[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 218 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.]
0 222240Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO DIRECTOR FBI IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 296115
E.O. 11652: N/A
SUBJECT: CONGRESSMAN LEO J. RYAN – CONGRESSIONAL ASSASSINATION STATUTE;
REF: FBI 0 221848 Z NOV 78
ATTENTION: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION
1. THIS CONFIRMS THAT DECEASED AMCITS [AMERICAN CITIZENS] FROM JONESTOWN WILL BE ARRIVING DOVER AFB, DOVER, DELAWARE, PREDAWN TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 23, 1978.
2. DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPRECIATES AND ACCEPTS OFFER ASSISTANCE FBI DISASTER SQUAD IN IDENTIFICATION PROCESS TO MAXIMIZE NUMBER POSITIVE IDENTIFICATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH FBI INVESTIGATIVE INTEREST. AVAILABILITY TEAM AT DOVER EARLY NOVEMBER 23 WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL. UNDERSTAND TEAM COSTS ABSORBED FBI. NAMES AND DOB [DATES OF BIRTH] UNIDENTIFIED DECEASED WILL BE FURNISHED ASAP.
CHRISTOPHER [Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher]