Serial 394

Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Communication Message Form

Date: 11/20/78
Classification: Unclas E F T O
Precedence: Immediate

FM DIRECTOR FBI
TO FBI MIAMI IMMEDIATE
FBI SAN FRANCISCO IMMEDIATE
FBI SACRAMENTO IMMEDIATE
FBI INDIANAPOLIS IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR.

FBI HQ is in receipt of unconfirmed information that Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple of Christian Disciples of God, has been found amoung [among] the dead in Jonestown, Guyana. The identification is tentative in that persons desiring to leave the Jonestown, Guyana, compound stated that body which has wounds in the head is that of Jim Jones. Also tentatively identified is jones’ wife [Marceline].

To effect more positive identification Sacramento is requested to obtain identifying data from California State

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Attorney General’s office regarding Jones including, if possible, fingerprint classification.

Jones further described as James Warren Jones, true name, white male; DOB May 13, 1931, or May 13, 1933; 5’10”; 188 lbs.; brown hair and eyes; LAPD number 1286450/J27C7007; California license R423673; last known residence 1857 Geary, San Francisco; graduate Butler University, Indiana, where he obtained PhD.

Indianapolis at Butler University review University files regarding identifying data on subject.

Armed and dangerous.

BT

Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

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