Dec 7, 78 • 1815 • Port of Spain-Georgetown • 3518

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 975 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The full text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978PORTO03518_d.html.]

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PAGE 01
PORT O 03518 090349Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SY-05 EUR-12 CIAE-00 FBIE-00
INSE-00 NSAE-00 /033 W
——————073297 091458Z /46

R 071815Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
SECSTATE WASHDC 3348
UNCLAS PORT OF SPAIN 03518
E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CGEN TD
SUBJ: PEOPLES TEMPLE MOVEMENT

GERMANY EMBASSY HERE HAS REQUESTED OUR ASSISTANCE IN ATTEMPTING TO VERIFY WHETHER FIVE GERMAN NATIONALS AND ONE DUTCH CITIZEN WERE AMONG THE VICTIMS OF THE JONESTOWN TRAGEDY. ATTEMPTS TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION FROM THE HONORARY GERMAN CONSUL IN GEORGETOWN HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL. IF RESPONSE IS AFFIRMATIVE, FULL NAMES AND ANY OTHER IDENTIFYING DATA WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

FOX [RICHARD J. FOX, JR., AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO TRINIDAD]

NOTE BY OC/T: TELEGRAM DELAYED IN TRANSMISSION

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Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

Last modified on July 2nd, 2022.
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