Serial 1685

0 170143Z JAN 79
FM FBI WASHINTON FIELD (89-570) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) ROUTINE
FBI BROOKLYN/QUEENS (89-495) ROUTINE
FBI SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) ROUTINE (SF VIA FBIHQ)
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UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re BQMRA tel to Bureau January 17, 1979, and SJ [San Juan] tel to Bureau January 16, 1979.

On January 17, 1979, Richard McCoy, U.S. Department of State (USDS), Caribbean Affairs, advised he recalls talking with the Embassy, Trinidad, regarding the tapes of BWIA pilot [name deleted] and advising Trinidad to forward the tapes to him. He does not recall seeing the tapes on their arrival and presumes they went to the USDS Task Force and were turned over to Bureau Supervisor [name deleted]. McCoy furnished names of people to contact in the event the tapes are not in possession of FBI HQ.

[Handwritten addition: Richard McCoy, State Dept, advised me on 1/18/79 that he now recalled that these are the two tapes he provided to me on 12/12/78 (see Ingram to Moore memo 12/20/78 and FD-302 12/13/78). [Name deleted] 1/18/79]

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For information of Brooklyn/Queens, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) stops on the 20 known survivors of Jonestown, who were still in Guyana, were sent to INS, WDC, on December 27, 1978. Pursley and Tschetter were included in the list. An F-1 stop was placed, which does not include detention. This stop was placed per Bureau instructions.

Request of the Bureau:

The Bureau is requested to advise Washington Field if the Bureau is in receipt of the tapes referred to in referenced SJ teletype.

[Handwritten addition: SA [name deleted], WFO, was advised verbally 1/18/79 that WFO need not pursue this as FBIHQ has the tapes in question.]

Armed and dangerous – suicidal tendencies.

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Originally posted on May 1st, 2018.

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