(Editor’s notes: The subject of this serial whose name is deleted is Jonestown survivor Odell Rhodes, who is identified many places, including the FBI version of this document, Serial 2420. The deleted information from the memorandum has been indicated by red type.
(This is a cable from the files of the State Department that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.)
UNCLASSIFIED FBB 360
[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]
P 251541Z MAR 80
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 078590
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CGEN: JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE
SUBJ: TRAVEL OF FBI AGENT AND WITNESSES
1. Following is text of cable received by this office 3/24 from Director FBI: Begin text. By teletype dated March 21, 1980, FBI, San Francisco furnished the following information: SA Daniel J. Buckley, FBI San Francisco, will accompany witnesses [Odell Rhodes] and Vern Gosney, Georgetown, Guyana, arriving at 10:55 PM on April 1, 1980, via Pan Am, flight 427. SA Buckley is familiar with all facets of investigation and will accompany as contact for witnesses and will be available to offer assistance to liaison with Guyana police. American Embassy is requested to secure police protection and transportation for witnesses as provided on previous visit. Witnesses specifically requested single, adjoining rooms at the Pegasus Hotel. Embassy also requested to assist SA Buckley on arrival, accommodations, and transportation. End text.
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2. If Embassy foresees any problems, please contact dept.
Vance [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]