0 270348Z NOV 78
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P)
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DALLAS (89-205) IMMEDIATE /////ALL OFFICES VIA FBIHQ////
LOS ANGELES (89-436) (LA VIA FBIHQ)
LAS VEGAS IMMEDIATE
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RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO
Re Dallas teletype to Bureau, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland, Sacramento and Seattle, November 20, 1978, and San Francisco telephone call Dallas, November 27, 1978.
On November 22 and 27, 1978, [deleted], formerly [deleted], nee [deleted], Cloverdale, California, telephone [deleted] advised
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she was former member People’s Temple (PT) church from December, 1966, until her defection in September, 1973. She was number of church [deleted] until her defection, and member of [deleted] until her defection.
According to [deleted], inner staff consisted of ten to twelve members whose sole responsibility was to compile personal information about members of church congregations in Redwood Valley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, California. Information gathered by surreptitious, not to be considered illegal, means. Information then used by Reverend Jim Jones to mystify members of congregation during segment of public church meetings referred to by Jones as the “revelations”. Only members of inner staff had knowledge of this technique and only Jones and they had access to files compiled [deleted].
Other members of inner staff included Faith Kice and Janet Phillips, whose parents and families followed Jones from Indiana to Redwood Valley in about 1965, when PT established latter location. Kice and Phillips also members of church Planning Commission. Both Kice and Phillips were
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licensed vocational nurses employed Ukiah General Hospital, Ukiah, California. [deleted] had sexual relationship with Jones at different times.
Another member of church in nursing profession was Joyce Parks, nee Beam, daughter of Jack Beam, Sr., and wife of Dale Parks, who were also church members. Joyce Parks was member of church Planning Commission and also assisted Jones with “faith healings”, but she was not aware of functions of inner staff. Joyce Parks was registered nurse also employed Ukiah General Hospital. Jones assigned [deleted] determining most expeditious and efficient means of administering mass suicide which Jones began to discuss just prior to defection of [deleted]. [deleted] had information [deleted] in Lodi, California, past several days. San Francisco attempting to develop information regarding her exact location.
Jones constantly “popped pills” which, according to [deleted], were probably illegally procured by [deleted] most likely from hospital dispensary. [deleted] hesitantly advised [deleted] could also have obtained drugs
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for Jones, but would rather answer to that question be furnished by them. Jones had train case filled with drugs and members of inner staffed [staff] charged with responsibility of insuring train case accompanied Jones every place he went. Drugs consumed by Jones to best of [deleted] recollection included valium and quaalude. No other members of church were furnished drugs to knowledge of [deleted] who advised Kice probably would know for certain.
[deleted] became disenchanted with Jones and PT when he began illicit affair with [deleted] because [deleted] was aware of Jones’ prior sexual relationship with [deleted] then discovered both [deleted] also disenchanted with Jones and church. [deleted] collaborated relative to defection for several weeks. Collaboration was necessary as defectors were regarded as enemies of Jones and the church and Jones frequently told members of the church that if anything happened to him, every effort should be taken to “take care of” (kill) his enemies.
Then one Wednesday night in September, 1973, Jones telephonically contacted [deleted] and announced she was to
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attend an emergency meeting of Planning Commission as traitors discovered in church. [deleted] initially thought their plans for defection had been discovered, but on attending meeting, they were advised 12 young people had walked out of church meeting. With that, [deleted] decided to defect immediately. They announced their plan to [deleted], mother of [deleted], and discovered she too had planned to defect church and had saved $10,000 in order to do so. [deleted] purchased airline tickets for [deleted] purchased airline tickets for [deleted] from San Francisco Airport to [deleted] transported them to San Francisco airport for flight two days later, a Friday. Prior to departure, [deleted] had arranged jobs at [deleted] through [deleted], aunt, name unknown, who was [deleted] returned to [deleted] Redwood Valley in order to announce their defection. [deleted] subsequently sold her [deleted] and went to [deleted] to live three months later.
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To insure their safety, [deleted] had taken five suitcases filled with files containing personal data she had compiled about members of Los Angeles church congregation, as well as sound recordings (tapes) of various church meetings, all of which were routinely taped. [deleted] also had some tapes. On announcing defection to Jones, [deleted] told him she would return files if he left her and other defectors alone. Jones agreed and files returned. [deleted] believes she retained tapes, but does not know what became of them.
San Francisco has information indicating church members or followers have been murdered, but, according to [deleted], Jones discussed with inner staff and Planning Commission about killing certain persons who were causing trouble for Jones or church. [deleted] knew of no instance where killings were carried out, and she has no reason to believe [deleted] have knowledge of any more information than does she in this regard.
[deleted] recommended [deleted] be contacted as she regards [deleted] cooperative and recommends interviewing agents mention to [deleted] that she, [deleted] aka [deleted] was cooperative during
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interview and made suggestion that Kice be interviewed also. As to mental state of [deleted] regard her as somewhat paranoid and very much afraid of reprisal by surviving church members.
[deleted] advised [deleted] recently married, married name unknown, and residing [deleted] telephone [deleted].
[deleted] regards [deleted] as stable, but will not be cooperative, as she wants to forget her association with church and has been careful to keep this association to herself, as she is afraid it will jeopardize her future career as [deleted]. She is currently attending [deleted] has no address or telephone number for [deleted] but unlisted telephone number for [deleted] also uncooperative and protective of children.
San Francisco also attempting to locate [deleted], son of [deleted], as information received from detective [deleted], Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department, Ukiah, that [deleted] and one [deleted], current whereabouts unknown,
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had gone to PT agricultural mission in Guyana but subsequently left there disillusioned.
Leads. Dallas. At [deleted] will re-interview [deleted] who appears to be identical to [deleted] telephone [deleted] an attempt to interview [deleted] through her mother, [deleted] telephone [deleted]. Also through [deleted] attempt to establish whereabouts of [deleted] for interview.
Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.
Any questions/corrections pls contact San Francisco[.] Thanks HQ