Nov 23, 78 • 0826 • State-Georgetown • 296523

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 208 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE296523_d.html.

[The State Department release withheld numerous names from this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]

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STATE 296523
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 FBIE-00 CIAE-00 DODE-00 PA-02
TRSE-00 MCT-02 CA-01 INR-10 INRE-00 SY-05 SYE-00
USSS-00 H-02 AID-05 SS-15 L-03 SSO-00 NSCE-00
CCO-00 OC-06 JUSE-00 NSAE-00 ICAE-00 SVC-00 CG-00
DOTE-00 /073 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS:EBLIGHT:ACM
APPROVED BY ARA: RBRUCE
S/S-O:TGMARTIN
CA/SCS:MCELLA
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O 230826Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 296523
E.O. 11652:N/A
TAGS: CASC
SUBJECT: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS REPORTED AS SURVIVORS

REQUEST YOU VERIFY THE FOLLOWING LIST OF REPORTED SURVIVORS:

1. COBB, JOAN R. POSSIBLY JOHN RAPHAEL COBB
2. CORDELL, MARK 6/29/29
3. GOLDSHELF [GODSCHALK], RAYMOND
4. LAFFERWHITE, LAVARY [SATTERWHITE, ALVARAY]
5. JONES, JAMES. W., SR. 5/11/31
6. KIRKEDOLL, GEORGE [KIRKENDALL, CHUCK]
7. MITCHELLE, DAUN [MITCHELL, DAWN]
8. SPENCE, GUY NORMAN [GUYANESE PILOT]
9. TACHETTER, ROBIN, POSSIBLY ROBIN TSCHETTER TACHETTER [ROBIN TSCHETTER]
10. YATES, VEDRA [NEDRA]

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11. CARTER, MICHAEL J. POSSIBLY MICHAEL CARTET 9/30/58
12. CARTER, TIMOTHY
13. DAVIS, GROVER
14. O’NEAL, CHRIS, POSSIBLY CHRISTOPHER K. O’NEAL 12/25/00
15. PARKS, BRENDA, POSSIBLY BRENDA KAREN PARKS 8/12/60
16. PARKS, DALE POSSIBLY DALE EDWIN PARKS 3/8/51
17. PARKS, TRACY 9/16/66

18. PROKES, MICHAEL POSSIBLY MICHAEL JOSEPH PROKES 5/31/47
,9. THRASH, HYACINTH 3/25/02
20. BAGLEY, MONICA

THE FOLLOWING IS LIST OF SUSPECTED SURVIVORS AS REPORTED BY NBC. REQUEST YOU VERIFY:

21. VOGUE, ENID 59 [BOGUE, EDITH, 39]
22. VOGUE, JIM 46, POSSIBLY JIM BOGUES [BOGUE], 10/19/32
23. VOGUE, TONNY 17, POSSIBLY TOMAS [THOMAS] BOGUE 9/2/61
24. VOGUE, JULIA 31 [BOGUE, JUANITA, 21]
25. VOGUE, TINA 23 POSSIBLY TEENA MAE BOGUES [BOGUE] 12/15/55
26. CORDELL, HAROLD JAN. 10/25/36, CALIF.
27. CLARK, JOHN [RICHARD] 42 NY
28. CLAYTON, STANLEY 25 CA
29. EVANS, SONYA 7/11/67
30. EVANS, SHARLA 10/15/71
31. EVANS, SHIRELLA 6
32. EVANS, JULIUS POSSIBLY JULIUS LEE EVANS 30/ 7/12/47
33. EVANS, SANDRA POSSIBLY SANDRA DRUCILLA EVANS, ALL CA.
34. EVANS, FRANKLIN, JOHNNY [FRANKLIN, JOHNNY] 33 CA
35. HARRIS, SHERWIN 7 [ERROR; SHERWIN HARRIS WAS FATHER OF LIANE HARRIS, MEMBER OF CONCERNED RELATIVES]
36. LOVIEROYENTO, DIANNE [LOUIE, DIANE, ALSO KNOWN AS DIANE ROZYNKO] 26 NY
37. PARKS, EDITH AMELA 11/15/14 GERALD 45, CA
38. PAUL, ROBERT 33 LA

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39. PRUSH, HYACINTH 76 CA POSSIBLY HYACINTH THRASH
40. RHODES, ODEL [ODELL] CA
41. WILSON, LESLEY 30
42. WILSON, JAKARA 3 CA.

VANCE [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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Originally posted on March 2nd, 2020.

Last modified on June 25th, 2022.
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