Serial 520

0 281930Z NOV 78
FM MOBILE (89-67) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Instant date, [deleted name and address], Montgomery, Ala., telephone [deleted] telephonically contacted Montgomery RA [resident agency] concerning her brother, Edward Lee Carney, who she has reason to believe might have been a victim of the Jonestown, Guyana incident. [deleted name] bases her belief on fact that she last talked to her brother in August 1978 while he was residing in California. At that time he seemed to her that he was a member of Peoples Temple (PT) and that he recently received some money, part of which he was going to get to the church. He further advised her that he was about to go overseas with the church to new location where everyone cooperated and worked

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together and where he would no longer have any problems. Based upon this information, [deleted name] leaves her brother might have been a victim of the incident.

[deleted name] described her brother as follows: Edward Lee Carney, Negro male, DOB [information withheld], POB [information withheld], height approximately 6’3”, weight 165 to 170 (as of August 1978), small scar over one eyebrow (which eyebrow not recalled), complexion dark, military service – US Army (Vietnam veteran), medical and dental records – none known besides military records.

Bureau is requested to advise Mobile whether Carney is victim of Jonestown, Guyana incident so [deleted name] can be apprised of fact.

Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on March 26th, 2019.

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