Serial 338

0 252300Z NOV 78
FM NEW ORLEANS (89-184) (P)
TO DIRECTOR PRIORITY
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re New Orleans teletype to Bureau, November 24, 1978.

Extensive media publicity resulted in the location of Eula M. Gaddison, 66 Rosalie, New Iberia, Louisiana, mother of Robert B. Paul, Negro male, DOB November 3, 1945, who is a survivor of the incident at Jonestown, Guyana.

During interview, Mrs. Gaddison received long distance call from Paul, who informed her he was in good physical condition and was being detained in Guyana. He further informed her

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that his common-law wife, Ruletta Paul, and their son, Robert Brown, were dead.

Mrs. Gaddison advised that her son, Robert Paul, had met Ruletta Brown in the San Francisco, California, area and they moved to New Iberia, Louisiana, in early 1977. Paul served in the U.S. Army in California and was discharged from military service in California in 1969. Paul is presently separated from his wife [deleted name], who is believed to be residing in an unknown address in the San Francisco area.

Mrs. Gaddison advised that in February or early March 1978, Paul’s common-law wife left New Iberia with their year and a half old son and traveled to Guyana. Paul traveled to Guyana in March to insure that his son was being properly cared for. He indicated to Mrs. Gaddison that he would be returning to New Iberia. To her knowledge he had never traveled to Guyana previously.

Mrs. Gaddison further advised that Ruletta Brown had two children by a previous marriage who were living at Jonestown, Guyana.

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She does not know their true identity.

Mrs. Gaddison could furnish no particular information regarding either Robert Paul’s or Ruletta Brown’s involvement in the People’s Temple. She was aware that both belonged to this religious group and that Paul told her that he used to drive the bus for the group when he lived in California. FD-302 to follow.

Armed and dangerous; suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on December 9th, 2018.

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