Dec 26, 78 • 2243 • State-Georgetown • 324418

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1434 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[Three of the subjects of this cable whose names are deleted are Jonestown survivors Tim and Michael Carter, and Michael Prokes. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 262243Z DEC 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 324418
E.O. 11652: NA
TAGS: CASC (TIM CARTER, MICHAEL CARTER, PROKES, MICHAEL JOSEPH)
SUBJ: W/W TIM CARTER, MICHAEL CARTER, MICHAEL JOSEPH PROKES
REF: GEORGETOWN [NUMBER ILLEGIBLE]

1. DEPARTMENT AND FEDERAL AGENCIES NEED TO KNOW THE FOLLOWING:

A. BESIDES THE CARTERS AND PROKES, WHO ELSE WILL BE RETURNING?

B. ARE [NAME UNKNOWN] & EUGENE SMITH READY TO RETURN?

C. IS THE [NAME UNKNOWN] READY TO RETURN?

D. WILL ANY OTHERS ELIGIBLE TO DEPART BE LEAVING AT THE SAME TIME?

2. [NAME DELETED] FAMILY IS ARRANGING A PREPAID TICKET FOR HIS RETURN TO NEW YORK.

3. DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN UNABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH [NAME DELETED] IN SAN FRANCISCO. DOES HE HAVE ANY OTHER RELATIVES OR FRIENDS WHO CAN ASSIST IN HIS RETURN?

4. DO THE CARTERS AND PROKES HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR THEIR RETURN?

5. FEDERAL AIR MARSHAL ADVISES THAT ARRANGEMENTS CANNOT BE MADE UNTIL WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

VANCE [CYRUS VANCE, SECRETARY OF STATE]

Originally posted on March 25th, 2020.

Last modified on July 6th, 2022.
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