RYMUR Section 26 – Serial 1730

The FBI’s investigation into the events of November 18, 1978 focused upon the assassination of Leo Ryan and any actions of members of Peoples Temple which may have shown evidence of a conspiracy related to that assassination. Code-named RYMUR – short for Ryan Murder – the investigation yielded 2750 serials totalling more than 10,000 pages, eventually separated into 42 large sections.

This page includes the contents of Section 26, consisting of Serial 1730. The serial comprises a listing for 587 bodies which the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and the FBI Laboratory had identified as of December 14, 1978.

Citation of this document should open with the official designation of “RYMUR 89-4286.” This page would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-1730.”

While this initial listing represents the largest compilation of body identifications, there were additional documents with supplemental information released in early 1979 by the FBI. Those RYMUR serials include: Serial 1847 (February 9); Serial 1869 (February 8); Serial 1871 (February 7); Serial 1880 (February 14); Serial 1934 (March 1); Serial 2013 (March 9); Serial 2049 (March 21); Serial 2065 (March 28); and Serial 2102 (April 10).

This serial represents the basis for this website’s page entitled Where are the Jonestown dead buried?)

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Office of Origin
1730 246 12/14 FBI Fingerprint Body identification listing PDF Text