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INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 H-02 OCS-06 CA-01 FBIE-00 JUSE-00 CIAE-00 DODE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 PA-02 ICA-20 SP-02 MED-05 /064 W
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R 261730Z MAR 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO AMEMBASSY CARACAS
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 9272
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 1322
CARACAS FOR LEGATT
TAGS: OREP (RYAN, LEO) GY
SUBJ: PATHOLOGIST REPORT
REF: CARACAS 2441
1. Dr. Leslie Mootoo, GOG pathologist, believes there has been some misunderstanding as he had no formal report to present to FBI HGS and had intended to only make only an informal oral report.
2. Mootoo states also that he did not make any toxicology studies of those assassinated at Port Kaituma airstrip as all victims died of gunshot wounds.
3. Finally, with reference to press reports that he had given American Embassy Georgetown samples, Dr. Mootoo stated this this referred to vials of poisonous drink that he had given Asst Legatt Garrettson.
BURKE [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]