RYMUR Section 36 – Serials 2381-2480

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 36, including serials 2381-2480. Almost all are dated in the first months of 1980.

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 2416 would be cited as “RYMUR 89-4286-2416.”

Serial # of pages Date Office of Origin Description PDF Text
20 RYMUR Administrative Memoranda PDF Text
2381 1 1/31 AmEmb Georgetown Guyana prosecutor says Beikman story is wrong PDF Text
2382-2393, 2398 16 1/31-2/19 FBI Fingerprint Division Fingerprint reports on JT victims PDF Text
2394 1 -0- -0- [Misfiled file] PDF Text
2395 5 2/8 FBIHQ Examination of bullet fired in Guyana PDF Text
2396 1 2/12 FBI-SF US assistance to Guyana in prosecution of Layton PDF Text
2397 3 2/12 FBIHQ US assistance to Guyana in prosecution of Layton (dupe of 2396) PDF Text
2399 3 2/20 FBI Fingerprint Division Fingerprint report on possible JT victim PDF Text
2400 2 2/8 FBIHQ Letter to White House from NCCJ re: JT PDF Text
2401 2 2/22 FBIHQ [dupe of 2405] PDF Text
2402 2 2/27 FBI-SF Murder of Mills PDF Text
2404 2 1/21 White House Letter to White House from NCCJ re: JT PDF Text
2405 2 2/22 State Dept. referral released Status of Layton prosecution PDF Text
(after) 2405 2 2/28 [Newspaper article] Articles on murder of Mills PDF Text
2406 3 10/16 [Outside source] Call to investigate another cult PDF Text
2407 3 3/3 FBI-SF Murder of Mills PDF Text
2409 2 2/28 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton prosecution, PDF Text
2410 1 3/00 [City of Caldwell, TX] Info on Addie Jones PDF Text
2411 2 3/7 FBI Fingerprint Division Fingerprint report on JT victims PDF Text
2412 1 3/3 FBIHQ Status of Layton prosecution PDF Text
2413 1 3/14 Legat-Panama Fingerprint report on JT victim PDF Text
2414 2 3/4 FBI Fingerprint Division Fingerprint report on JT victim PDF Text
2415 2 3/3 FBIHQ Murder of Mills PDF Text
2416 8 2/28 AmEmb Georgetown Guyana, Justice debate identification, jurisdiction of guns in RYMUR PDF Text
2417 3 3/21 FBIHQ Witnesses in Layton prosecution travel to Guyana [dupe of 2420 PDF Text
2418 3 3/21 SecState Travel of FBI, witnesses to Guyana, PDF Text
2419 2 3/28 FBIHQ Postponement of Layton trial PDF Text
2420 1 3/21 FBI-SF Witnesses in Layton prosecution travel to Guyana PDF Text
2421 3 3/21 FBIHQ Witnesses in Layton prosecution travel to Guyana (dupe of 2420) PDF Text
2422 1 3/14 DOJ Criminal Division Status of Layton prosecution PDF Text
2423 2 3/19 FBIHQ Witnesses in Layton prosecution travel to Guyana PDF Text
2424 1 3/24? AmEmb Georgetown Guyana says no need for witness PDF Text
2425 2 3/24? FBIHQ [dupe of 2424] PDF Text
2426 5 3/31 AmEmb Georgetown Consular officer visits Larry Layton PDF Text
2427 2 4/3 FBIHQ New trial date set for Layton PDF Text
2428 3 4/16 FBIHQ Gosney to travel to Guyana PDF Text
2429 1 4/3 FBIHQ New trial date set for Layton PDF Text
2430 2 4/8 AmEmb Georgetown Beikman sentenced PDF Text
2432 1 4/11 AmEmb Georgetown Guyana says no need for witness PDF Text
2433 2 4/2 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton prosecution PDF Text
2434 2 4/24 FBI-SF Travel of Gosney to Guyana PDF Text
2435 4 4/24 FBIHQ Travel of Gosney to Guyana (dupe of 2434) PDF Text
2436 1 5/5 FBIHQ Plans of man who wishes to kill PT survivors PDF Text
2437 1 4/4 DOJ Criminal Division Status of Layton prosecution PDF Text
2438 3 5/9 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton trial (Day 5) PDF Text
2439 3 5/7 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton trial (Day 3) PDF Text
2440 1 5/22 FBI-SF Acquittal of Layton in Guyana PDF Text
2441 2 5/23 FBIHQ Acquittal of Layton in Guyana (dupe of 2451) PDF Text
2442 3 5/13 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton trial (Day 7) PDF Text
2443 2 5/16 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton trial (Day 8) PDF Text
2444 2 5/20 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton trial (Day 9) PDF Text
2445 2 5/20 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton trial (Day 10) PDF Text
2446 3 5/22 AmEmb Georgetown Judge reduces sentence in Beikman case PDF Text
2447 2 5/19 FBIHQ FBI agent Hale debriefs on Layton trial PDF Text
After 2447 6 5/23 [Outside source] Reports, articles on Layton, Beikman PDF Text
2448 4 5/23 AmEmb Georgetown US interest in Larry Layton PDF Text
2449 3 5/20 FBIHQ Status of Layton trial (Day 10) (dupe of 2445) PDF Text
2450 2 5/21 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton trial (Day 11) PDF Text
2451 1 5/22 AmEmb Georgetown Layton acquittted PDF Text
2452 2 5/16 FBIHQ [Dupe of 2443] PDF Text
2453 7 6/4 FBI-SF US prosecution of Layton PDF Text
2454 2 6/5 FBI-SF US will seek extradition of Layton PDF Text
2455 4 6/5 FBIHQ [Dupe of 2454] PDF Text
(after) 2455 4 2/29 [Outside source] Murder of Mills PDF Text
2457 2 6/6 FBI-SF Case vs. Larry Layton in US PDF Text
2458 2 6/23 FBIHQ Case vs. Larry Layton in US (dupe of 2457) PDF Text
2459 1 7/9 FBI-SF US checks Suhdeo as witness PDF Text
2460 1 7/9 FBIHQ US checks Suhdeo as witness PDF Text
2461 1 7/15 FBI-WFO Layton passport expires PDF Text
2462 7 6/25 FBI-SF Photos from Guyana PDF Text
2464 10 1/15 FBI-SF Review of documents and tapes for Layton trial PDF Text
2465 2 1/17 FBI-SF Description of audiotapes PDF Text
2466 2 1/22 FBIHQ Description of documents that “interfere substantially” with govt’s case PDF Text
2467 1 7/7 FBI-SF Passport status of Layton PDF Text
2468 3 1/15 AmEmb Georgetown Status of Layton PDF Text
2468x 1 6/20 Congress House committee seeks death tape PDF Text
2469 2 7/10 FBI-SF FBI asks for description of Kaituma planes PDF Text
2470 3 8/1 FBIHQ FBI asks for description of Kaituma planes (dupe of 2477) PDF Text
2471 4 7/10 FBIHQ FBI asks for description of Kaituma planes (dupe of 2469) PDF Text
2472 1 7/30 FBIHQ House committee seeks death tape PDF Text
2473 1 8/1 FBI-SF FBI seeks immunity for four witnesses PDF Text
2474 2 7/7 FBIHQ FBI replies to House request for death tape PDF Text
2475 1 7/7 FBIHQ FBI replies to House request for death tape PDF Text
2476 2 8/1 Legat-Ottawa FBI transmits description of Kaituma planes S PDF Text
2477 1 8/1 Legat-Ottawa Transmittal of corporate description of Kaituma planes 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 November 5th, 2020.

Last modified on December 1st, 2020.
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