Serial 596

[Editor’s note: The subject of this serial whose name is deleted is Kay Nelson, who died in Jonestown. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type. It should also be noted that the mistakes in this serial – both the spelling of Jim McElvane’s name and the race of McElvance and his sister Kay Nelson – were corrected in Serial 604.]

0 332339Z NOV 78
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQ. 10)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
LOS ANGELES IMMEDIATE (LA VIA FBIHQ)
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

The below information arises out of an interview with Mike Cartmell on November 21, 1978 at the FBI office, Berkeley, California.

During the above interview, Cartmell advised that Jim MacElvain [McElvane], a People’s Temple (PT) member, has a sister by the name of Kay Nelson, who lives in Los Angeles, California area. Kay Nelson used to be the secretary for the PT. Both MacElvain and his sister are Caucasians [black].

Leads: Los Angeles. At Los Angeles, California. Will

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attempt to locate and interview [name deleted] [Kay Nelson] concerning her knowledge of the activities of the PT, and Jim Jones.

“Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies”.

BT

Originally posted on April 13th, 2019.

Last modified on April 17th, 2019.
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