FBI RYMUR Investigation Files

The FBI’s investigation into the events of November 18, 1978 focused upon the assassination of Leo Ryan and any actions of members of Peoples Temple which may have shown evidence of a conspiracy related to that assassination. Code-named RYMUR – short for Ryan Murder – the investigation yielded 2750 serials totalling more than 10,000 pages, eventually separated into 42 large sections.

The following chart lists all 42 Sections of the RYMUR investigation. The first column lists each Section in its most complete form. The Section column lists the range of serials within each Section. The third column is of the FBI’s official RYMUR release of 2014.

It should be noted that the Sections in the first column are unique to this site. Each entry was based upon the FBI’s official release of documents in 2014 (from column 3), and was then augmented with additional documents, some released by the State Department in 2016, some released as the litigation of McGehee et al v. Justice continues, and some released by the FBI in 2001 but not included in the 2014 release.

It should also be noted that many of the entries of column 2 are not yet complete. For example, the range of serials within Section 10 is not completed, whereas that of Section 22 is. As the division of each Section into individual serials is completed, they will be added to these entries.

A list of people who were listed in the FBI’s RYMUR documents and who did not die in Jonestown appears here. This list was current as of 2012, and will be updated as more individual serials are uploaded.

Section Number
(Augmented)
Serial Range Section Number
(FBI 2014 Release)
Section 1 Serials 0x-100 Section 1
Section 2 Serials 101-207 Section 2
Section 3 Serials 208-311 Section 3
Section 4 Serials 312-383 Section 4
Section 5 Serials 384-497 Section 5
Section 6 Serials 498-580 Section 6
Section 7 Serials 581-662 Section 7
Section 8 Serials 663-726 Section 8
Section 9 Serials 727-795 Section 9
Section 10 Serials 796-855 Section 10
Section 11 Serials 856-914 Section 11
Section 12 Serials 915-970 Section 12
Section 13 Serials 971-1070 Section 13
Section 14 Serials 1071-1161 Section 14
Section 15 Serials 1162-1250 Section 15
Section 16 Serials 1251-1312 Section 16
Section 17 Serials 1316-1360 Section 17
Section 18 Serials 1361-1400 Section 18
Section 19 Serials 1401-1460 Section 19
Section 20 Serials 1461-1515 Section 20
Section 21 Serials 1516-1570 Section 21
Section 22 Serials 1571-1640 Section 22
Section 23 Serials 1641-1680 Section 23
Section 24 Serial 1681 Section 24
Section 25 Serials 1682-1729 Section 25
Section 26 Serial 1730 Section 26
Section 27 Serials 1731-1830 Section 27
Section 28 Serials 1831-1911 Section 28
Section 29 Serials 1912-1979 Section 29
Section 30 Serials 1980-2083 Section 30
Section 31 Serials 2084-2162 Section 31
Section 32 Serials 2163-2230 Section 32
Section 33 Serials 2231-2264 Section 33
Section 34 Serials 2265-2320 Section 34
Section 35 Serials 2321-2380 Section 35
Section 36 Serials 2381-2480 Section 36
Section 37 Serials 2481-2580 Section 37
Section 38 Serials 2581-2651 Section 38
Section 39 Serials 2652-2710 Section 39
Section 40 Serials 2711-2744 Section 40
Section 41 Serials 2745-2750 Section 41
Section 42 1286 (Bulky 1-3)
Last modified on July 2nd, 2018.
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