Dec 9, 78 • 1323 • Georgetown-State • 4181

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GEORGE 04181 111140Z
ACTION SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 L-03 H-02 FSE-00 /028 W
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P 091323Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8389
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4181

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CDES, GY, (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE) (RYAN, LEO), (HARRIS, DON), BROWN, BOB),(ROBINSON, GREGORY)
SUBJ: FUNERAL PARLOR EXPENSES
REF: GEORGETOWN 3948

1. NO REPLY YET RECEIVED TO REFTEL.

2. THE NEWBURG FUNERAL PARLOR HAS JUST DELIVERED TO THE EMBASSY THE STATEMENTS OF ACCOUNT FOR CONGRESSMAN RYAN AND THE THREE JOURNALISTS WHO WERE KILLED WITH HIM AT THE PORT KAITUMA AIRSTRIP ON NOVEMBER 18. A BRIEF SUMMARY FOLLOWS:

CONGRESSMAN RYAN HEARSE TO TIMEHRI AIRPORT $200.00 PROFESSIONA FEES FOR EMBALMING 650.00
REMOVAL TO GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL 50.00
MORGUE FEE 50.00
U.S.A. CASKET 4,000.00
DRESSING 50.00
PARLOR FEE 25.00
TOTAL $5,025.00

GREGORY ROBINSON HEARSE TO TIMEHRI AIRPORT
$200.00 PROFESSIOANL
FEES FOR EMBALMING 650.00
REMOVAL TO GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL 50.00
MORGUE FEE 50.00

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LOCAL COFFIN 900.00
DRESSING 50.00
PARLOR FEE 25.00
$1,925.00 TOTAL

DON HARRIS HEARSE TO TIMEHRI $200.00
PROFESSIONAL FEES FOR EMBALMING 650.00
REMOVAL TO GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL 50.00
MORGUE FEE 50.00
LOCAL COFFIN 900.00
DRESSING 50.00
PARLOR FEE 25.00
TOTAL $1,925.00

ROBERT BROWN HEARSE TO TIMEHRI AIRPORT $200.00
PROFESSIONAL FEES FOR EMBALMING 650.00
REMOVAL TO GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL 50.00
MORGUE FEE 50.00
LOCAL COFFIN 900.00
DRESSING 50.00
PARLOR FEE 25.00
TOTAL $1,925.00

2. EMBASSY WILL TRANSMIT THESE INVOICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OR DIRECTLY TO THE NEXT OF KIN CONCERNED UPON INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT.

3. ALL COSTS ARE IN GUYANESE CURRENCY. THE EXCHANGE RATE IS US$1.00 TO G$2.5452.

BURKE

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Originally posted on March 24th, 2020.

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