Serial 540

0 280114Z NOV 78
FM SACRAMENTO (89-191) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
DETROIT IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO.

Re Portland teletype to Bureau, Nov. 24, 1978.

On Nov 24, 1978, through Nov. 26, 1978, investigative efforts were negative in attempts to contact and interview [name deleted], Marysville, California.

On Nov 27, 1978, [name deleted], previously spelled [name deleted], Marysville, California, telephone number [deleted] was interviewed and she provided the following information:

[name deleted] advised she has not received any threats to herself nor does she know of any threats her two daughters may have received from the People’s Temple. [name deleted] advised that her

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two daughters are [name deleted] and [name deleted], both of which reside in Canton, Michigan. They can be contacted through employment telephone number of [information deleted] husband, [information deleted].

[name deleted] advised she is presently concerned with widely publicized news broadcasts which indicate possible retaliation by survivor members of the People’s Temple against former members of the church.

[name deleted] stated she was member of People’s Temple as were her daughters, from approximately 1972 through June 1977 in San Francisco, California. She and her daughters dropped out of the People’s Temple after becoming disgruntled with professed People’s Temple doctrine presented by Reverend Jimmy Jones. [name deleted] stated that on numerous occasions Jones would insinuate overthrow of American government referring to his teachings as a Christian socialist movement. [name deleted] advised she was not privy of information discussed by People’s Temple counselmen and Jones and therefore could provide no information concerning alleged conspiracy against the U.S. government, hidden cash, or guns. She stated through her own opinion she felt that the

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church was sympathetic to all so-called black movement[s], specifically the Black Panthers and Angela Davis.

[name deleted] stated she never actually resided in the church commune in San Francisco but resided with her daughters in Ukiah, California, after joining the church. [name deleted] concerns now are for the safety of [name deleted], believed to be in Guyana and [name deleted] who is still in the People’s Temple in San Francisco. Both are her former sons-in-law in both separated from their wives staying with the church. [name deleted] and [name deleted] live in a common-law status and have one child from that relationship.

[name deleted] advised that [name deleted] mentioned to her in July 1978 he was afraid to go to Guyana saying he had been watched closely by the counsel for some time. She stated that [name deleted] is currently at the People’s Temple in San Francisco but has not been allowed to talk to her.

[name deleted] advised that the only time she was concerned for her safety in the past was at the time she left the church. She stated she was confronted by a female counsel member (name unknown) who told her, “You might be killed for leaving the

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Temple, only Reverend Jones can give you permission to leave.”

[name deleted] advised she will move to her sons residence, [deleted] as of Dec 2, 1978, located at [address deleted], Globe, Arizona, telephone [deleted].

Detroit at Canton, Michigan. Will locate and interview [name deleted] regarding any threats received by them from the People’s Temple.

BT

Originally posted on March 26th, 2019.

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