Serial 1616-1

FD-302

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 12/6/78

[Name and address deleted] was interviewed at her place of residence and was advised of the identity of the interviewing Agents and the fact that she was being interviewed regarding the Peoples Temple and its association with the murder of Congressman Leo J. Ryan in Jonestown, Guyana.

[Name deleted] advised that she was never a member of the Peoples Temple while it was in Indianapolis, Indiana, and only heard Reverend Jim Jones speak on one occasion in Indianapolis. [Name deleted] advised that she became aware of Reverend Jones and the Peoples Temple through a close friend of hers, [Name deleted]. [Name deleted] advised that she and [Name deleted] went to high school together [information deleted] and that [Name deleted] became a member of the Peoples Temple sometime during the 1960s.

[Name deleted] advised that [2 lines deleted] followed Reverend Jones and his church to California in 1970. [Name deleted] advised that [Name deleted] was dating a boyfriend, [Name deleted] who also went with the [Name deleted] family to California.

[Name deleted] advised that she knew very little about the Peoples Temple and its activities although she did stay in touch with [Name deleted] and was aware that she discontinued her association with the Peoples Temple in 1972 although most of her family members stayed with the church.

[Name deleted] advised that she knew no other members of the Peoples Temple and had never had any association with the church to be aware of any cache of weapons or murder or assassination plots.

Originally posted on May 13th, 2018.

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