RYMUR Section 33 – Serials 2231-2264

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 33, consisting of Serials 2231-2264.

The table below lists each document by serial number, the number of pages within each serial, the date the serial was generated (all dates in 1979), the federal agency originating the serial, and a brief description. Each entry then includes the PDF and the text of the serial. A listing of abbreviations used in the RYMUR documents – including FBI field offices and State Department embassies – appears here. Additional notes appear at the bottom of the page.

In citing these documents, each serial should open with the official designation of “RYMUR 89-4286.” As an example, Serial 2232 would be cited “RYMUR 89-4286-2232”.

Serial
# of Pages
Date
Office of Origin
Description
PDF
Text
2231 1 7/10 FBIHQ [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
2231 – post 2 5/19 AmEmb Georgetown Guyana newspaper report on extradition prompt concern about Larry Layton PDF Text
2232 2 7/3 FBI – SF Report on tapes made by Doug Ellice PDF Text
2233 9 6/28 FBI – SF Guyana Index PDF Text
2234 2 6/15 AmEmb Georgetown Embassy to allow events run their course in Layton trial in Guyana PDF Text
2235 1 7/13 FBI – BQMRA Shipment of crates of evidence to Guyana PDF Text
2236 3 7/13  FBI – BQMRA Shipment of crates of evidence to Guyana [dupe of 2235] PDF Text
2237 5 4/26 State Dept. Office of Caribbean Affairs State responds to congressional constituent re: death tape PDF Text
2238 2 5/17 Criminal Investigative Division DOJ letter to Congress on death tape, NBC footage PDF Text
2239 3 6/1 Guyana Hospital Letter from Mootoo asking for FBI slides PDF Text
2240 2 7/5  FBIHQ FBI response to Mootoo PDF Text
2241 2 7/13 FBI – SF Memo on Jeannie Mills PDF Text
2242 59 7/17  FBI – SF FBI interviews with JT survivors, Odell Rhodes, Stanley Clayton PDF Text
2243 2 6/15 State Dept. Embassy to allow events run their course in Layton trial in Guyana [text dupe of 2234] PDF Text
2244 2 6/15 FBIHQ Embassy to allow events run their course in trial in Guyana [text dupe of 2234] PDF Text
2245 1 6/28   FBI – SF [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
2246 1 6/27  FBI – SF [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
2247 2 6/28  FBIHQ [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
2248 1 6/28  FBI – SF [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
2249 6 7/9 FBI – WFO FBI interview with Steven Katsaris, father of M. Katsaris bank accounts PDF Text
2250 4 7/18 AmEmb Georgetown Embassy reviews pending legal matters, Albatross, Temple bank accounts PDF Text
2250 – post 1 7/18  FBIHQ Cover sheet for photos PDF Text
2251 2 7/18 AmEmb Georgetown [dupe of 2250] PDF Text
2252 2 7/29 FBI – SF Memo on phone call regarding Prokes PDF Text
2253 11 7/19 FBI – SF Synopsis of PT history, Ryan trip, evidence against Layton PDF Text
2254 5 7/20 AmEmb Georgetown Receiver in Calif. to work with GOG PDF Text
2255 1 7/30 FBIHQ [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
2256 3 7/30 FBIHQ Transmittal of photos [not included] PDF Text
2257 3 7/25 FBIHQ Summary of interview with Richard McCoy PDF Text
2258 3 7/26  FBIHQ Probe of train explosion in ’73, based upon J. Mills’ statement PDF Text
2259 13 5/23 FBIHQ Temple Receiver appoints power of attorney in Panama PDF Text
2260 3 7/16 FBIHQ FBI considers how to handle FOIA requests PDF Text
2261 29 7/17  FBI – SF FBI interviews with JT survivors, Odell Rhodes, Stanley Clayton PDF Text
2262 1 7/20 FBIHQ Evidence against Larry Layton PDF Text
2263 3 8/3  FBI – Bern [most withheld under b7][previously deleted under b1] PDF Text
2264 5 8/3  FBI – Bern [most withheld under b7][previously deleted under b1] PDF Text

The pdf of the complete section is here. It should be noted that this document is unique to this site, based upon the FBI’s official release of documents in 2014 and augmented with additional documents. The additional documents include: those released by the State Department; those released through the litigation of McGehee et al v. Justice; and those released by the FBI in 2001 but not included in the later release.

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 March 9th, 2018.

Last modified on November 18th, 2020.
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