Serial 513

[Editor’s note: One of the subjects of this serial whose name is deleted is former Temple member Ruth Kerns. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 282010Z NOV 78
FM PORTLAND (89-140) P
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) PRIORITY
COLUMBIA PRIORITY
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO.

For information of Columbia, on November 28, 1978, [deleted name] [Ruth Kerns], ex-member of People’s Temple (PT) church, advised that of survvivors [survivors] known to her in Jonestown, the following were extremely close to Jim Jones and should be interviewed at great length regarding their activities: (1) Michael Prokes, from Modesto, California; (2) Harold Cordell, who was supposedly a guard for Jones; (3) Jim Bogue, who was supposedly very close to Jones; and (4) Dale Park [Parks], who is supposedly married to Jack Beam’s daughter, and possibly closely connected with Jones. [Kerns] advised that she would provide additional names of people very close to Jim Jones as she heard of additional survivors of the Jonestown settlement.

BT

Originally posted on March 26th, 2019.

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