Dec 21, 78 • 1830 • State-Georgetown • 321193

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STATE 321193
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 PPTE-00 CA-01 /023 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS: EKIRINCICH/CDIPLACIDO/SD
APPROVED BY CA/SCS: AAGISE
PPT/RLAMB
ARA/RZIMMERMANN
CA/SCS:LMDAY
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O 211830Z DEC 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 321193

E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CDES GY (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: DEATH OF AMCITS AT JONESTOWN (PREPARATION OF CONSULAR REPORTS OF DEATH – FS-192)

1. IN ORDER TO BEST ASSIST POST IN ISSUANCE OF REPORTS OF DEATH FOR MASS DEATHS AT JONESTOWN, DEPT HAS DETERMINED THAT IT IS BEST EQUIPPED TO PREPARE THESE REPORTS.

2. TO THIS END, AS GOG DEATH CERTIFICATES RECEIVED BY EMBASSY, POST IS REQUESTED TO SUBMIT DEPT/SCS, GOG DEATH CERTIFICATES AND A STATEMENT REGARDING PERSONAL EFFECTS. TO ENABLE DEPT TO COMPLETE SECTION REGARDING PERSONAL EFFECTS ON REPORT OF DEATH (SECTIONS 11 AND 12) INDICATE WHETHER ANY PERSONAL EFFECTS IDENTIFYABLE AS BELONGING TO THE PARTICULAR DECEDENT RECOVERED AND IF SO INCLUDE NAME OF PERSON OR AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTODY AND ACCOUNTING THEREFOR. IF NOT KNOWN, PROVIDE STATEMENT THAT SUCH PERSONAL EFFECTS ARE UNKNOWN.

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3. REPORTS OF DEATH WILL BE PREPARED IN DEPT AND AFTER REPORTS ARE TYPED, THEY WILL BE FORWARDED TO POST IN QUADRUPLICATE FOR CONSULAR SIGNATURES AND SEALS.

4. AS PER STATE 312201 OF 12/8/78, PASSPORTS RECOVERED FROM JONESTOWN SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO DEPARTMENT: ATTENTION PPT/L AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SCS WILL OBTAIN NECESSARY PASSPORT INFORMATION FOR REPORTS OF DEATH FROM PPT/L.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on March 25th, 2020.

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