Serial 1190

0 140333Z DEC 78
FM FBI WASHINGTON FIELD (89-570) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) PRIORITY
FBI BROOKLYN-QUEENS MRA (89-495) PRIORITY
FBI LOS ANGELES (89-436) PRIORITY (LA VIA FBIHQ)
FBI SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) PRIORITY (SF VIA FBIHQ)
FBI SAN JUAN (89-123) PRIORITY (SJ VIA FBIHQ)
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Reference BQMRA teletype to Bureau, December 13, 1978, Bureau airtel to Washington Field, December 7, 1978, San Francisco teletype to Bureau December 8, 1978, Los Angeles teletype to Bureau, December 11, 1978, Los Angeles teletype to Bureau, December 10, 1978, Bureau teletype to Washington Field, December 1, 1978, and San Francisco teletype to Bureau, December 5, 1978.

Attempts to contact Captain [name deleted], United

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States Marine Corps (USMC), per Bureau airtel, at [address deleted], resulted in no response on December 14, 1978. Additionally, the resident manager living in apartment [deleted] could not be located.

Inquiry at the National Endowment of the Humanities, a division of the National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities, 806 15th Street N.W., WDC, on December 14, 1978, determined [name deleted] was not a current employee of the Humanities Division. An old directory reflected [name deleted] as being employed by the Arts Division. Telephonic inquiry with Arts Division could locate no record of [name deleted]. Telephonic inquiry of personnel office of the Foundation (both divisions) determined that no record could be located of [name deleted] as either a current or former employee. (Reference Bureau airtel.)

[name deleted], Security, advised December 14, 1978, the line identification system on the telephone of Autumn Ryan, the congressman’s mother,

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would be discontinued since the telephone calls in which there was no response by the caller had not taken place since December 5, 1978, and Mrs. Ryan is not living at 1213 E. Capitol Street, S.E. WDC, and no one is usually home to answer the phone, negating the usefulness of the system. Washington Field concurred.

On December 11, 1978, Detective [name deleted], First District Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), advised that the complaint was received from a neighbor of [name deleted] in WDC that she had heard noises coming from [name deleted] residence, [address deleted] on November 25, 1978. Officer [name deleted] of the First District, Substation 1, responded and found no evidence of a crime. No report was made of the incident. On November 28, 1978, he received an assignment to check into the incident from the Office of the Chief of Police, and he determined that there was no evidence that a crime had occurred. There were newspapers in front of the house, the house appeared to be unoccupied, and observation from the window noted papers

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laying on tables and a desk. He also determined from the responding officer that there were no footprints in the snow in the vicinity of the residence. It was his understanding that he was assigned to look into the incident, as [name deleted] had claimed that his house was ransacked.

On December 9, 1978, a review of the Washington Area Law Enforcement System (WALES) determined that there have been no complaints received by the police from the address of [name deleted] (refer to San Francisco teletype to Bureau, December 8, 1978.)

On December 12, 1978, [name deleted], U.S. Capitol Police, Intelligence Division, was advised of the contents of Los Angeles teletype to Bureau dated December 11, 1978.

On December 11, 1978, SA [name deleted], Office of Security, US Department of State (USDS), advised that [name deleted], Special Consular Services, Guyana Task Force, USDS, WDC, received a telephone call during the late afternoon of December 11, 1978, from an unidentified

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male, 30-40 years old, who engaged [name deleted] in conversation. [name deleted] told the caller he was busy, and the caller gave him a telephone number at which to call him back. Later, [name deleted] called this number back and the individual said, “I’d like to get the body of James Jones.” [name deleted] asked him if he was the next of kin, and the individual replied that he was kin. [name deleted] told him he should contact the next of kin and the individual said, “Well you are gonna give me a hard time about this? Fuck you, you prick I’m going to drop a bomb in the lobby tomorrow morning.” [name deleted] advised he was notifying the Los Angeles Passport Office, USDS, and telling them to notify the Los Angeles Police Department and FBI, and the Federal Building Police.

U.S. Coast Guard, WDC, cannot locate any information regarding a vessel “Albatross” registered to the Peoples Temple (PT). (Refer to Los Angeles teletype to Bureau, December 1, 1978.)

A stop has been placed with the Foreign Desk of the

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Washington Post since December 6, 1978, In order to interview Charles A. Krause. On December 13, 1978, [name deleted], legal counsel, the Washington Post, advised that Krause is currently in Guyana. Washington Field has noted ads in the Washington Post for a book published by Krause and his eyewitness account of the incident at the Port Kaituma airstrip. (Refer to Bureau teletype to Washington Field, December 1, 1978, San Francisco teletype to Bureau, December 5, 1978.) It is also noted that [name deleted] raised the issue of confidentiality of the press, and was pointing out that the FBI was aware of this; however, Krause would be interviewed as a witness to a crime.

On December 14, 1978, [name deleted], Security, FCC, advised his office would check to determine if an address could be located for [name deleted], a ham radio operator in New York. This check would probably not be completed until December 15, 1978. (Refer to BQMRA teletype).

Leads. San Juan Division. At San Juan. Will advise Washington Field if Washington Post reporter Charles A. Krause

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FM FBI WASHINGTON FIELD (89-570) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) PRIORITY
FBI BROOKLYN-QUEENS MRA (89-495) PRIORITY
FBI LOS ANGELES (89-436) PRIORITY (LA VIA FBIHQ)
FBI SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) PRIORITY (SF VIA FBIHQ)
FBI SAN JUAN (89-123) PRIORITY (SJ VIA FBIHQ)
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was interviewed by the San Juan Division. (It has been reported that Krause was wounded at the airstrip in Guyana).

The Bureau is requested to determine if interview of Krause can be accomplished in Guyana as there is some indication that Krause may be avoiding interview in WDC.

(2) Washington Field is in receipt of tape recordings made by the FCC and received by the FCC. The Bureau is requested to advise Washington Field if these tapes should be sent

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directly to the San Francisco Division or delivered to the crypto analysis section of the laboratory for review.

Administrative

[Next paragraph highly redacted]

Source is a [one line deleted] and has requested that because of

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of his position that his identity be protected. Sources in matter of record at Washington Field, and will be furnished San Francisco and the Bureau by appropriate communication upon specific request.

Armed and dangerous – suicidal tendencies.

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Originally posted on August 22nd, 2019.

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