The Peoples Temple murder suicide in 1978

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The Peoples Temple murder suicide in 1978
 - Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1978 Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune 3...
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1978 Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune 3 Jonestown survivors to return after Guyanese investigation GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Jonestown survivors will begin returning to the United States this week, perhaps starting Wednesday, after Guyanese authorities sift out suspects and material witnesses to the Peoples Temple suicide-murders, U.S. and Guyanese officials say. Guyanese police were making a complete Inventory of the camp and questioning sect members at Georgetown headquarters to determine which of the 80 survivors will be permitted to leave this South American nation. "Their status is being reviewed, and some will be allowed to go," Assistant Commissioner Skip Roberts said Monday. "Some will be held for judicial proceedings." Tw. \mericans have been charged .'"h murder, and three others were questioned Monday for the second time about the death ceremony in which 912 Americans and one Guyanese died at the Rev. Jim Jones' religious commune in northwest Guyana. The three were Tim Carter, 28, and his brother, Michael, 20, bu'h of Boise, Idaho, and Michael Prokes, 32, a former Modesto, Calif., television newsman. "We just wanted to question them some more and go back over their story," Roberts said. Roberts added that some of the survivors might begin leaving Wednesday. The two men under arrest are Larry Layton, 32, of San Francisco, who is charged with killing Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four others with him at an airstrip near Jonestown, and Charles Beikman, 43, of Indianapolis, who is charged with killing a Peoples Temple staff member in Georgetown and her three children. Only one of the surviving cultlsts has returned from Jonestown to the United States. He was Miguel De- Pina, 84, who was in a Georgetown hospital during the mass poisoning in which his wife died. U.S. Embassy officials said the returning survivors would be flown to the Charleston, S.C., Air Force Base and would be subject to normal re-entry procedures for American citizens returning from abroad. They said the Internal Revenue Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and representatives of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare would Interview cult members "who are willing" about the Jonestown events. In Charleston, the FBI said its agents would also question the returning cultists and would arrest any who might have participated In the slaying of Rep. Ryan or consrji- red In" the killing. Although"Layton has been arrested for the killing of the five, survivors of the attack at the airstrip said six or eight other men took part in the attack. The murder of a congressman Is a federal crime, regardless of where it occurs, and any participant can be charged with conspiracy. Ryan and three U.S. newsmen killed with him had gone to Jonestown to investigate reports that cultists were being held there against there will and were being abused. — Jack & Jill Open Tonight Till 8 pm • Free close parking from 4 pm on • Avoid the hassle and crowd of the mall. Shop Jack & Jill at night. WE WILL BE

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