2337Z NOV 7
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI IMMEDIATE
The only information San Francisco has concerning danger to any dignitaries attending Ryan’s funeral is supplied by [deleted name], Fresno, California, a former member who left the People’s Temple (PT) in 1974 and has been interviewed by the Sacramento division. [Deleted name] indicates that in the event of the fall of the PT, there would be assassinations of San Francisco Mayor, the governor of California, the president of the United States and his successors. Appropriate authorities have been advised locally, and the details of the interview were reported in Sacramento’s teletype this date. It should be noted that this information is four years old. However,
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San Francisco wishes to reiterate that the state of mind of members of the Temple, as demonstrated by actions in Guyana, must be taken into consideration. There are approximately 30 members left in the Temple in San Francisco.
The vessel “Cudjoe” has been identified and information concerning it furnished to FBI HQ for relay to Guyana.
Congressman Ryan’s body arrived at San Francisco International Airport via military aircraft, November 21, 1978, at 8:15 A.M., then take into mortuary in preparation of funeral, 11:00 A.M., November 22, 1978.
President Carter’s son, Chip, and California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown plan to attend Ryan’s funeral.
USA Hunter, NDC [United States Attorney William G. Hunter, Northern District of California], plans to present witnesses before a current special grand jury commencing on November 28, 1978, for the purpose of indicting nine persons and other persons as yet unknown for violations of the conspiracy statute relating to the congressional assassination statute.
Agents began a review of San Francisco District Attorney’s investigation of the PT which ended “with no evidence of
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San Francisco has no evidence of a Main Street Temple but believes this to relate to the San Francisco Temple, which is also referred to as the main Temple.
One interviewee advised Jones has a look-alike who might be used to cause authorities to believe Jones was dead while Jones makes his escape.
Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.