Q685 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 Miscellaneous

FBI preliminary tape identification note: One Payless C-90 “Dr. Goodlett 4/25/76”

Date cues on tape: Conversation consistent with date

People named:

Members of Peoples Temple:

Part 1:
Bonnie (likely Beck, could be Simon)
“Mom” (likely Lynetta Jones, could be Marceline Jones)

Part 3:
Jim Pugh
“Hedy” (phonetic, unknown)

Part 4:
Jean Brown
Mike Cartmell
Tim Stoen

Teri/Terry (likely Buford, could be Carter)

Public figures/National and international names:

Part 1:
Carlton Goodlett, San Francisco physician, newspaper publisher (speaks)
Willie Brown, then-Assemblyman from San Francisco
Jerry Brown, Governor of California (by reference)
Richard Hongisto, Sheriff of San Francisco
Cecil Williams, minister at Glide Methodist Church

Bible verses cited: None


Side two of this tape includes four phone calls, all of which are without meaningful context, and some testing of recording equipment.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 3/30/79

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #117. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A was completely blank.

Side B initially dealt with a conversation regarding insurance for the physical therapy unit at People’s Temple. There were other miscellaneous telephone conversations. Most of this side was blank.

Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

Differences with FBI Summary:

The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted January 2011