Serial 1643

[Editor’s note: One of the subjects of this serial whose name is deleted is Judy McAbee, mother of Temple member Robert Stroud. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

FBI Airtel

Date 1/9/79

TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)
FROM: SAC, BUTTE (89-166) (P)

Enclosed for San Francisco is one copy of an FD-302 interview of [name and identifying information of Judy McAbee deleted] by SA [name deleted] on 1/2/79.

[Judy McAbee] advised that [her son], Robert Homer Stroud, DOB 12/13/57, presently residing at 1421 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94110, is a member of People’s Temple and was in Georgetown, Guyana, 11/18/78. Since the incident at Georgetown [Jonestown], Guyana on 11/18/78, she has received what might be considered threats by unknown individuals. People are insinuating that since [her son] was “over there,” she does not deserve to live in a respectable community such as [Homedale, Idaho]. She does not consider the community attitudes to be in the form of threats to harm her person, relatives, home, or possessions, but it is those attitudes which she considers harassments and which give her an uncomfortable feeling. She mentioned this to [her son] when he called her on 12/31/78. He advised her to contact the FBI and request protection. [Judy McAbee] was later interviewed and was advised the FBI could furnish her no protection and in the event of any threats, she should contact local law enforcement agencies.

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BT #89-166

On 1/2/79, Allen N. Bidwell, Chief of Police, Homedale PD, Idaho, advised he is acquainted with [words deleted] and that the Police have had some family disputes at the [name deleted] residence on one or two occasions. He advised that [Judy McAbee] has not reported any threats to that department, and he has heard of no threats to [Judy McAbee], her family, her possessions.

Original FD-302 will be forwarded to San Francisco.