Serial 1165

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Date: 12/9/78
To: Mr. Herndon
From: [name deleted]

Subject: RYMUR

At 8:00 a.m., 12/7/78, [name deleted], the Legat, Caracas secretary, hand delivered a cassette recording to Laboratory Examiner SA [name deleted]. This recording is a duplicate of a recording received from the Guyanese Government and is allegedly a recording of the last hour before the mass suicide of Peoples Temple members.

The recording has been assigned laboratory specimen number Q42. A direct copy of recording has been made by the Audio Analysis Unit of the Tactical Services Division. The Technical Evaluation Unit of the Laboratory Division is preparing a verbatim transcription of the recording. The duplicate received from Guyana was returned to the Command Post at 10:30 a.m., 12/7/78.

In addition to the recording, some film was also received for processing and was delivered to Section Chief Strain in the Special Projects Section of the Laboratory Division.

Originally posted on August 22nd, 2019.

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