Q724 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 Tracs 90/ “12-13-77 (illegible) RE: Lynetta” in envelope Lynetta Jones

Date cues on tape:     December 10, 1977 (reference to Friday the ninth being previous day)

People named:

Public figures/National and international names:
Norman Adams, Guyanese official
Dr. Byrd [phonetic], Guyanese doctor
Dr. Holt, Guyanese doctor

Jonestown residents:
Lynetta Jones (by reference)

Bible verses cited:      None


(Note: This tape was transcribed with the assistance of Jennifer Gibbons. The editors gratefully acknowledge her invaluable help.)

A member of the Jonestown community reports the death of Lynetta Jones, the mother of Jim Jones, to a local Guyanese official.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

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 1B62 #41.

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 between the two summaries, since the FBI did not write anything for this, or 64 other tapes which bear the notation “Tapes Not Summarized.” These tapes seems to have little on them which the FBI could use for its purposes of investigating crimes arising from the Jonestown tragedy, but then again, that describes many other tapes as well. The difference seems to be that one or two FBI agents catalogued this set of tapes – as evidenced by the typewriter used in writing the reports – and that generally, the transcriptions were made early in the process, before someone may have asked for greater detail in the reports.

Tape originally posted June 2010