[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 69 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE03875_d.html.
[The original State Department release made two deletions in this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]
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FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8144
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 3875
E.O. 11652: N/A
TSGS: CDES, GY (AMOS, LINDA SHARON, (HARRIS, LIANE)
SUBJECT: DISPOTION OF REMAINS (SHARON AMOS & 3 CHILDREN)
REF: A) GEORGRETOWN 3818 B) STATE 293789 C) GEORGETOWN 3789
1. POST MORTEM EXAMINATIONS OF THE FOUR CORPSES HAS JUST BEEN COMPETED. HOSPITAL REQUESTS IMMEDIATE INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING DISPOSITION OF REMAINS.
2. LIANE’S FATHER, SHERWIN HARRIS IS KNOWN NOK OF LIANE. AMOS’ NOK [Next of Kin] STILL UNKNOWN.
3. MAY THESE FOUR BODIES BE EVACUATED VIA USAF AIRCRAFT? PLEASE REPLY ASAP.
BURKE [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]