Serial 1217 – 12

[Editor’s note: Among the people in this serial whose name is deleted is Alma Gosney, the mother of Temple member Vernon Gosney. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 12/7/78

[Several words establishing identity of Alma Gosney deleted], was interviewed at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Hospital, Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico, where she was residing awaiting [her son] Vernon Gosney, to recuperate from wounds received during the shooting incident at Jonestown, Guyana.

She stated that [half line of text deleted] stated that after he recuperates and is well enough he will be returning to California to look for a job. She stated that he formerly worked as a law clerk for the law firm of Furth, Fahlner and Wong, 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1330, San Francisco, California.

She stated that upon the return to California, she and her son can be located through [line deleted] Concord, California, telephone number [deleted].

[Paragraph describing divorce has been heavily redacted]

[Alma Gosney] also advised [words deleted establishing relationship to grandson] Mark Harley Gosney, age five in the Jonestown, Guyana camp. She stated that [several words deleted] at the time of their separation, wearing a brown and white checkered shirt, brown short pants and tennis shoes.