Nov 21, 78 • 2105 • State-Georgetown • 294872

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 59 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE294872_d.html.]

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STATE 294872
ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 FBIE-00 SCS-06 CIAE-00 INR-10
NSAE-00 PA-01 TRSE-00 MCT-02 CA-01 SY-05 SYE-00
USSS-00 H-01 AID-05 SS-15 L-03 JUSE-00 CG-00
DOTE-00 OC-06 CCO-00 DODE-00 NSCE-00 SSO-00
ICAE-00 INRE-00 AS-02 /073 R
DRAFTED BY ARA/GWG:AKSLEGHT
APPROVED BY ARA:GWG:JABUSHNELL
FBI: MR. NICHOLAS (DRAFT)
S/S-O:TGMARTIN
——————002071 220245Z /73

O 212105Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY CARACAS IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY PARAMARIBO IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN IMMEDIATE
INFO CINCSOUTHCOM QUARRY HTS CZ IMMEDIATE
CINCMAC SCOTT AFB ILL IMMEDIATE
USREDCOM/RCJ2 MACDILL AFB FLA IMMEDIATE
USCINCARRED FT MCPHERSON GA IMMEDIATE
CDR 18TH AIRBORNE CORPS FT BRAGG NC IMMEDIATE
USCINCEUR VAIHINGEN GE/J-2 IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 294872
E.O. 11652:GDS
TAGS: CASC, OREP, GY
SUBJECT: GUYANA SITUATION
REF: STATE 294162

1. AS POSTS NOW AWARE, REV. JIM JONES DIED WITH MANY OF HIS FOLLOWERS AT JONESTOWN. HOWEVER, POSSIBILITY STILL

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EXISTS THAT OTHER PT MEMBERS WHO FLED FROM JONESTOWN MAY ATTEMPT TO LEAVE GUYANA BY SEA FOR NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES. PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES, AND REPORT ANY INSTANCES OF THIS WHICH MAY COME TO THEIR ATTENTION.

2. INVESTIGATION AS TO POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF US LAW IN THIS CASE CONTINUES. TO DATE WE HAVE NO FURTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING POSSIBLE ISSUANCE OF ARREST WARRANTS BY GOG [GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA].

CHRISTOPHER [Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher]

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Originally posted on March 1st, 2020.

Last modified on June 24th, 2022.
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