RYMUR Section 28 – Serials 1831-1911

The FBI’s investigation into the events of November 18, 1978 focused upon the assassination of Leo Ryan and any actions of members of Peoples Temple which may have shown evidence of a conspiracy related to that assassination. Code-named RYMUR – short for Ryan Murder – the investigation yielded 2750 serials totalling more than 10,000 pages, eventually separated into 42 large sections.

This page includes the contents of Section 28, including serials 1831-1911. All are dated February 1979.

The table below lists each document by serial number, the number of pages within each serial, the date the serial was generated, the federal agency originating the serial, and a brief description. Each entry then includes the PDF and the text of the serial. Additional notes appear at the bottom of the page.

A listing of abbreviations used in the RYMUR documents – including FBI field offices and State Department embassies – is here.

In citing these documents, each serial should open with the official designation of “RYMUR 89-4286.” As an example, Serial 1850 would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-1850.”

Serial # of pages Date Office of Origin Description PDF Text
15 Section 28 Administrative memoranda PDF Text
1831 2 2/1 FBI-SF Reinterview with Julius Evans PDF Text
1832 2 2/1 FBI-ME Effort to interview Teri Buford about PT finances PDF Text
1833 1 2/2 FBI-El Paso Transmittal of two documents PDF Text
1834 3 2/1 AmEmb Georgetown Hearing into Amos murder PDF Text
1835 3 2/1 AmEmb Georgetown Hearing into Amos murder PDF Text
1836 3 2/5 FBIHQ Effort to interview Richard Janaro about PT finances PDF Text
1837 8 2/6 FBI-SF Interview with Helen Swinney on Temple finances; RYMUR list of PT bank accounts PDF Text
1838 17 2/6 FBIHQ Daily log of Military Command Center after Ryan assassination PDF Text
1839 1 2/6 FBI-SF FBI to review 250 cassettes from Jonestown PDF Text
1840 51 2/7 FBIHQ GOG provides records of cash from PT, passport info of Ann Moore, Guyana inquest PDF Text
1841 3 2/6 SecState PT funds in Switzerland Serial 1841 Text
1842 2 2/8 FBIHQ [dupe of 1846] PDF Text
1843 2 2/12 FBI-SF Grandmother of Stephanie Brown files child stealing charges PDF Text
1844 3 2/6 AmEmb Georgetown Stephan Jones charges dismissed PDF Text
1846 2 2/8 FBI-SF FBI attempts to trace route of Cudjoe PDF Text
1847 2 2/9 FBIHQ FBI identifies 15 additional bodies, body numbers PDF Text
1848 2 2/8 AmEmb Georgetown Stephan Jones to leave Guyana PDF Text
1849 8 2/8 FBIHQ Translation of PT stock/business transaction in Panama PDF Text
1850 3 2/8 FBIHQ Q 054 tape of radio broadcast is in code PDF Text
1851 22 2/7 FBI-SF Interviews sent to Guyana for prosecution of Larry Layton (FBI narrative of PK shootings) PDF Text
1852 5 2/6 AmEmb Georgetown Hearing into Amos murder PDF Text
1853 16 2/6 Legat Caracas Description of some Jonestown tapes PDF Text
1854 2 2/5 AmEmb Georgetown Hearing into Amos murder PDF Text
1855 1 1/29 FBIHQ Skip Roberts to travel to DC PDF Text
1856 1 1/17 FBIHQ FBI considers “limited domestic security investigation” of PT PDF Text
(after) 1856 4 2/6-15 FBIHQ Transmittal sheets for tapes PDF Text
1857 1 2/13 FBI-SF Stephanie Brown returns home PDF Text
1858 22 2/13 FBI-WFO Interview of Richard McCoy PDF Text
1859 1 2/13 FBIHQ Stephan Jones to leave Guyana [retransmittal of 1861] PDF Text
1860 2 2/12 FBI-ME Effort to interview Teri Buford about PT finances PDF Text
1861 1 2/13 AmEmb Georgetown Stephan Jones wishes to return to US PDF Text
1862 1 2/12 AmEmb Georgetown Trial delay for Larry Layton PDF Text
1863 1 2/12 Legat Caracas FBI considers issues raised by Guyana inquest PDF Text
1864 1 2/12 Legat Caracas Stephan Jones to leave Guyana PDF Text
1866 1 2/9 AmEmb Georgetown Stephan Jones has been released, Layton and Beikman still in custody PDF Text
1867 2 2/9 FBIHQ FBI Lab has two typewritten pages of particular typewriter PDF Text
1869 4 2/8 FBI Identification Section FBI identifies body of Marie Howard, aka Marie Duckett PDF Text
1870 4 2/2 US DOJ GOG provides PT cash records, passports of A. Moore. M. Katsaris, A. McGowan PDF Text
1871 2 2/7 FBI Identification Section FBI identifies body of Brian Bouquet PDF Text
1874 2 1/12 FBI-SF Informant has info on JT tragedy, will exchange for visa for girlfriend PDF Text
1875 1 [Document withheld under b1] PDF Text
1876 5 1/31 FBIHQ FBI Lab files reports on firearms, tapes PDF Text
1877 1 1/27 AmEmb Georgetown Stephan Jones counsel didn’t suggest contempt of court charges PDF Text
1878 10 1/5 FBIHQ Notes on tape boxes PDF Text
1879 1 2/8 FBI-SF Stephan Jones to leave Guyana PDF Text
1880 4 2/14 FBI Identification Section FBI identifies body of Eva Pugh PDF Text
1882 2 2/16 FBIHQ FBI checks Guyana inquest against grand jury info PDF Text
1884 2 2/22 FBI-SF Lee Ingram to return to US PDF Text
1885 2 2/20 Legat Caracas FBI checks Guyana inquest against grand jury info PDF Text
1886 1 2/21 Legat Caracas Lee Ingram to return to US PDF Text
1887 2 2/20 FBIHQ [retransmittal of 1885] PDF Text
1888 2 2/22 FBI-BQMRA Sky marshal will accompany Stephan Jones on flight PDF Text
1889 2 2/21 FBI-BQMRA FBI learns Sandy Bradshaw married to Lee Ingram PDF Text
1890 2 2/23 FBI-LA FBI surveils address for evidence of gold holdings PDF Text
1891 10 2/6 FBIHQ List of physical items recovered from bodies in JT PDF Text
1892 1 2/9 FBI-SF Transmittal for photographs of PK airstrip PDF Text
1893 2 2/26 FBIHQ Crates of PT evidence en route to US PDF Text
1894-0 7 2/26 FBI in Georgetown FBI report of investigation in Guyana: Introductory pages PDF Text
1894-1 14 1/5 Sampling of checks recovered from Jonestown PDF Text
1894-2 44 12/4 Contents of Shirley Edwards folder recovered from Jonestown PDF Text
1894-3 12 12/4 Contents of briefcase found in Robin Tschetter’s room, Lamaha Gardens PDF Text
1894-4 28 12/4 Contents of briefcase found in Sharon Amos’ room, Lamaha Gardens PDF Text
1894-5 21 12/11 Guyana police investigations, autopsies of PK, GT dead PDF Text
1894-6 4 12/14 Suicide note of Annie Moore PDF Text
1894-7 2 12/15 Suicide note of Maria Katsaris PDF Text
1894-8 8 12/14 Guyana police report on PK murders PDF Text
1894-9 5 12/14 Letters of instruction of Temple accounts, recovered from Mike Prokes PDF Text
1894-10 2 12/15 Mootoo statements on manner of deaths in JT PDF Text
1894-11 1 12/8 Review of 22 tape recordings found at JT PDF Text
1894-12 1 12/5 Review of White Night tape PDF Text
1894-13 1 12/21 Review of Last Hour tape PDF Text
1894-14 1 12/14 5 cases of tapes found at JT PDF Text
1894-15 1 12/21 Custody of Last Hour tape PDF Text
1894-16 1 12/21 Custody of Jonestown tapes PDF Text
1894-17 1 12/21 Custody of Jonestown tapes PDF Text
1894-18 5 12/15 Inventory of radio equipment, photos PDF Text
1894-19 4 12/4 Statement of Emboff Richard Martin PDF Text
1894-20 1 12/4 2nd statement of Emboff Richard Martin PDF Text
1894-21 7 12/20 FBI conducts firearm examination PDF Text
1894-22 1 12/14 Discussion of evidence recovered at JT PDF Text
1894-23 1 12/15 Discussion of evidence recovered at JT PDF Text
1896 1 2/23 Legat Caracas Privacy Act concerns PDF Text
1898 2 2/23 FBI-Albany Interview of relative of Sandy Bradshaw PDF Text
(after) 1899 2 12/9 INS Informant has info on JT tragedy, will exchange for visa for girlfriend PDF Text
1900 4 2/22 FBI-BQMRA HAM radio operator reports JT contacts PDF Text
1901 3 2/22 FBI-MM Lee Ingram arrives in US PDF Text
1902 3 2/22 FBIHQ [retransmittal of 1901] PDF Text
1903 4 2/21 FBI-ME Interview with Teri Buford PDF Text
1904 4 2/22 FBIHQ [dupe of 1903] PDF Text
1905 1 2/21 FBI-SF Crates of evidence arrive in US PDF Text
1906 2 2/21 AmEmb Georgetown Return of Temple member to US PDF Text
1907 8 2/21 FBI-BQMRA Photos of Jonestown survivors [photocopied] PDF Text
(after) 1907 1 2/1 FBI-New Rochelle Missing person unrelated to JT found PDF Text
(after) 1908 1 2/26 FBIHQ Transmittal sheet for photographs PDF Text
1909 3 2/19 AmEmb Georgetown Trial of Larry Layton begins PDF Text
1911 3 2/17 FBI-SF Copies of missing pages from Guyana inquest PDF Text

The pdf of the complete section is here. It should be noted that this document is unique to this site, based upon the FBI’s official release of documents in 2014 and augmented with additional documents. The additional documents include: those released by the State Department; those released through the litigation of McGehee et al v. Justice; and those released by the FBI in 2001 but not included in the later release.

The information released in these serials may change as the FBI releases additional information pursuant to ongoing litigation under the Freedom of Information Act.

Originally posted on April 1st, 2019.

Last modified on November 30th, 2020.
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