Q127 Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue: Tapes Not Summarized

FBI preliminary tape identification note: One Memorex 90 eight-track tape cartridge/ Tape binding taken apart, unwound 2 loops cut & spliced/ Music prog[ram] 1&2 others blank. 1/16 tape broke & repaired.

Date cues on tape: None

People named: None

Bible verses cited: None


A half dozen songs of popular soul music at beginning of side one. Blank for balance of tape. The quality of the tape is poor, since the music is recorded directly from the radio.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47#1. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

Differences with FBI Summary:

There is nothing to compare the two summaries, since the FBI did not write anything for this, or 64 other tapes which bear the notation “Tapes Not Summarized.”

Tape originally posted February 2003