RYMUR Section 8 – Serials 663-726

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 8, including serials 663-726. Almost all are dated the end of the second week following the Jonestown tragedy in November 1978.

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 700 would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-700.”

Serial
# of Pages
Date
Office of Origin
Description
PDF
Text
663 2 11/30 FBI-MM HAM operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
664 4 11/30 FBI-Tampa Description of Swinney family involvement PDF Text
665 4 12/1 FBI-LA Interviews with residents of PT bldg in LA PDF Text
666 2 12/1 AmEmb Georgetown Status reports on Tom Bogue and Monica Bagby PDF Text
667 5 12/1 FBI-Phoenix Interviews with people who knew Indiana members PDF Text
668 4 12/1 AmEmb Georgetown Guyanese police release survivors PDF Text
669 41 11/30 AmEmb Georgetown Dwyer’s report on Ryan visit PDF Text
670 2 12/1 FBI-SJ Release of Vern Gosney from hospital PDF Text
671 2 12/1 AmEmb Georgetown Repatriation of remaining survivors PDF Text
672 2 12/1 FBI-Tampa Allegation of Ann Rozynko connection to CIA PDF Text
673 3 12/1 AmEmb Georgetown FBI meets with GOG Minister Hamilton Green PDF Text
674 2 12/1 FBI-MM HAM operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
675 3 11/30 FBI-St. Louis Question on Hendricks return to US PDF Text
676 3 12/1 SECSTATE State Department press briefing PDF Text
677 2 12/1 FBI-AX Disposition of Leo Ryan briefcase PDF Text
678 1 12/1 AmEmb Port of Spain Query on location of Albatross in Barbados PDF Text
679 2 11/30 SECSTATE State considers hit squad rumors against President PDF Text
680 1 12/1 FBI-BA Canadian woman seeks info on daughter PDF Text
681 1 11/30 FBIHQ Shipment of JT Radio transceivers to MacDill PDF Text
682 1 12/1 FBI-SF Grand jury subpoena issued PDF Text
683 2 11/30 FBI-SC Calif. DMV identification materials sent to Dover AFB PDF Text
684 2 11/30 FBI-NY FBI to interview Lester Kinsolving PDF Text
685 3 11/30 FBI-IP Interviews with former PT members PDF Text
686 2 11/30 FBI-SF Daily summary: subpoena; Buford testimony; returning survivors PDF Text
687 3 11/30 FBI-Houston HAM operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
688 2 12/1 FBI-LA FBI negotiates for interview with JT relative PDF Text
689 5 11/30 FBI-CO Procedures for processing JT survivors returning to States PDF Text
690 3 12/1 SECSTATE State SitRep 26, 30 Nov: No mass burial in Delaware PDF Text
691 1 11/29 Amconsul Winnipeg Woman inquires about her daughter who may have died in JT PDF Text
692 2 11/29 AmEmb Georgetown Letters of reference for JJ PDF Text
693 5 12/1 FBI-LA Interview with Miguel dePina PDF Text
694 3 11/30 FBI-SF FBI negotiates to interview Lane, Buford, PT members PDF Text
695 3 12/2 FBI-LA Interview with former Temple member with relatives in JT PDF Text
696 7 12/2 FBI-Jacksonville Interview with elderly former Temple member, relatives PDF Text
697 2 12/1 FBI-SF FBI effort to perform autopsies rejected by relatives PDF Text
698 3 12/2 FBI-BT Interview with former Temple member PDF Text
699 1 12/1 FBI-SF FBI to interview Don Freed PDF Text
700 2 12/1 SECSTATE Transportation of JT survivors PDF Text
701 5 12/2 FBI-CG Interview with former Temple member PDF Text
702 2 12/1 FBI-SF FBI arranges for interview with “government witness” PDF Text
703 2 12/1 FBI-SF Report on Tommy Beikman PDF Text
704 3 12/1 FBI-DE False report of person returning from Guyana PDF Text
705 1 12/3 FBI-LA FBI effort to obtain interview unsuccessful PDF Text
706 9 12/2 FBI-ME Interview with Mark Lane PDF Text
707 1 11/21 FBIHQ Bodies to be airlifted to Dover PDF Text
708 3 11/30 FBI-IP FBI to establish violations of federal law PDF Text
709 2 12/1 FBIHQ Jones’ body might have tumor of Texas tower shooter PDF Text
710 1 12/1 FBIHQ Ryan autopsy turned over to Ryan staffer PDF Text
711 3 12/1 FBIHQ FBI seeks subpoena of Buford PDF Text
712 5 12/1 FBIHQ FBI seeks autopsies on several JT dead PDF Text
713 6 12/1 FBIHQ FBI standardizes, provides list of questions asked of survivors PDF Text
714 5 12/1 FBIHQ FBI seeks interviews with remaining named witnesses PDF Text
715 3 12/1 FBIHQ Ryan aide has Ryan’s briefcase PDF Text
716 2 12/1 FBIHQ State Dept put on alert of new report of hit list PDF Text
717 8 12/2 FBIHQ List of 32 JT survivors PDF Text
718 5 12/2 FBI-SC Former member claims PT had atomic bomb [Duplicate of 722 and 1063] PDF Text
719 7 12/1 FBI-ME FBI follows up on Memphis contact with Mark Lane break-in [Duplicate of 784] PDF Text
720 27 12/1, 12/2 FBI-DL Former members speak of hit list, firearms acquisition, drugs [Partial duplicates of 702, 722] PDF Text
721 4 12/2 FBI-SF Human Freedom Center warns of release of 13 survivors PDF Text
722 7 12/2 FBI-SC Caller claims PT responsibility for Milk assassination [Dupe of 1063] PDF Text
723 4 12/2 FBI-SF Human Freedom Center warns of release of 13 survivors [Duplicate of 721] PDF Text
724 12 11/29 FBI-LA Interviews with former members from LA, SF [Duplicate of 581] PDF Text
725 7 11/29 FBI-CO Jim Cobb interview on Schacht [Duplicate of 586] PDF Text
726 11 11/26 FBI-KC Interview with former members from Indianapolis [Duplicate of 580] 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 16th, 2019.

Last modified on November 25th, 2020.
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