Nov 25, 78 • 0125 • Georgetown-State • 3926

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE03926_d.html. The State Department FOIA release of 1981 made several deletions in this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]

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GEORGE 03926 250239Z
ACTION SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 H-02 SSO-00 /025 W
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O 250125Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8196
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 3926

E.O.. 11652/ N/A
TAGS: CASC (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: PRIVACY ACT WAIVERS AND NOK INFORMATION FOR 3 PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED PT SURVIVORS
REF: GEORGETOWN 3898

EMBASSY HAS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED THAT RAPHAEL JOHN COBB (SHOWN IN REFTEL AS PREVIOUS AS JOHNNY COBB JONES), TIMOTHY GLENN JONES (IN REFTEL AS TIM JONES) AND EUGENE SMITH, PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS, ARE ALIVE AND IN GUYANA. COBB AND JONES HAVE AUTHORIZED RELEASE OF INFORMATION ON WHEREABOUTS AND WELL-BEING TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, MEEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND NEWS MEDIA; SMITH HAS RESTRICTED SUCH RELEASE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THEY HAVE REQUESTED THAT THE DEPARTMENT CONTACT RELATIVES AND FRIENDS AS FOLLOWS:

PT – COBB, RAPHAEL JOHN (AKA JOHNNY COBB JONES) NOK – JIM COBB (BROTHER) SAN FRANCISCO CA (NO PHONE GIVEN), THERESA ANN COBB (SISTER) SAN FRANCISCO , CA (NO PHONE GIVEN)

PT- JONES, TIMOTHY GLENN (AKA TIM JONES) CONTACT: MARK LANE (ATTORNEY) NO ADDRESS GIVEN.

PT- SMITH, EUGENE, NO NOTIFICATION REQUESTED.

BURKE

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Originally posted on March 3rd, 2020.

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