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.

Originally posted on November 14th, 2020.

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