Serial 663

0 302243Z NOV 78
FM MIAMI (89-179) P
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
ALEXANDRIA IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR.

Re Baltimore teletype to Bureau, November 30, 1978.

For information of Alexandria, ham radio operator [name and address deleted], Potomac, Maryland, advised Baltimore Division that some time in February, 1978, [name deleted], OBGYN News (medical newspaper), solicited [name deleted]’s help in contacting the mission village of the Peoples Temple to do an in-depth study of the people in the village. [name deleted] was interested in the lifestyle of these people and their operations there. [name deleted] conversation with the mission village lasted approximately one hour, after which they discouraged [name deleted] from going to Guyana to

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study them. They advised [name deleted] at that time that the Peoples Temple had 1.4 million members, 1,200 of which were at the mission village. [name deleted] was reportedly located at Coral Gables, Florida, and employed by the National Enquirer.

Inquiry of National Enquirer, Lantana, Florida, disclosed no National Enquirer offices in Coral Gables, Florida. A check of Coral Gables telephone listings disclosed no listing identical with [name deleted] (protected), National Enquirer, advised [name deleted] not regular employee of National Enquirer but has written at least one article for them in the past. Last known address for [name deleted] is [deleted] Arlington, Virginia.

Alexandria, at Arlington, Virginia. Contact and interview [name deleted] regarding extent of his contact with the mission village in his knowledge of conditions which existed there prior to and during Congressman Ryan’s inspection.

Armed and dangerous; suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on April 14th, 2019.

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