Serial 752

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 752 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

The State Department release included several deletions, but the names were released in RYMUR. They are denoted below in red type.]

UNCLASSIFIED FBB 180

[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 051619Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 6865
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
UNCLAS BRIDGETOWN 3557
E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY, BB
SUBJECT: INQUIRY REGARDING WELFARE OF PT MEMBER MICHAEL TOUCHETTE

1. Mr. [Charles] Touchette appeared at embassy morning of December 5 after attempts to reach him December failed. He asks that the remains of his wife, Carol Joyce Touchette, son Albert Touchette, and daughter, Michelle Elaine Touchette be interred along with those members of the Peoples’ Temple who were recovered from Jonestown but who remain unidentifiable.

2. He states that he is without funds.

3. Above has been prepared and signed statement which will be forwarded to the department of state for appropriate distribution [distribution].

Ortiz [Francis Vincent Ortiz, Jr.]

Unclassified

Originally posted on May 3rd, 2019.

Last modified on July 1st, 2022.
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