Nov 21, 78 • 2140 • State-Georgetown • 294898

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 44 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The State Department withheld several names that were later disclosed in the RYMUR release. The names have been denoted by red type.]

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[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 212140Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 294898
E.O. 11652: NA
TAGS: CASC, CDES
SUBJ: W/W [WHEREABOUTS/WELFARE] PEOPLES TEMPLE

1. DEPT HAS BEEN CONTACTED BY THE FAMILY OF CHRISTOPHER O’NEILL [O’NEAL] WHO HAS BEEN REPORTED AS A SURVIVOR OF JONESTOWN[.] POST IS REQUESTED TO ADVISE, IF KNOWN, EXACT WHEREABOUTS OF MR. O’NEILL AND HIS FAMILY WISHES TO CONTACT HIM.

2. POST IS ALSO REQUESTED TO ADVISE WHETHER FATHER OF LIANE HARRIS HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH EMBASSY. DOES HE WISH DEPT TO NOTIFY NOK [NEXT OF KIN] IN U.S.?

3. IN ADDITION POST IS REQUESTED TO ADVISE, IF IDENTITY OF PATRICIA PARKS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.

CHRISTOPHER [Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher]

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Originally posted on March 1st, 2020.

Last modified on August 16th, 2022.
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