Serial 1294

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Memorandum
Date: 12/15/78
To: Mr. Moore
From: J. O. Ingram

Subject: RYMUR

On 12/15/78, Legat Robert Oglesby, Georgetown, Guyana, telephonically advised that all documents of interest in captioned matter have been packaged for shipment at the American Embassy, Georgetown, back to the United States. No further investigation can be conducted at this time pending a review of these documents in the United States and permission of the Government of Guyana to interview approximately 35 Americans remaining in Guyana. To date, such permission has not been obtained from the Government of Guyana, nor has the Government of Guyana authorized the release to the FBI of documents in their possession or in the possession of the American Embassy. These matters are being vigorously pursued by Ambassador [John] Burke through the Attorney General of Guyana.

Accordingly, the four technicians from FBIHQ will return to FBIHQ on Saturday, 12/16/78, via Pan American Flight #228, departing Georgetown, Guyana, at 1:00 PM, and arriving John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, at 6:15 PM. Arrangements are being made at New York and Washington, D. C. to have technical equipment accompanying the Agents transferred from Pan American at New York to the Eastern Shuttle, and then transferred to FBIHQ.

The returning Agents will bring with them undeveloped film of approximately 82 additional fingerprints furnished by the Government of Guyana for aiding our Identification Division in identifying the dead at Dover Air Force Base. The returning Agents will also be bringing with them a copy of a letter released by the Government of Guyana which indicates the location of some, if not all, of the assets of the Peoples Temple. Information regarding the assets of the Peoples Temple has been previously furnished FBIHQ by telephone and is being handled separately through coordination with Civil Division of the Department of Justice.

Originally posted on August 29th, 2019.

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