Serial 925

[Editor’s note: One of the subjects of this serial whose name is deleted is former Temple member Faith Kice. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

[A duplicate of this serial – with several different deletions – was released as Serial 963. The information revealed there, including the name of Debbie Layton Blakey, appears below in blue.]

[Additional note: This is an eight-page document. The first seven pages appear as Serial 925, and the final page appears as Serial 927. They are combined here for flow and clarity.]

0 072014Z DEC 78
FM FBI DALLAS (89-205) P
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4289 [4286]) IMMEDIATE
FBI HOUSTON (89-156) IMMEDIATE
FBI LOS ANGELES (89-436) IMMEDIATE
FBI MEMPHIS IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250)
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UNCLAS E F T O SECTION ONE OF TWO.
RYMUR. 00: SAN FRANCISCO.

Re Dallas teletype to Bureau December 1, 1978, and Bureau teletype to Dallas December 5, 1978.

[Name deleted], aka [Name deleted] [Faith Kice] (protect identity), reinterviewed late PM December 6, 1978, and provided the following information regarding Larry Eugene Schacht.

Schacht joined Peoples Temple (PT) in Ukiah, California, in approximately 1969 or 1970. [Kice] would not state Schacht’s reason for joining PT but stated Schacht was quickly evaluated

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by Reverend Jones and members of “inner circle” as extremely intelligent individual who demonstrated unstable, insecure emotional state. Schacht possessed dissatisfaction with “state of things in general”. Schacht characterized as extremely rebellious personality and according to [Kice], it was these personality flaws which prompted Jones to personally select Schacht to attend medical school to serve Jones’ and PT ends. At PT expense Schacht and several other PT members, whom [Kice] declined to identify, were sent to Mexico for the purpose of attending medical school. Mexico selected as education in this field could be more quickly completed than in the U.S. Schacht returned periodically to PT, San Francisco, California, and Ukiah, California in 1971, 1972 and 1973 and worked closely with Joyce Parks, as Jones’ personal physician. Schacht and Parks provided and administered various narcotics to Jones, namely barbiturates and amphetamines, upon which Jones extremely dependent. Schacht characterized by [Kice] as loner who was used as tool by Jones. [Kice] stated she does not know of subsequent medical training received by Schacht subsequent to her defection from PT. [Kice] advised the only “Becky” she knows in PT was one Becky Bikeman [Beikman],

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the adopted daughter of Reverend Archie Ijames. Bikeman was teacher’s assistant in PT church, San Francisco, California, in 1973. [Kice] knows nothing of Schacht’s marriage in Guyana.

During the course of the interview, [Kice] furnished the following information:

The “hit list” was largely compiled by Jones and select members of PT as direct result of media attack made on Jones and PT by the Reverend Lester Kinsolving in the early 1970s. Kinsolving, whom [Kice] did not further identify, blamed Jones and PT for disappearance of a Negro female defector and her four-year-old adopted son. [Kice] advised this Negro female, whose name she does not recall, granted accessibility to confidential PT files maintained by inner circle member Linda Amos, and discovered Jones was a fake. This Negro female contacted Reverend Kinsolving with this information. [Kice] stated this Negro female and her son were “last seen alive” in Reno, Nevada, in approximately 1972 and she “believes” they are now deceased and buried in Redwood Valley, California, on PT land owned in name Carolyn Layton. [Kice] intimates personal knowledge of this crime but will not elaborate further.

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[Kice] advised hit list devised this time to detail with “enemies” of PT and Jones. [Kice] initially refused to furnish any names on hit list because of her direct personal involvement but that during the course of the interview, told interviewing agents the following persons were included on the hit list as of 1973: then-President Richard M. Nixon; then Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew; then U.S. Representative Gerald Ford; Tim Stoen (PT defector); Marshall Kilduff (not further identified); Phil Tracey [Tracy] (not further identified); Reverend Lester Kinsolving.

[Kice] additionally advised Congressman Leo Ryan was aware of PT early 1970s, although Ryan was not serving as a congressman at that time. [Kice] stated Ryan had made a number of inquiries of PT regarding their activities while [Kice] in inner circle and was regarded by Jones at that time as a threat because “Ryan was too inquisitive”. [Kice] does not recall Ryan’s official office in 1970s, but believes he was in California legislature. [Kice] declined to state if Ryan was on hit list at the time of her defection.

[Kice] advised that she has personal knowledge of cave located on land in Redwood Valley, which land purchased from Golden Rule Church by PT. [Kice] advised various items belonging to PT stored in this

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cave but she declined to identify these items. [Kice] advised she had been in this cave on previous occasions.

[Kice] advised [Name deleted] blackmailed Jones for $10,000 cash for return of files taken by [Name deleted] at time of [Kice]’s defection. [Kice] confidentially characterized [Name deleted] as “most intelligent” of inner circle and stated [Name deleted] has personal knowledge of capital crimes committed by Jones and PT. [Kice] stated [Name deleted] extremely sophisticated and convincing liar and able to convince “almost anyone” of anything. [Kice] stated she has high personal regard for [Name deleted] because [Name deleted] only person known to [Kice] who was able to fool Jones and accomplish her own goals while working for Jones. [Kice] reiterated she would be key witness to past capital crimes committed by PT.

[Kice] advised she has “solid” documented evidence against Jones, Sandy Bradshaw, Terry Buford and other PT leaders and possession of this information kept [Name deleted] alive since her defection. [Kice] did not further elaborate on this.

[Kice] again stated [Name deleted], Terry Buford, Carolyn Layton, and Sandy Bradshaw had planned murders of PT defectors in closed inner circle meetings and that a number of these persons

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“disappeared” subsequent to these planning sessions. [Kice] advised Mark Lane, Charles Garry, Sandy Bradshaw, Terry Buford, Mike Prokes, and Jean Brown, were considered by her most dangerous individuals currently in PT. [Kice] did not elaborate reasons for this.

[Kice] stated [Name deleted] [Debbie Layton Blakey], who is currently cooperating with U.S. State Department [information withheld], could corroborate information previously furnished by her, although she does not wish to be identified to [Blakey] as source of this information.

During last two interviews of [Kice], [Kice] has refused to furnish certain information to the Bureau. [Kice] has stated that she will furnish no further information regarding hit list contingency plans for PT [2 lines deleted]. It was explained in exhaustive detail to [Kice] that her cooperation desperately needed and was in her best interests. [Kice] again advised of witness protection program and possibility

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Addendum: Criminal Investigative Division (CID) DES:sjy 12/8/78

Alexandria advise Reverend Lester Kinsolving of threat. You have previously interviewed Kinsolving at Vienna, Virginia. Note protect identity of source.

[Serial 927]

0 072017Z DEC 78
FM FBI DALLAS (89-205) P
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4289 [4286]) IMMEDIATE
FBI HOUSTON (89-156) IMMEDIATE
FBI LOS ANGELES (89-436) IMMEDIATE
FBI MEMPHIS IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250)
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UNCLAS E F T O SECTION TWO OF TWO.
RYMUR. 00: SAN FRANCISCO.

of immunity but [Kice] not certain she wishes to discuss PT further with law enforcement. [Kice] stated she would make decision in this regard within next 24 hours.

Dallas will keep Bureau and other interested offices advised.

San Francisco consider contacting USA re grand jury subpoena for [Kice] if [Kice] decides not to cooperate further.

Special Agent [Name deleted], U.S. Secret Service, Dallas, Texas, advised of identities of public officials [Name deleted] states were on hit list in 1973.

Armed invaders; suicidal tendencies.

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Originally posted on August 9th, 2019.

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