July 26, 78 • State-Georgetown • 189063

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE189063_d.html. The State Department FOIA release of 1981 made several deletions in this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]

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STATE 189063
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 /007 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS/JGUNN/LAG
APPROVED BY CA/SCS/SADOBRENCHUK
CA/SCS/RLRIVERA
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P 262149Z JUL 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 189063

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, ( LAYTON, LISA)
SUBJECT: W/W LISA LAYTON JULY 14, 1915 GERMANY

1. DEPARTMENT CONTACTED BY DR. THOMAS LAYTON CONCERNING WELFARE AND WHEREABOUTS OF HIS MOTHER, LISA LAYTON. MRS. LAYTON IS CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE. SHE RESIDES IN JONESTOWN. MR. LAYTON HAS REQUESTED THAT DEPARTMENT ATTEMPT TO ASCERTAIN HER WELFARE AND ALSO INFORM HER THAT IF SHE SO DESIRES HE WILL PROVIDE HER WITH AN AIRLINE TICKET FOR HER RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES AND WILL MEET HER IN NEW YORK.

2. DEPARTMENT REQUESTS THAT UPON NEXT SCHEDULED VISIT TO JONESTOWN, POST ATTEMPT TO CONTACT MRS. LAYTON TO ASCERTAIN HER WELFARE AND INFORM HER OF MESSAGE FROM SON. PLEASE REPORT RESULTS VIA DIRECT RELAY CABLE TO DR. THOMAS LAYTON DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, CARSON, CALIF. 90747 TELEPHONE 213-515-3478. –

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3. PRIVACY ACT AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED IN CASES WHERE INFORMATION IS TO BE RELAYED TO INQUIRERS BY DEPARTMENT OR POST. AUTHORIZATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED AS A SEPARATE ITEM IN ANY REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on February 12th, 2020.

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