Nov 29, 78 • 2131 • FBI-Secret Service

O 292131Z NOV 78
FM DIRECTOR FBI
TO US SECRET SERVICE (PIO)
ATTN: EXECUTIVE PROTECTIVE SERVICE
SECRETARY OF STATE
ATTN: DIRECTOR BUREAU OF INTELLIGENCE & RESEARCH
FBI COLUMBIA IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS
UNKNOWN SUBJECTS: CONGRESSMAN LEO J. RYAN (DECEASED) VICTIM, CONGRESSIONAL ASSASSINATION STATUTE.

FOR INFORMATION PORTLAND OFFICE, FBI, FINGERPRINT TECHNICIANS, HAVE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED LAWRENCE [Laurence] EUGENE SCHACHT, AS BEING AMONG THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE. SCHACHT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR AT JONESTOWN PRIOR TO THE MASS MURDER-SUICIDE. JIM COBB WHO ACCOMPANIED CONGRESSMAN RYAN TO GUYANA ADVISED THAT SCHACHT RECEIVED HIS MEDICAL TRAINING AT GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, AND SERVED AN INTERNSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA MEDICAL CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA,

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HOWEVER, IS NOT BELIEVED TO HAVE PASSED MEDICAL BOARDS FOR CERTIFICATION. COBB STATED THAT HE HAS ONLY LIMITED INFORMATION REGARDING SCHACHT’S BACKGROUND, HOWEVER SCHACHT ATTENDED SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE IN SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, BELIEVED TO BE BETWEEN 1970 AND 1971. COBB STATED THAT SCHACHT WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN DRUGS (TYPE UNKNOWN) AND THAT THE REV. JONES TOOK CREDIT FOR REHABILITATING SCHACHT FROM HIS DRUG PROBLEM AT THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE, AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT JONES SUBSEQUENTLY PAID FOR SCHACHT’S EXPENSES TO ATTEND MEDICAL SCHOOL.

COBB STATED THAT A STEVE BUCKMASTER LIVES IN KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, ATTENDED MEDICAL SCHOOL WITH SCHACHT AND DURING THIS TIME LIVED WITH SCHACHT.

COBB STATED THAT IF BUCKMASTER CANNOT BE LOCATED, WAYNE PIETILA, WHO IS COUSIN OF SCHACHT’S AND WHO IS PRESENTLY RESIDING AT THE HUMAN FREEDOM CENTER, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, WOULD BE ABLE TO FURNISH INFORMATION CONCERNING HIS PRESENT WHEREABOUTS.

COBB STATED AT THE TIME HE ACCOMPANIED CONGRESSMAN RYAN

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TO JONESTOWN, HE TALKED WITH SCHACHT AND SCHACHT TOLD HIM THAT HE WAS DOING GOOD THINGS THERE AND SHOWED AN E.K.G. MACHINE TO HIM IN THE MEDICAL FACILITY, HOWEVER, MADE NO MENTION OF IRREGULARITIES.

COBB STATED THAT THE ONLY NURSES THAT ARE ASSOCIATES OF SCHACHT THAT HE CAN RECALL ARE SHARON SWANEY (NEE COBB) WHO HE SAW AT JONESTOWN, HOWEVER HAD NO CONVERSATION, AND A JOYCE PARKS (NEE BEAM), DAUGHTER OF JACK BEAM WHO IS DECEASED. COBB STATED THAT HE BELIEVES PARKS IS PRESENTLY AT THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE AT SAN FRANCISCO AND IS KNOWLEDGEABLE REGARDING THE ACTIVITIES THAT OCCURRED AT JONESTOWN.

COBB STATED THAT HE CANNOT RECALL ANY ADDITIONAL PERSONS, HOWEVER, IF HIS MEMORY WAS REFRESHED WITH THE PRESENTATION OF NAMES, HE MAY BE ABLE TO RECALL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

COBB STATED THAT IN REGARDS TO THE CONSPIRACY TO KILL CONGRESSMAN RYAN – TIM CARTER, MICHAEL CARTER, AND MICHAEL PROKES WOULD BE ABLE TO FURNISH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. COBB STATED THAT TIM CARTER CAME TO SAN FRANCISCO FROM JONESTOWN JUST PRIOR TO THE MASS MURDER-SUICIDE AND TALKED

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TO TIM STONE [STOEN], GRACE STONE, AND JEANNIE MILLS AT THE HUMAN FREEDOM CENTER AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT CARTER QUESTIONED THE AFOREMENTIONED PERSONS REGARDING RYAN’S TRIP CONCERNING WHO WOULD MAKE THE TRIP AND WHEN IT WOULD OCCUR.

COBB HAS REVIEWED THE MANIFEST LIST THAT WAS FURNISHED BY THE AMBASSADOR TO GUYANA [JOHN BURKE] AND FURNISHED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO ASSIST IN INTERVIEWING THE SURVIVORS REGARDING PERSONS WHO WERE AT JONESTOWN.

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE NOTED AS BEING POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AND HAVING INFORMATION GERMAIN [GERMANE] TO THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE AND JIM JONES:

TIM CARTER: CAME TO SAN FRANCISCO FEIGNING TO BE A DEFECTOR. HE ATTEMPTED TO LEARN ABOUT THE RYAN TRIP AND WHEN THE RYAN GROUP GOT TO GUYANA HE HAD RETURNED TO THE COMPOUND.

LEONA COLLIER AND JUNE CRYM: THEY WERE AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT WHEN THE CONCERNED PARENTS LEFT TO JOIN RYAN IN NEW YORK CITY. THEY WERE TAKING THE NAMES OF ALL THE PARTIES.

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ACCORDING TO COBB, THE FOLLOWING ARE MEMBERS OF THE HIT SQUAD OR SUSPECTED OF BEING SO:

CHRIS LEWIS (DECEASED), JACK BEAM, SR., (DECEASED), BOB KICE, BONNIE BECK, SANDY BRADSHAW (EXPERT IN DISGUISES AND FIREARMS), GUY YOUNG, DON SLY, ANDREW SILVER, TOM ADAMS, TERRY BUFORD (EXPERT IN DISGUISES AND FIREARMS), JEAN BROWN, JUNE CRYM, LEONA COLLIER, MIKE CARTER, MICHAEL PROKES, AND TIM CARTER.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE KILLERS OF THE AIRPORT GROUP: BOB KICE, TOM KICE, JOE WILSON (REPORTED TO HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF GUYANA), ALBERT TOUCHETTE, RON JAMES, EDDY CRENSHAW, WESLEY (BRIEDENBACH) [BREIDENBACH], AND RON TALLEY.

Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

Last modified on November 30th, 2020.
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