DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
COMMUNICATION MESSAGE FORM
FM DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286)
TO FBI PORTLAND PRIORITY
FBI SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) PRIORITY
On November 23, 1978, 12:25 P.M., [deleted name and address], Portland, Oregon, telephone [deleted number] telephonically contacted FBI HQ and furnished the following information:
He stated he was contacted by an FBI agent on November 21, 1978. He said he was a very close friend of [deleted name]. Layton is the prime suspect currently being held by authorities in Guyana for the assassination of Congressman Ryan and others. [deleted name] stated he is a former member of Peoples Temple and had family members who were active members and may have perished at Jonestown, Guyana.
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[deleted name] stated he was contacted on November 22, 1978, by another former People’s Temple member:
[deleted name and address], Tuliatan, Oregon.
[deleted name] said [deleted name] joined the Peoples Temple in August 1968 and left the group in February 1974.
[deleted name] offered his cooperation to the FBI in arranging an interview with [deleted name] for any information of value. [deleted name] requested to be contacted before the Bureau contacts [deleted name].
Portland contact [deleted name] and thereafter interview [deleted name] for any information of value.
Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.