Serial 2722

R 070040Z JAN 86
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89A-250)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) (ROUTINE)
SAN JUAN (ROUTINE)
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RYMUR, MAJOR CASE 16; 00: SAN FRANCISCO

The following teletype should be brought to the attention of Special Projects, Laboratory Division, Visual Information Specialist (VIS) [name deleted].

Bureau and Dept. of Justice authority requested for the travel to Guyana, South America, of Social Agent Donald R. Hale, case agent, San Francisco division, and VIS [name deleted], Special Projects, FBI Laboratory, Washington, DC to accompany AUSA D. Michael Nerney, San Francisco, tentatively set for first week of February, 1986. Both SA Hale and AUSA Nerney have made multiple trips to Georgetown, Port Kaituma, and Jonestown, Guyana, South America, in the past. Both have current official

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passports with valid Guyana visa. [name deleted], VIS, Special Projects, Laboratory Division, has obtained current official passport and visa.

Purpose of travel will be threefold: 1) Liaison with current Embassy officials, Guyanese police officers involved in the investigation and witnesses, and the Guyanese Public Prosecutor’s office; 2) pre-trial interview of potential Guyanese witnesses in San Francisco trial; and 3) conduct crime scene investigation with measurements being conducted by FBI Lab personnel for the reconstruction of trial exhibits specifically requested by USA Joseph P Russoniello, Northern District of California, San Francisco, California.

USA’s office, San Francisco, will make separate request for AUSA travel through appropriate Department of Justice channels.

San Francisco Division has been in touch with San Juan Division. SA Hale is the only agent available with sufficient knowledge of facts to assist AUSA in the interview of potential witnesses. SA Hale is also knowledgeable concerning crime scene events, specific location of crime scene at Port Kaituma, and can

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assist FBI Laboratory designate [name deleted] in performance of his duties of crime scene measurements, topography, drawings and photography to be made for the reconstruction of the crime scene and a two-dimensional trial exhibits specifically requested by the USA and San Francisco. Both SA Hale and AUSA Nerney have met with Guyanese police officials and public prosecutor in the past.

Bureau is requested to obtain authority for travel of SA Hale and FBI VIS [name deleted] to accompany AUSA Nerney to Guyana, South America, tentatively scheduled for the first week in February. Under separate cover, within the next week, San Francisco will advise the travel and itinerary, as well as specific request of the American Embassy in Georgetown.

The Bureau is requested to relay the above to the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/SI/CCS, attention [name deleted].

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Originally posted on November 18th, 2020.

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