Peoples Temple Collection; Box 8, Virtual item 15, Q161-Part 2- Jonestown Meeting
- Digitized: November, 1978
- Jones, Jim (Jones, James Warren) (Person)
In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States. On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-12. This tape was found to contain the following: A congratulatory speech by a female visitor to Jonestown identified as CYNTHY’s mother on the first few minutes of the tape. This is followed by JIM JONES critizing [sic] two boys for killing insects. JONES comments that, "I heard some Congressman wants to come here. I think I’ll tell him to stick it!" The tape concludes with JONES giving the basketball team a pep talk for their upcoming tournament in Georgetown. This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of the murder of Congressman RYAN. Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.
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Physical Description Note
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute