Nov 24, 78 • 0911 • State-Georgetown • 297281

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ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 ARA-15 CA-01 SY-05 /028 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SC:CPHOLLIDAY/GL
APPROVED BY ARA/SRGIBSON
CA/OSC :MCELLA
S/S-0:JTHYDEN
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P 240911Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
INFO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 297281

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: INQUIRIES REGARDING SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE AT JONESTOWN

1. PLEASE PROVIDE CORRECT INFORMATION REGARDING MICHAEL SIMON. NAME IS REFERENCED ON MESSAGE 3886 AS A SURVIVOR AND ON THE PARTIAL LIST OF PEOPLES TEMPLE WHO DIED,” MESSAGE 3846. ARE THEY THE SAME PERSON OR ARE THEY DIFFERENT PEOPLE?

2. REQUEST VERIFICATION OF THESE SURVIVORS:

A) HECTOR SIMON
B) GUY SPENCE
C) GEORGE KIRKENDALL REFERENCED SPECIFICALLY IN (3847)
D) LARRY OR LAVARY LAFFERWHITE REFERENCED SPECIFICALLY IN (5847)
E) MARY JANE BAILEY

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3. SEND CORRECTED SPELLING OF THE FOLLOWING SURVIVORS:

A)IS THE SURVIVOR JOAN R COBB – FEMALE, JOHN COBB – MALE OR JOHNNY COBB JONES-MALE?
B) DEANNIE LOWE OR DIANNE LOWIE?
C) CHRISTOPHER O’NEILL OR CHRISTOPHER O’NEAL?

4. ALSO, WE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM PORT OF SPAIN AND FROM FAMILY MEMBERS THAT CHARLES TOUCHETTE IS IN PORT OF SPAIN. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT KNOWN IF BOTH CLEAVE (CLEVE)AND HELEN SWINNEY ARE WITH HIM OR IF JUST HELEN SWINNEY IS KNOWN TO BE WITH HIM. THEY ARE SUPPOSEDLY ENROUTE TO GEORGETOWN.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on March 3rd, 2020.

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