Dec 27, 78 • 1630 • Georgetown-State • 4458

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1437 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 271630Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8571
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4458
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC (TIM CARTER, MICHAEL CARTER, PROKES, MICHAEL JOSEPH)
SUBJ: PEOPLES TEMPLE SURVIVORS
REF: A. 324418
B. GEORGETOWN 4420

1. EMBASSY HAS LEARNED FROM [NAME DELETED] AND CONFIRMED THROUGH OTHER LOCAL SOURCES THAT MICHAEL PROKES DEPARTED GEORGETOWN FOR NEW YORK DURING CHRISTMAS RUSH ON PAN AM FLIGHT 228 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24. PAN AM OBVIOUSLY SLIPPED UP IN ENFORCING ITS OWN DICTUM THAT SURVIVORS BE ACCOMPANIED BY SKY MARSHALS.

2. PROKES IS BELIEVED TO BE AT MOTHER’S HOME: MARY PROKES, 1701 CONCORD AVENUE, MODESTO, CA., TEL 209/523-0666.

3. TIM CARTER AND MICHAEL CARTER, WHO DISCUSSED TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS MORNING OF DECEMBER 27 WITH CONSUL, HOPE TO LEAVE AS SOON AS ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE. SEPTEL FOLLOWS ON DEPARTURE PLANS OF [NAME DELETED] AND OTHER SURVIVORS.

DWYER [RICHARD DWYER, DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION, AMERICAN EMBASSY, GEORGETOWN]

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
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Originally posted on March 25th, 2020.

Last modified on July 6th, 2022.
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