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Nov 20, 78 • 0836 • State-Georgetown • 293798

[Editor’s note: This is a State Department cable that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.]

[The full text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE293798_d.html.]

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STATE 293798
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O 200836Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: GY
SUBJECT: LOCATION OF POSSIBLE SURVIVORS OF JONESTOWN COMMUNITY

1. Department has been informed by a California based ham radio operator who has monitored Peoples Temple transmitions from Guyana intermittently over the past four years that the Peoples Temple has maintained two satellite farms or camps within 75 to 100 miles of Jonestown. If this information is correct some survivors of the Jonestown community might be found at these locations.

2. Embassy may wish to see if this information can be verified, and to pass it on to GOG [Government of Guyana] security forces if it seems reliable.

Vance [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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Originally posted on May 15th, 2018.

Last modified on June 24th, 2022.
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