Serial 1258

[Editor’s note: One of the subjects of this serial whose name is deleted is private investigator Lou Gurvich, the father of Jonestown victim Jann Gurvich. The document is heavily redacted, so most missing words cannot be supplies. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 192000Z DEC 78
FM NEW ORLEANS (89-184) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) PRIORITY
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO

Re New Orleans telcall to Barrel, Dec. 19, 1978, and Bureau telcall to New Orleans, Dec. 19, 1978.

For information San Francisco, [2 lines deleted] telephonically contacted New Orleans FBI Dec. 18, 1978. He advised he obtained information wherein attorney Mark Lane, accompanied by one Terry Buford, allegedly coming to New Orleans to speak to [name deleted] [Lou Gurvich]. [Name deleted] advised reason for contact unknown, however, he believes it has to do with [Lou Gurvich] intentions to file suit against the People’s Temple, noting

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[his daughter Jann Gurvich] was victim.

On Dec. 19, 1978, [Name deleted] advised New Orleans FBI Lane and Buford arrived New Orleans on Dec. 18, 1978, and stayed evening of Dec. 18, 1978, at Bourbon Orleans Hotel. He advised [Name deleted], Buford, [several more names deleted] had conversation either PM, Dec. 18, 1978, or AM Dec. 19, 1978. Details of conversation unknown. He advised he believed scope of conversation concerning fact that [3 lines deleted]

[Name deleted] advised Buford and Lane departed New Orleans early AM, Dec. 19, 1978, en route San Francisco.

New Orleans will contact [Name deleted] and obtain complete details of contact with [Name deleted] and Terry Buford and, if possible, obtain signed statement regarding this conversation. It is noted [Name deleted] for business reasons, presently unavailable for interview, however, will be interviewed ASAP.

Armed and dangerous; suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on August 29th, 2019.

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