Serial 2529

[Fugitive Warrant]


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date: 10/14/80

To: Director, FBI
Attn: Criminal Investigative Division, Fugitive Unit
From: SAC, San Francisco (89-250)
Subject: Laurence John Layton, a.k.a. – Fugitive (A);
Congressman Leo J. Ryan – Victim (deceased)
Congressman [Congressional] Assassination Statute
00: San Francisco

Name: Laurence John Layton
Sex: M
Race: W
Place of Birth: Cheverly, Maryland
Birth Date: 1/11/46
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 140
Eye Color: Brn
Hair Color: Brn
Skin Tone: Fair
Social Security #: 549-78-2776
Offense Charged: Assassination of Congressman & Internationally Protected Person
US Code, Title and Section: 351 (A) (D), 1116 (a) & 1117
Warrant Issued By: US District Judge Samuel Conti on 10/9/80
F. O. File #: 89-250
Miscellaneous Including Bond Recommended: No bail warrant.
Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

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Priority “A” and “B” Fugitives – Synopsis of Crime.

On 11/18/80 [78], Subject conspired, aided and abetted with other People’s Temple members to assassinate Congressman Leo J. Ryan and wounded US State Department Official Richard Dwyer at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America.