Q796 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           Blank Tapes

FBI preliminary tape identification note: One TDK 90/ “No-1”

Date cues on tape:     Several dates mentioned in medical notes, ranging from May to October 1978

People named:

Jonestown residents:
Corliss Denise Boutte
Millie Cunningham
Eugenia Gernandt
Tommy Kutulas
Laurence Schacht (speaks)

Bible verses cited:      None


An unidentified male, almost certainly Dr. Laurence Schacht, reads notes on four Jonestown residents to be typed up for Jonestown’s medical records.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 4/11/79

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

Side A and B are blank.

Differences with FBI Summary:

While there is no conversation relating to the functioning of Peoples Temple or the Jonestown community, the tape is not blank.   

Tape originally posted March 2017.