RYMUR Section 14 – Serials 1071-1161

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 14, including serials 1070-1161. Most are dated during a eight-day period of December 5-12, 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 1150 would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-1150.”

Serial
# of Pages
Date
Office of Origin
Description
PDF
Text
1071 1 12/5 FBI-SF FBI to interview husband of Jonestown resident PDF Text
1072 3 12/5 FBI-SJ Interview with Steven Katsaris includes info on Lane PDF Text
1073 13 12/5 AmEmb Georgetown Discussion of Preparations of State and Ryan before trip of Codel PDF Text
1074 1 12/5 FBIHQ Sky marshals to accompany survivors to US PDF Text
1075 1 12/5 FBIHQ Sky marshals to accompany survivors to US PDF Text
1076 2 12/5 FBI-SF Jim Jones arrest records may have been erased PDF Text
1077 5 12/5 DOJ-Criminal HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1078 4 12/6 FBI-SJ Interviews with Jonestown survivors/PK shooting victim PDF Text
1079 2 12/5 FBI-IP Garry asks that interviews of Jones family occur in SF PDF Text
1080 3 12/5 FBI-IP Discussion of financial assets in JT PDF Text
1081 2 12/6 FBI-MM Witness possesses paper with name of Jonestown survivor PDF Text
1082 1 12/5 FBI-SF FBI unable to locate relatives of Leon Perry for autopsy protocol PDF Text
1083 1 12/5 FBI-BQMRA Sky marshals to accompany survivors to US PDF Text
1084 1 12/6 FBI-DN David Wise had not filed complaint against PT members PDF Text
1085 1 12/5 FBI-SF FBI to interview Krause PDF Text
1086 5 12/6 FBIHQ Summary: autopsies; Holsinger interview; survivors interviews PDF Text
1087 3 12/5 FBI-BQMRA List of returning survivors PDF Text
1088 2 12/6 FBI-ME Negotiations with Lane for Buford testimony PDF Text
1089 2 12/6 FBI-MM Interview with Nat’l Enquirer re: Lindsay and Maitland PDF Text
1090 2 12/6 FBI-AX Speier reports no death threats against her, missing tape recorder PDF Text
1091 6 12/6 FBI-TP Interview with former elderly member from Indianapolis PDF Text
1092 2 12/6 FBI-Newark Interview with former member, could be one of Eight Revolutionaries PDF Text
1093 2 12/6 FBI-SF Grand jury subpoenas issued PDF Text
1094 2 12/6 FBIHQ Kunstler to represent returning survivors against criminal charges PDF Text
1095 2 [None] FBI-Albany [Letters to FBI unrelated to Temple investigation] PDF Text
1096 4 [None] FBI-San Antonio [Letter to Justice unrelated to Temple investigation] PDF Text
1097 20 12/8 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Diane Louie Rozynko PDF Text
1098 1 12/6 FBIHQ NSA has not intercepted radio communications PDF Text
1099 8 12/7 FBIHQ Handwriting samples of Jim Jones 11/18/78 PDF Text
1100 5 12/7 FBI-SF Lane, Buford give info on Temple bank accounts [Duplicate of 942] PDF Text
1101 1 12/7 [none] [Unrelated to Jonestown] PDF Text
1102 3 12/7 FBIHQ Offer of assistance to identify bodies PDF Text
1103 1 12/7 FBIHQ US Labor Party has info on husband of Temple member in Angola PDF Text
1104 2 12/7 FBIHQ Autopsy protocol PDF Text
1105 1 12/7 AmEmb Georgetown Ambassador to consider FBI request for interviews of JT survivors PDF Text
1106 1 12/7 FBI-SC DMV traces vehicle registration PDF Text
1107 1 12/7 FBI-SF Mark Lane home in DC broken into PDF Text
1108 3 12/7 FBI-Phoenix HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1109 2 12/7 FBI-LA Request for trace of vehicle registration PDF Text
1110 2 12/7 State Possible grandmother of JT survivor contacts State PDF Text
1111 1 12/6 FBI-LA Corrections on names of Nell Smart’s children PDF Text
1112 3 12/7 FBI-LA Interview with reporter who wrote on PT PDF Text
1113 2 12/6 FBI-SF Lane claims guns stored in Garry’s office basement PDF Text
1114 3 12/6 FBI-SF Summary: Buford interviewed; Garry turns over guns PDF Text
