Serial 170

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Memorandum
Date: 11/20/78
To: Mr. D.W. Moore, Jr.
From: W.O. Cregar

Subject: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE CULT, GUYANA;
INFORMATION CONCERNING

At 1:30 p.m., 11/20/78, Ms. [deleted name], US State Department Task Force – Guyana, telephonically provided the following information to SA Robert P. Finzel:

The State Department has received information through the office of Congressman Jim Weaver that a secretary in his Eugene, Oregon, office may have information concerning the People’s Temple Cult bearing on the killing of representative Leo J. Ryan and other members of his party at a commune in Guyana. The employee is [deleted name], FTS [deleted number]. According to Ms. [related name] this individual lived in Guyana for approximately three years and is quite concerned about the welfare of her mother who is currently believed to be with the Cult in Guyana.

A second individual [deleted name] of San Bernardino, California, [deleted name] currently has a mother who is a member of that Temple in Guyana and Miss [deleted name] is in possession of considerable correspondence from her mother containing information on the Cult and its activities.

Originally posted on May 21st, 2018.

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