[Editor’s note: This is a State Department cable that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.]
0 272230Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO RUEHFB/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 3969
FOR FBI HQ
E.O. 11652: N/A
1. On November 27, 1978, Assistant Commissioner, C.A. Roberts, who is directing the investigation concerning the murder of Congressman Ryan, made avaialble [available] for an examination radio equipment at the PT house at Georgetown, Guyana.
2. He further advised that he is seeking approval of his government in order that a firearms technician from the FBI may travel to Georgetown in order to examine the 32 weapons seized in this matter and in order to make test firings. Obtain sample bullets to be compared with bullets already in the possession of the FBI in the U.S. He will advise as soon as his minister approves this action.
On November [November] 27, 1978 the following items which have been taken from the headquarters of the People’s Temple at Georgetown, Guyana, were examined at the police station at Georgetown, Guyana:
1. Yaesu SBB Tranceiver [Transceiver], Model FT 101 EE, Serial number 7C 251487.
2. Yaesu SBB Tranceiver, Model FT 101 EE, Serial number 7I 280944.
3. Collins linear amplifier, model 30 L-1, serial number 10472
4. Collins radio power supply, model 516-F-2, serial number 2758
5. Dentron radio antenna transmatch, model 160-10, serial number 160-10 at number 0908.
6. Collins radio transceiver, model KWN-2 serial number 15347
7. Yaesu mobile microphone, dynamic model no serial number
8. Yaesu mobile microphone, dynamic model no serial number
[9. Number skipped in listing]
10. Muru stereo headphones, model HP-1500 no serial number
11. Sanyo FM/AM radio cassette player, model M2560 serial number 87117308
12. Sanyo FM/AM radio cassette player, model M2560 serial number 87115721
13. Sanyo cassette player model M1530A, serial number 77568963
14. Sanyo cassette player model M1530A, serial number 77678354
15. Small Hitachi cassette recorder model TRQ33, serial number 40619173 K.
16. Small Panasonic cassette player, model RQ 212 DAS, serial number PL 422895
Typed note on Dentron antenna transmatch read WD6 DVI (SF) WB6NH portable 8R1 (GT) and WB6 MID portable 8R3 (JT).
FBIHQ requested to advise only if any information known indicating equipment stolen or any information of interest to Guyanan police.
Burke [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]