Dec 6, 78 • 2305 • State-Georgetown • 308353

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1110 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE308353_d.html.

[Both the FBI and the State Department releases withheld all names associated with Peoples Temple from this cable. They are denoted in red type.]

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STATE 308353
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 H-02 L-03 JUSE-00
FBIE-00 USSS-00 DODE-00 /028 R
DRAFTED BY CA:SCS:MACELLA:KC
APPROVED BY CA:SCS:SADOBRENCHUK
CA:SCS:RAMCKENZIE
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P 062305Z DEC 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 308353
E.O. 12065 N/A
TAGS: CASC: JONES, STEPHANIE AKA STEPHANIE BROWN
SUBJECT: W/W – STEPHANIE JONES AKA STEPHANIE BROWN

1. MRS. JOAN BROWN BELIEVES THAT STEPHANIE JONES WHO IS A SURVIVOR IN GEORGETOWN MAY BE HER GRANDAUGHTER [GRANDDAUGHTER]. ACCORDING TO MRS. BROWN GRANDAUGHTER WAS BORN OCT 31, 1970 AND HER PARENTS WERE JOHNNY MOSS BROWN WHO HAS BEEN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED BY THE DOVER AUTHORITIES AND AVA BROWN WHO HAS NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED BY DOVER.

2. JOAN BROWN HAS A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN OF STEPHANIE IN GUYANA AND SHE WILL BE SENDING A COPY TO YOUR OFFICE. THIS MAY HELP IN ASCERTAINING IF STEPHANIE JONES IS IN FACT STEPHANIE JONES GRANDAUGHTER OF JOAN BROWN.

3. MRS. JOAN BROWN’S ADDRESS IS 2164 GREENDALE, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94080 PHONE: 415-878-4474.

VANCE [CYRUS VANCE, SECRETARY OF STATE]

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Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

Last modified on July 4th, 2022.
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