1115 1 12/7 FBI-SC AG Younger notified of name on hit list PDF Text
1116 3 12/5 AmEmb Georgetown Survivors returning to US PDF Text
1117 15 12/7 FBI-BQMRA [Dupe of 934] PDF Text
1118 3 12/7 AmEmb Georgetown Embassy seeks lawyer to assist its efforts PDF Text
1119 2 12/6 FBI-LA Interview of Jack Arnold includes Schacht background PDF Text
1120 1 12/7 AmEmb Georgetown GT jail will allow relatives to visit Layton PDF Text
1121 3 12/7 FBI-MM HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1122 1 12/6 AmEmb Georgetown [dupe of 941] PDF Text
1123 2 12/7 FBI-SC Background info on Schacht PDF Text
1124 2 12/6 FBI-LA Med school needs subpoena to release Schacht info PDF Text
1125 5 12/7 AmEmb Georgetown Guyana paper refutes AP in story of Temple relationship with GOG PDF Text
1126 1 12/7 FBI-SF Transmittal sheet for Katsaris autopsy protocol PDF Text
1127 15 12/7 FBI-BA HAM operator provides Temple publicity packet to FBI PDF Text
1128 1 12/7 FBI-BQMRA Info on Burrell Wilson and mother PDF Text
1129 1 12/8 FBIHQ [Dupe of 1103] PDF Text
1130 1 12/8 FBI-LV Transmittal of autopsy protocol on Carolyn Layton, Ann Moore PDF Text
1131-0 2 12/8 FBI-MM Cover memo for three interviews of Jonestown survivors PDF Text
1131-1 17 12/7 FBI-MM Interview of Jonestown survivor Richard Clark PDF Text
1131-2 18 12/8 FBI-MM Interview of Jonestown survivor Johnny Franklin PDF Text
1131-3 13 12/6 FBI-MM Interview of Jonestown survivor Robert Paul PDF Text
1132 2 12/8 FBI-AX Realtor mentions Ryan appointment for property on 11/18 PDF Text
1133 2 12/8 FBIHQ US sends fingerprint equipment to Guyana PDF Text
1134 1 12/8 FBIHQ Memphis contact reports hit list PDF Text
1135 5 12/8 AmEmb Georgetown McCoy’s account of JT visit PDF Text
1136 1 12/9 FBIHQ DOJ requests transcript of death tape PDF Text
1137 2 12/8 FBI-MM “Whereabouts and welfare” of two Temple returnees PDF Text
1138 4 12/11 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Janaros PDF Text
1139 1 12/11 FBIHQ [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
1140 2 12/11 FBIHQ Autopsy protocol for Richard Castillo PDF Text
1141 1 12/11 FBIHQ [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
1142 12 12/11 AmEmb Georgetown Impact of media on GOG, Embassy PDF Text
1143 2 12/11 FBI-Houston Attempts to contact Schacht family unsuccessful PDF Text
1144 3 12/11 FBI-MM HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1145 2 12/11 FBI-DL Targets on hit list notified PDF Text
1146 3 12/11 AmEmb Georgetown Details of some weapons found in JT PDF Text
1147 2 12/11 FBI-TP HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1148 3 12/11 FBI-NY FBI reviews NBC film coverage PDF Text
1149 2 12/11 FBI-LA Search warrant conducted on Kay Nelson real estate office PDF Text
1150 2 12/11 AmEmb Georgetown Mike Touchette whereabouts reported to Charles Touchette PDF Text
1151 1 12/11 FBI-SF FBI attempts to contact unnamed witness PDF Text
1152 2 12/11 FBI-LA LAPD arrest records for PT members PDF Text
1153 2 12/9 AmEmb Georgetown None of recovered passports were of Dutch or German citizens PDF Text
1154 4 12/13 FBIHQ Protocols for autopsies PDF Text
1155 3 12/13 FBIHQ Protocols for autopsies PDF Text
1156 2 12/13 FBI-Jacksonville Interview with PT member from many years past PDF Text
1157 4 12/13 FBI-Jacksonville [Dupe of 1156] PDF Text
1158 2 12/12 FBIHQ RYMUR records to be computerized PDF Text
1159 1 11/23 FBI-SD [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
1160 1 11/24 FBI-Savannah [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
1161 2 12/6 FBI-NY More identifications of dead 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 8th, 2019.

Last modified on November 25th, 2020.
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