RYMUR Section 15 – Serials 1162-1250

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 15, including serials 1162-1250. Most are dated during the second week of December, 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 1230 would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-1230.”

Serial
# of Pages
Date
Office of Origin
Description
PDF
Text
1162 3 11/24 FBIHQ Creation of team to help with ID at Dover PDF Text
1163 6 11/30 FBIHQ Ted Patrick seeks action against cults PDF Text
1164 2 12/6 AmEmb Georgetown Guyana evidence being delivered to NYC PDF Text
1165 1 12/9 FBIHQ Transcript of death tape being prepared PDF Text
1166 1 12/8 FBI-NY Correction to section on HAM radio operator PDF Text
1167 7 12/11 FBI-San Antonio HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1168 1 12/11 US Army Rumor of military finding JJ papers, holding for sale PDF Text
1169 2 12/12 FBI-Phoenix Connection between PT and Black Muslims PDF Text
1170 2 12/12 FBI-TP HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
(post) 1170 2 12/12 [none] [not recorded; referral missing] PDF Text
1171 2 12/13 FBIHQ More identification of bodies PDF Text
1172 1 12/12 FBI-SF FBI locates witness in SF PDF Text
1173 1 12/12 FBI-LA Attempts to locate relatives of two JT dead are unsuccessful PDF Text
1174 2 12/13 FBI-SC Attempt to link anonymous threat against reporter to PT PDF Text
1175 2 12/12 FBI-SF Notes on grand jury subpoenas, proceedings PDF Text
1176 1 12/13 FBI-ME Transmittal sheet for Mark Lane interviews PDF Text
1177 2 12/13 FBI-Omaha HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1178 2 12/14 FBI-LA FBI unable to locate kin for Kevin Earl Smith PDF Text
1179 2 12/14 FBIHQ Autopsy protocol PDF Text
1180 3 12/14 FBIHQ More identifications of dead PDF Text
1181 1 12/14 FBIHQ [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
1182 5 12/12 FBI-MM HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1183 3 12/12 AmEmb Georgetown Secret Service asks GOG to interview PT members on assassination threat [Dupe of 1202] PDF Text
1184 3 12/14 FBI-Tokyo [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
1185 3 12/13 State DEA to investigate how PT got lethal drugs to JT [Dupe of 1292] PDF Text
1186 3 12/14 AmEmb Georgetown Matthews Ridge inquest to begin [Dupe of 1232] PDF Text
1187 2 12/14 FBI-SF Detroit columnist contacts HAM radio operators PDF Text
1188 2 12/14 FBI-SF Efforts to locate info on Pauline Groot unsuccessful PDF Text
1189 2 12/14 FBI-SF Letter from man with relatives both who left PT and who died in JT PDF Text
1190 9 12/14 FBI-WFO Summary: Krause interview sought PDF Text
1191 2 12/14 FBI-SF Autopsy protocol for Violett Dillard PDF Text
1192 3 12/14 FBI-SF SF DA seeks FBI assistance in following up letter PDF Text
1193 2 12/14 FBI-DL Grand jury subpoena served PDF Text
1194 3 12/14 State More identifications of dead PDF Text
1195 7 12/14 FBI-ME Interview with former PT member PDF Text
1196 3 12/15 AmEmb Bern Probe into Temple funds in Switzerland PDF Text
1197 2 12/15 FBI-Bern Probe into Temple funds in Switzerland PDF Text
1198 4 12/15 FBI-Bern Probe into Temple funds in Switzerland PDF Text
1199 1 11/24 DOD Transmittal of suicide note found on Jones’ body PDF Text
1200 86 12/11 FBI-Newark Transcripts of radio tapes recorded by HAM operator PDF Text
1201 1 12/4 FBI-Kansas City Transmittal page for tape cassette PDF Text
1202 1 12/12 AmEmb Georgetown Secret Service asks GOG to interview PT members on assassination threat PDF Text
1203 3 12/12 FBI-MM HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1204 1 12/12 FBI-Jackson [RYMUR administrative memo] PDF Text
1205 5 12/13 FBI-Jacksonville Interviews with two former members from Indiana PDF Text
1206 1 12/13 FBI-BQMRA Transmittal page for photographs of survivors PDF Text
1207-0 2 12/14 FBI-BQMRA Cover sheet for interviews with JT survivors PDF Text
1207-1 6 12/6 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Jonestown survivor Guy Mitchell PDF Text
1207-2 12 12/6 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Jonestown survivor Ruby Johnson PDF Text
1207-3 13 12/6 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Jonestown survivor Dawn Gardfrey PDF Text
1207-4 12 12/6 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Jonestown survivor Bea Orsot Grubbs PDF Text
1207-5 2 12/4 FBI-BQMRA Interview with unknown Jonestown relative PDF Text
1207-6 18 12/4 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Jonestown survivor Diane Louie [Dupe of 1097] PDF Text
1207-7 11 12/5 FBI-BQMRA Interview with former Temple member Suzanne Jones Cartmell PDF Text
1207-8 2 12/5 FBI-BQMRA Interview with parent of Jonestown victim PDF Text
1207-9 6 12/6 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Jonestown survivor Sonya Evans PDF Text
1207-10 7 12/5 FBI-BQMRA Interview with Jonestown survivor Andrea Walker PDF Text
1208 3 12/14 AmEmb Georgetown Ambassador repeats request for Secret Service interviews PDF Text
