Nov 30, 78 • 1741 • State-Georgetown • 303080

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STATE 303080
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 CA-01 SS-15 SSO-00 H-01 L-03 /038 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS:FHALL:MTW
APPROVED BY ARA:JBUSHNELL
CA/SCS:AGISE
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O 301741Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CDES, GY (PEOPLE TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: GUYANESE DEATH CERTIFICATES

1. DELAWARE AUTHORITIES WILL NOT REPEAT NOT PERMIT BODIES TO TRANSIT DELAWARE WITHOUT A DEATH CERTIFICATE. ACCORDINGLY, WE WILL NEED THESE DOCUMENTS SOONEST IF WE ARE TO AUTHORIZE RELEASE OF REMAINS TO NEXT-OF-KIN AND IF WE ARE TO AVOID ANY ADVERSE CRITICISM.

2. EMBASSY REQUESTED ADVISE SOONEST WHEN DEATH CERTIFICATES WILL BE OBTAINED FROM GOG ON FORTY-SIX IDENTIFIED AND HOW QUICKLY GUYANESE AUTHORITIES WILL OR CAN MOVE ON THIS MATTER. CAN POUCHES BE SENT DAILY OR AS NEEDED TO DEPARTMENT WITH CERTIFICATES.

3. DEATH CERTIFICATES SHOULD BE SENT URGENTLY TO ATTENTION: ALAN A. GISE, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE, SCS,

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Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

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