Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.
To return to the Tape Index, click here.
FBI Catalogue Music
FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part “LAPT [Los Angeles Peoples Temple] 6/8/75”
Date cues on tape: None
People named: None
Bible verses cited: None
This tape consists of poorly-recorded popular music. There is much distortion and music played at the wrong speed.
Date of transcription: 5/25/79
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 1B68-14. This tape was found to contain 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:
Despite the notation on the Temple’s own identification note, the FBI’s summary is accurate and meets the agency’s purposes.
Tape originally posted June 2017.