1209 1 12/6 FBI-SF FBI anticipates arrival of tapes PDF Text
1210 3 12/14 FBI-Tokyo FBI to review HAM radio tape PDF Text
1211 1 12/15 FBI-SJ Krause not interviewed PDF Text
1212-0 1 12/15 FBI-BA Cover sheet for interviews with numerous PK survivors PDF Text
1212-1 3 11/29 FBI-BA Interview of Jackie Speier PDF Text
1212-2 1 12/4 FBI-BA Interview with HAM radio operator PDF Text
1212-3 1 11/30 FBI-BA AFIP reports on note found in Jim Jones’ clothing PDF Text
1212-4 6 11/30 FBI-BA Interview with Tim Reiterman PDF Text
1212-5 1 11/30 FBI-BA AFIP reports on note found in Jim Jones’ clothing PDF Text
1212-6 1 11/30< FBI-BA AFIP reports on note found in Jim Jones’ clothing PDF Text
1212-7 7 11/29 FBI-BA Interview with Port Kaituma survivor Carol Boyd PDF Text
1212-8 2 12/1 FBI-BA Follow-up interview with Carol Boyd PDF Text
1213 9 12/12 FBI-Newark Interviews with HAM operators, U.S. doctor in Guyana after 11/18 PDF Text
1214 2 12/16 FBI-LA Interview with relative of Temple members, including JT deceased PDF Text
1215 15 12/11 FBIHQ FBI describes bullet fragment evidence from JT PDF Text
1216 1 12/12 FBIHQ RYMUR file being prepared for computerization PDF Text
1217-0 4 12/14 FBI-SJ Interviews with Concerned Relatives, JT survivors PDF Text
1217-1 22 12/7 FBI-SJ Interview with Steven Katsaris PDF Text
1217-2 15 12/7 FBI-SJ Interview with Vernon Gosney PDF Text
1217-3 9 12/7 FBI-SJ Interview with Beverly Oliver PDF Text
1217-4 16 12/8 FBI-SJ Interview with Anthony Katsaris PDF Text
1217-5 17 11/21 FBI-SJ Interview with Bob Flick PDF Text
1217-6 6 11/29 FBI-SJ Interviews with medical personnel, Roosevelt Road Naval Hospital PDF Text
1217-7 4 12/6 FBI-SJ Interview with Richard Janaro PDF Text
1217-8 8 12/12 FBI-SJ Interview with Claire Janaro PDF Text
1217-9 3 12/5 FBI-SJ Interview with Helen Swinney PDF Text
1217-10 4 12/11 FBI-SJ Interview with Philip Blakey PDF Text
1217-11 5 12/6 FBI-SJ Interview with Charles Touchette PDF Text
1217-12 1 12/7 FBI-SJ Interview with Mrs. Alma Gosney PDF Text
1217-13 2 12/11 FBI-SJ HAM radio contacts interviewed PDF Text
1218 2 11/22 FBIHQ FBI sets up procedure for investigation PDF Text
1219 2 12/14 FBI-BA Autopsy waivers obtained PDF Text
1220 1 12/4 FBI-BA Transmittal sheet for ammunition recovered from JT PDF Text
1221 3 12/11? DOJ-Civil Justice looks into possibility of lawsuits against PT PDF Text
1222 2 12/8 FBIHQ Summary: Investigations in Guyana, SF, at NY airport PDF Text
1223 1 12/11 Congress Congressional committee launches investigation PDF Text
1224 2 12/12 FBI-PD Transmittal sheet for Stoen diary PDF Text
1225 4 12/12 AmEmb Georgetown State describes materials to be shipped from Guyana to US PDF Text
1226 5 12/13 FBI-BA Interview of Dr. Albert Greenfield PDF Text
1227 4 12/13 FBIHQ Organizational chart of RYMUR investigation PDF Text
1228 2 12/13 Legat Caracas Temple bank accounts PDF Text
1229 4 12/13 Legat Caracas Temple bank accounts [Dupe of 1228] PDF Text
1230 1 12/13 FBI-BQMRA FBI in possession of papers related to operation of Albatross PDF Text
1231 2 12/13 FBIHQ [RYMUR administrative memo re: costs of investigation] PDF Text
1232 3 12/14 AmEmb Georgetown Matthews Ridge inquest to begin PDF Text
1233 3 12/14 FBIHQ Issues remaining with autopsies, unclaimed remains, unidentified children PDF Text
1234 3 12/15 US Air Force AFIP has authority to conduct seven autopsies [Dupe of 1296] PDF Text
1235 1 12/15 AmEmb Georgetown Report on Albatross PDF Text
1236 4 12/15 FBI-New Rochelle Unknown person denies knowledge of JT, Ryan [Dupe of 1293] PDF Text
1237 1 12/15 FBI-SF FBI unable to locate two named witnesses PDF Text
1238 2 12/15 FBI-SF FBI to determine if home for boys in Detroit had Temple connection PDF Text
1239 2 12/15 AmEmb Georgetown Report on Albatross [Dupe of 1235] PDF Text
1240 11 12/15 FBI-Buffalo HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1241 11 12/16 AmEmb Georgetown Embassy seeks guidance on disposal of Temple assets PDF Text
1242 6 12/15 FBI-SF Informant within Temple alleges leaders to make new board to free frozen assets PDF Text
1243 1 12/15 FBI-Springfield HAM operator to provide tapes of radio broadcasts PDF Text
1244 3 12/18 AmEmb Georgetown Embassy explains final contacts with Ryan PDF Text
1245 2 12/13 AmEmb Georgetown GOG informs US that pathologist not necessary PDF Text
1246 11 12/18 AmEmb Georgetown Temple bequest to USSR PDF Text
1247 4 12/18 FBI-Detroit Guyana native in Detroit to provide sensitive info to FBI PDF Text
1248 2 12/18 FBI-Cincinnati HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT PDF Text
1249 2 12/18 FBI-BQMRA List of survivors returning in early December 78 PDF Text
1250 1 12/15 FBI-Birmingham HAM radio operator reports contacts with JT 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 August 22nd, 2019.

Last modified on December 1st, 2020.
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