Sept 29, 78 • Georgetown-SSA • 3196

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ACTION SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 H-02 PPTE-00 /024 W
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R 291820Z SEP 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO DIVISION OF INT’L OPS, SSA, BALTIMORE MD
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 7737
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 3196
DEPT FOR: CA/SES

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CDES, GY, (ANDERSON, VIVIAN I.)
SUBJECT: DEATH OF AN AMERICAN CITIZEN

1) THE EMBASSY HAS JUST LEARNED OF THE DEATH (ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1978) OF VIVIAN I. ANDERSON, SSAN 549012-6394.

2) MRS. ANDERSON WAS BORN JAN. 1, 1909. MOST RECENT SSA DOCUMENT WAS SSA – 1320 (REFERENCE IRI – 71736:RE) TRANSMITTING ON OVERPAYMENT RECOVERY QUESTIONNAIRE. THIS FORM WAS NEVER SEEN BY MRS. ANDERSON.

3) THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS REPORTED AS MALIGNANT CARCINOMA OF THE GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT. THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE ORGAIZATION HERE IN GUYANA, OF WHICH SHE WAS A MEMBER, INFORMS US THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY NOTIFIED HER NEXT-OF-KIN.

4) EMBASSY HAS REQUESTED A DEATH CERTIFICATE AND MRS. ANDERSON’S PASSPORT (NUMBER AND DPOI UNKNOWN) FROM THE ORGANIZATION.

BURKE

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Originally posted on February 12th, 2020.

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