Serial 2198

Routing Slip

5/11/79

To: SAC, San Francisco
From: Legat, Caracas
RYMUR

Attached for the San Francisco Office is one copy of Georgetown teletype dated 5/8/79, setting forth telephone calls made and received by the People’s Temple at Georgetown. It is noted this teletype may have been previously furnished to San Francisco by the Department of State.

Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

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R 081108Z MAY 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO AMEMBASSY CARACAS
BT
CONFIDENTIAL

LIMITED OFFICIAL USE GEORGETOWN 2031

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC (PEOPLES TEMPLE) GY
SUBJ: INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE CALLS OF PEOPLES TEMPLE.

1. Guyanese authorities have provided the Embassy with the following listing of international telephone calls made from and to Georgetown telephone number 68787, a telephone located at the Georgetown headquarters of the People’s Temple. The time of day at which the calls were made cannot be determined, although the calls are in sequence.

2. Calls from abroad to number 68787:

Date overseas no. Caller  Person called in Guyana Duration
October 1978      
Nil      
November 1978      
15th 32025 (T&T) [deleted] [deleted] 18 mins.
19th 6120266386 (T&T) [deleted] [deleted] 10 mins.
19th DO [deleted] [deleted] 7 mins.
22nd DO [deleted] [deleted] 11 mins.
23rd DO [deleted] [deleted] 16 mins.
23rd 415-994-1096 (USA) Not known Not known 39 mins.
24th 6120266386 (T&T) [deleted] [deleted] 10 mins.

3. International calls made from number 68787:

Date number called Caller  Person called overseas Duration
October 1978      
19th 616450 (Venez.) [deleted] [deleted] 7 mins
November 1978      
18th 415-922-9597 (USA) [deleted] [deleted] 3 mins.

Burke [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]

BT

[The FBI withheld the remaining 6 pages of the serial]

Originally posted on November 8th, 2020.

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