Serial 599

0 300045Z NOV 78
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQ. 10)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
INDIANAPOLIS (89-181) IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

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

Doing the above interview, Cartmell advised that when he first became acquainted with Jim Jones in 1961, Jones was the head of the Human Rights Commission, Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Cartmell, this was a very influential and well paying position.

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Sometime in 1961, however, Jones abruptly quit that position and left the U.S. He traveled to Hawaii and Brazil, and his itinerary is documented by postcards mailed by Jones to Cartmell’s mother. Jones later returned to the U.S. during the winter of 1963.

Leads: Indianapolis. At Indianapolis, Indiana. Will attempt to determine the reason for Jim Jones’ abrupt departure from his position as head of the Human Rights Commission and develop other background regarding Jones’ will in Indianapolis.

“Often dangerous. Suicidal tendencies”.

BT

Originally posted on April 13th, 2019.

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