Serial 2062

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 2062 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE01322_e.html.]

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ACTION ARA-15
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
E.O. 12065:NA
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]

UNCLASSIFIED

Originally posted on November 4th, 2018.

Last modified on July 18th, 2022.
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