RYMUR Section 18 – Serials 1361-1400

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 18, including serials 1361-1400. Most are dated mid-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 1370 would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-1370.”

Serial
# of Pages
Date
Office of Origin
Description
PDF
Text
1361 2 12/19 FBI-NY FBI seeks two NBC interview subjects PDF Text
1362 1 12/19 FBI-SF FBI requests processing of roll of film PDF Text
1363 4 12/19 FBI-SF Nervous HAM operator talks to FBI PDF Text
1364 7 12/21 FBIHQ FBI organizational outline for report on PT PDF Text
1365 6 12/26 FBIHQ FBI duplicates tape of HAM/JT radio broadcast PDF Text
1366 10 12/14 State Embassy interview with Paula Adams PDF Text
1367 3 11/24 FBI-SF Summary: Subpoenas to be issued; Garry interviewed; fingerprints to WDC PDF Text
1367x 1 11/28 (outside source) Cover letter for Mark Gosney birth certificate PDF Text
1367×1 1 11/29 Legat Caracas Photographic film transferred to FBI; Names and DOB provided by State PDF Text
1368 1 12/6 (outside source) Private letter chastises Justice Dept for inadequate protection for Speier PDF Text
1368x 1 12/15 (None) [RYMUR administrative transfer] PDF Text
1369 7 12/7 FBI-Newark Interview with former Temple member PDF Text
1370 2 12/7 FBI-SF [Key findings of DOJ deleted] PDF Text
1370x 3 12/7 FBIHQ Summary: Interview of Teri Buford, other survivors; ID of dead at Dover PDF Text
1370×1 1 12/7 (outside source) Huntington Beach police investigating possible Temple members PDF Text
1370×2 1 12/7 Legat Caracas Transfer sheet for cassette tape PDF Text
1371 9 12/8 FBI-BU HAM radio operator reports contacts with Jonestown, with postcard PDF Text
1371x 7 12/8 FBI-BU HAM radio operator reports contacts with Jonestown PDF Text
1372 1 12/11 FBI-New Rochelle HAM radio operator reports contacts with Jonestown PDF Text
1373 12 12/11 FBI-MM Interviews with JT survivor Johnny Franklin, Walter Thain PDF Text
1374 2 12/12 FBI-SC FBI requests assistance from Calif. state agencies, incl. DMV PDF Text
1375 3 12/15 AmEmb Bern PT funds in Switzerland PDF Text
1376 61 12/18 FBI-SF Financial/Social Security/bank records of 300 PT members PDF Text
1377 3 12/14 AmEmb Georgetown GOG still sensitive about FBI in Guyana PDF Text
1378 2 12/17 AmEmb Georgetown [Dupes of 1377 and 1509] PDF Text
1379 2 12/19 FBI-BQMRA DOJ rejects idea of interviews turned over to defense attorneys PDF Text
1380 6 12/19 FBI-SF [Dupe of 1363] PDF Text
1381 3 12/19 AmEmb Georgetown Temple members permitted to leave for US PDF Text
1382 7 12/19 FBI-LA Woman claims brother in JT, provides photo PDF Text
1383 3 12/19 FBI-Springfield HAM radio operator reports contacts with Jonestown PDF Text
1384 7 12/20 FBI-BQMRA Interview with JT resident, survivor PDF Text
1385 2 12/20 FBI-SD HAM radio operator reports contacts with Jonestown PDF Text
1386 2 12/20 FBI-BQMRA Notes on interviews PDF Text
1387 2 12/20 AmEmb Georgetown Return schedule of some Temple members from Guyana PDF Text
1388 1 12/20 AmEmb Georgetown Money recovered in JT PDF Text
1389 2 12/20 AmEmb Georgetown [Dupe of 1388] PDF Text
1390 8 12/21 FBI-BQMRA Interview with JT resident, survivor PDF Text
1391 13 12/21 FBI-Memphis Interview with Mark Lane, Lane contact PDF Text
1392 15 12/21 FBI-BQMRA Interview with JT residents, survivors PDF Text
1393 2 12/21 State [Referral; dupe of 1403] PDF Text
1394 4 12/21 AmEmb Georgetown Return schedule of some Temple members from Guyana PDF Text
1395 2 12/21 AmEmb Georgetown [Dupe of 1394] PDF Text
1396 4 12/21 FBIHQ [dupe of 1352] PDF Text
1397 2 12/21 FBIHQ [Referral; dupe of 1404] PDF Text
1398 3 12/21 AmEmb Georgetown Secret Service asks to interview survivors in Guyana PDF Text
1399 2 12/21 AmEmb Georgetown [Dupe of 1398] PDF Text
1400 2 12/21 Legat Bern Temple bank accounts 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 July 15th, 2020.

Last modified on December 1st, 2020.
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