Q155a 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           Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note:   None

Date cues on tape:     None

People named:           None

Bible verses cited:      None


Dubbed album tracks by Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, etc. recorded over other music – mostly classical – on a less-distinct second track.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

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 May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

Gospel Music.

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:

Other than the fact that the FBI has mistaken soul music for gospel music, the summary is accurate and meets the agency’s purposes.

Tape originally posted March 2009