY HEATH, HERTFORSHIRE, ENGLAND REQUESTING VERIFICATION THAT HER BROTHER HAD OR HAD NOT DIED IN GUYANA ON NOV. 18, 1978. PLEASE INFORM HER THAT THERE IS NO RECORD THAT CHRISTOPHER JOHN SLATTER (SLATER) WAS EVER IN GUYANA. THE DEPT HAS SEARCHED BOTH THE GROUP OF PPTS [PASSPORTS] FOUND THERE AND THE GUYANESE IMMIGRATION RECORDS.

VANCE

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Originally posted on October 25th, 2020.

Last modified on November 16th, 2020.
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