Affidavit of Walter Duncan

CHARLES R. GARRY, ESQ.
GARRY, DREYFUS, MCTERNAN, BROTSKY, HERNDON & PESONEN, INC.
1256 Market Street at Civic Center
San Francisco, California 94102
Telephone: 864-3131

Attorneys for Plaintiffs

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA
IN AND FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

PEOPLES TEMPLE OF THE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST, a nonprofit corporation, et al.
Plaintiffs,

vs.

TIMOTHY OLIVER STOEN,
Defendant.

No. 740531
Declaration of Walter Duncan, Jr.

Walter Duncan, Jr. declares as follows:

That I have known Timothy Oliver Stoen, known to me as Tim Stoen, for approximately nine years. I am not a member of the Peoples Temple.

On or about July 27, 1978, on Thursday, at 3 PM, I saw Tim Stoen waiting for a bus at Fourth Street  and Bryant while I was in my car with my son, Walter Tyrone Duncan, age 19. I waved at Tim Stoen and he came over to me and said the following:

“I understand that you are going to visit Jonestown, Guyana, along with your wife, to visit your daughter there.” I said “yes, we are.” He then said, “don’t do it, because they will take your passport away from you and you will not be able to return.” Then he went on to say that “Jim is now a changed man, he’s really mean. He’s not what he used to be. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has had anybody killed their or had somebody killed.”

He then said “if Jim Jones was smart, then he would return John Stoen to me and then I would get off of his back.”

I declare under penalty of perjury the foregoing is true and correct. I made this declaration freely and voluntarily to attorney Charles R. Garry on Sunday, August 6, 1978, at the hour approximately 12:01 PM at 1256 Market St., San Francisco, California 94102.

/s/ Walter Duncan, Jr.
Walter Duncan, Jr.

Originally posted on October 25th, 2021.

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