[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 2152 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979STATE095709_e.html.
[The FBI withheld several names from this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]
UNCLASSIFIED FBB 376
PAGE 01 STATE 095709
INFO OCT-01 ADS-00 FBIE-00 L-03 JUSE-00 /019 R
DRAFTED BY ARA/CAR:R A MCCOY:KC
APPROVED BY ARA/CAR:J GRIFFITH
FBI: A K NICHOLAS
L/ARA – T. FORTUNE; DOJ:J HERGEN; RA:J A BUSHNELL; L/T:L BAUMANN
——————086814 162116Z /65
P R 162054Z APR 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
INFO AMEMBASSY CARACAS
UNCLAS STATE 095709
E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CGEN, OTRA, GY
SUBJECT: TRAVEL OF FBI PERSONNEL TO GUYANA
REF: GEORGETOWN 1539
1. FBI desires to send Legal Attache Robert J. Oglesby, Caracas, and Special Agent Donald R. Hale of its San Francisco Office to Georgetown for meetings with Embassy officials and Guyanese police on/or about April 21 in connection with the Ryan murder case. FBI has stressed that no active investigation is contemplated but that purpose of meetings will be for consultations and review of entire investigation to date. Those with whom FBI representatives desire to meet are Consul Douglas Ellice and DCM Richard Dwyer, and Guyanese officials [Guyana Assistant Police Commissioner Cecil] “Skip” Roberts and Doctor [Leslie] Mootoo.
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2. FBI has indicated Legat Oglesby has been in touch with Embassy regarding above, and has indicated Special Agent Hale would like to travel to Port Kaituma accompanied by DCM. Courtesy call will be requested with Ambassador.
3. If Embassy concurs with proposed travel plans, Embassy is requested to obtain appropriate approval of Government of Guyana.
Christopher [Acting Secretary of State Warren Christopher]