State Cable: 771229 State-GT (Griffith)

[Editor’s note: The State Department FOIA release of 1981 withheld all names associated with the relatives of a minor Peoples Temple member from this cable. Several are known to the editor, and they are denoted below in red type.]

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P 292257Z DEC 77
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
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E. O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC [Dana Griffith [Truss]]
SUBJECT: W/W [Dana Griffith [Truss]]
REF: GEORGETOWN 3322 AND PREVIOUS

1. Department has not rpt not yet informed [deleted name] contents reftel. Please advise probability of [Carnella Truss] being allowed to visit Jonestown if she traveled to Guyana.

2. Department notes that if [half line deleted related to Carnella Truss] were to obtain physical custody of child post would be authorized to issue passport to [Dana] on presentation of evidence of [word deleted] citizenship, required fee and photograph in the absence of local court order assigning custody of [Dana] to any other person. Alternatively should [Carnella Truss] name a representative in Guyana to act in her behalf such

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representative could expect same passport service on presentation of notarized power of attorney signed by [Carnella Truss].

3. Department unable to identify passport record for [name deleted]. Can post verify DPOB of [Emmett Griffith] from information provided for report of death. Also are [2 names deleted] registered at post and if so is passport information available there?

4. Please slug reply attention CA/SCS/WW and PT/LS.

Christopher

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Originally posted on February 5th, 2020.

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