RYMUR Section Template

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 4, including serials 312-383. All are dated during the first week following the Jonestown tragedy in November 1978.

The table below lists each document by serial number, the number of pages within each serial, the date the serial was generated, the federal agency originating the serial, and a brief description. Each entry then includes the PDF and the text of the serial. Additional notes appear at the bottom of the page.

A listing of abbreviations used in the RYMUR documents – including FBI field offices and State Department embassies – is here.

In citing these documents, each serial should open with the official designation of “RYMUR 89-4286.” As an example, Serial 250 would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-250.”

# of Pages
Office of Origin
X 1 10/14 FBIHQ Letter to FBI re: PT before 11/18/78 PDF Text

The information released in these serials may change as the FBI releases additional information pursuant to ongoing litigation under the Freedom of Information Act.

Originally posted on November 11th, 2017.

Last modified on April 16th, 2019.
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