Nov 27, 78 • 2120 • Georgetown-State • 3967

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE03967_d.html.]

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ACTION SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 SS-15 SSO-00 PPTE-00 DODE-00 /038 W
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R 272120Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8237
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 3967

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CDES, GY (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: GUYANESE DEATH CERTIFICATES

1. THE CONSUL HAS DISCUSSED WITH THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER (OF THE GOG) THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED TO FACILITATE THE ISSUANCE OF GUYANESE DEATH CERTIFICATES FOR THE JONESTOWN DEAD.

2. THE CMO, DR. BAIRD, IS PREPARED TO ISSUE DEATH CERTIFICATES AS YOU CABLE US THE FULL NAMES AND DPOBS OF THE CONFIRMED DEAD (FROM DOVER).

3. ONLY IDENTIFIED, CONFIRMED DEAD WILL BE CERTIFIED AS THINGS STAND NOW. BAIRD HOPES THE NAMES WILL COME IN SMALL BATCHES SO THAT HIS LIMITED STAFF ARE NOT SWAMPED. WE HAVE NOT YET BROACHED THE SUBJECT OF THE UNCONFIRMED BUT PRESUMED DEAD WE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE LEFT WITH WHEN THE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS WINDS UP.

BURKE

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Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

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