RYMUR Section 23 – Serials 1641-1680

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 23, including Serials 1641-1680. The dates are in December 1978 and January 1979.

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. 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 1647 would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-1647.”

# of Pages
Office of Origin
1641 1 1/14 FBIHQ Info on Stanley Clayton upon return to US PDF Text
1642 46 1/8  FBI-BQ Fingerprint records for 11 returning survivors PDF Text
1643 2 1/9 FBI-BT Contact with Judy McAbee PDF Text
1644-0 4 1/9  FBI-BQ Cover sheet of FBI interview with Aaron Hendricks PDF Text
1644-1 5 1/8  FBI-BQ Interviews with returning survivor Herbert Newell PDF Text
1644-2 10 1/3 FBI-BQ Interviews with survivor Teena Bogue PDF Text
1644-3 18 12/28 FBI-BQ Interviews with survivor Jerry Parks PDF Text
1645 78 1/10 FBI-BQ Interview of Hardat Sukhdeo PDF Text
1646 6 1/10 FBI-BQ Attempted interview of Dianne Scheid PDF Text
1647 2 1/10 FBI-SF Efforts to reclaim FBI expenses from PT PDF Text
1648 3 1/11  FBI-BQ Attempted interview of Tim Carter PDF Text
1649 2 1/11  FBI-CO HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT, provides tape of PT radio broadcasts PDF Text
1650 2 1/12  FBIHQ Larry Schacht in Mexican med school PDF Text
1651 2 1/8  FBI-BA HAM radio operator reports contacts with PT PDF Text
1652 3 1/12 AmEmb Georgetown Conversations between Embassy and GOG post-JT PDF Text
1653 3 1/12 FBIHQ [Duplicate of Serial 1652] PDF Text
1654 2 1/12  FBIHQ Investigation into Temple assets PDF Text
1655 2 1/12  FBI-ME Mark Lane reports Kool-Aid packets left at house PDF Text
1656 1 1/12 FBIHQ FBI develops photos from NBC video PDF Text
1657 1 1/12 FBIHQ FBI furnishes photos PDF Text
1658 5 1/13 FBI-SF Phil Tracy to be interviewed by FBI PDF Text
1659 2 1/12 FBI-WFO HAM radio operators report contacts with PT PDF Text
1660 3 1/13 FBI-LA Efforts to secure medical records of Ronnie Dennis PDF Text
1661 2 1/12 Legat Mexico Larry Schacht in Mexican med school PDF Text
1662 1 1/13 FBI-SF Charges filed against Larry Layton PDF Text
1663 2 1/15 AmEmb Port of Spain Michael Touchette and Carl Barnett cannot stay in Trinidad PDF Text
1664 2 1/15 FBIHQ FBI has audiotapes PDF Text
1665 2 1/15 FBIHQ [Duplicate of Serial 1663] PDF Text
1666 2 1/16 FBIHQ Temple bank accounts in Switzerland PDF Text
1667 1 1/16 FBI-SF Mike Cartmell appears on Today Show PDF Text
1668 3 1/16  FBIHQ GOG imposes guidelines, restrictions on FBI interviewing survivors PDF Text
1669 2 1/16 FBIHQ [Duplicate of Serial 1673] PDF Text
1670 2 1/16  FBI-SJ US Embassy has audiotapes of Temple broadcasts PDF Text
1671 3 1/16 FBI-SF SFPD considers protection of PT members PDF Text
1672 1 1/15 FBI-Miami HAM radio operator already interviewed PDF Text
1673 2 1/16 AmEmb Port of Spain Charles Touchette and Albatross crew must leave Trinidad PDF Text
1674 3 1/17  FBI-SF FBI tracks whereabouts of Touchette family PDF Text
1675 6 1/17 FBI-BQMRA Interviews with Robin Tschetter, Joan Pursley PDF Text
1676 2 1/16 USDS Embassy to ship JT materials to State PDF Text
1677 3 1/11 DOJ – Criminal Division [Bulk of report not released] PDF Text
1678 2 1/4 FBI – Fingerprint Lab Attempted identification of body unsuccessful PDF Text
1679 7 1/10 FBIHQ Sharon Amos note to Jim about transferring money to USSR PDF Text
1680 5  12/26 INS Documents referred to Intelligence Division 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 May 2nd, 2018.

Last modified on July 31st, 2022.
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