[Editor’s note: The FBI deleted the location of the residence of the interview subject, even though the office originating the serial is Butte, Montana. Since the deleted location has five letters, it is presumed the location is Butte. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is presumed by the editor has been indicated by red type.]
0 0122220Z DEC 78
FM BUTTE (89-166) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) (IMMEDIATE)
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (IMMEDIATE)
SAN DIEGO (IMMEDIATE)
UNSUB; CONGRESSMAN LEO J. RYAN (DECEASED) – VICTIM. CONGRESSIONAL ASSASSINATION STATUTE (A). 00 SAN FRANCISCO.
On December 1, 1978, Mrs. [name deleted], telephone no. [deleted] (confidentiality requested) furnished the following information to SA at [information deleted].
Her daughter, [name deleted], and [name deleted], age 23, have been close friends for several years. [name deleted] now residing El Cajon, California, and member of People’s Temple church. [name deleted] and [name deleted] have kept in touch telephonically. [name deleted] always calls [name deleted] residence at [information deleted] and they do not know [name deleted] current address or
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On day after mass suicide in Guyana, [name deleted] called the [name deleted] residence in [location deleted] [Butte]. Even though news of the mass suicide was being carried in all newspapers and on television and radio, [name deleted] did not mention this during telephone call. She also kept repeating, “I love you guys,” which seemed unusual to Mrs. [name deleted], although in past telephone calls she may have ended the conversation with such words.
Mrs. [name deleted] invited [name deleted] to come to [Butte] were present at Christmas time to which [name deleted] replied she had to go to Anaheim, California. She then said, “there are going to be 4,000 of us there”. When asked what she was going to do [name deleted] replied, “we are going to take training on how to obey the word of the Lord.” She did not and would not elaborate.
According to Mrs. [name deleted] entire telephone call seemed strange, and due to the fact that [name deleted] repeatedly stated, “I love you guys” and did not mention the mass suicide, which had occurred the day before, entire phone call is unusual.
Mrs. [name deleted] stated that she desired to bring this to the attention of authorities, because she is concerned as to what
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may take place in Anaheim, California, at Christmas time.
San Diego division at El Cajon, California, consider locating and interviewing [name deleted].
FD-302 to follow.
Armed and dangerous; Suicidal tendencies.