Gary DeVore

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all files on Gary DeVore (September 17, 1941 – June 28, 1997) was a Hollywood screenwriter best known for Raw Deal and for his bizarre death in 1997.DeVore disappeared in June 1997, prompting an extensive search and media speculation. A year later, his car was discovered submerged in the California Aqueduct in Palmdale, California.

To help with your search I have included some links regarding Mr DeVore:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_DeVore
http://edition.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9807/15/devore/index.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2905392/Hollywood-screenwriter-mysteriously-killed-20-years-ago-working-CIA-hands-sent-autopsy-200-years-old.html
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/the-writer-with-no-hands-gary-devore-matthew-alford

FOIA case law establishes the extent to which agencies MUST search all records system reasonably believed to contain responsive documents, even if it means contacting former employees. Truitt v. Department of State, 897 F.2d 540, 542 (D.C. Cir. 1990) makes it explicitly clear that it is the obligation of the Department to “conduct a search reasonably calculated to uncover all relevant documents.” In addition, the Justice Department’s May 2004 FOIA Guide states that an agency “cannot limit its search to only one record system if there are others that are likely to turn up the information requested.”

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joseph Lloyd

From: Joseph Lloyd

In addition please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, agencies, organisations and companies including but not limited to those cited in the links I have cited.

Many thanks
- Joe

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__x___A website link in itself does not satisfy the proof of death requirement (Please provide the actual documentation and source)

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From: Joseph Lloyd

Proof of death is not required as his death has been widely and extensively reported by the mainstream media furthermore there is a significant public interest in realising these files. However I will cite more sources:

Remains Identified as Screenwriter's
La Times (Los Angeles, CA)
July 11, 1998
http://articles.latimes.com/1998/jul/11/local/me-2629

Screenwriter May Have Been Driving Wrong Way
La Times (Los Angeles, CA)
July 16, 1998
http://articles.latimes.com/1998/jul/16/local/me-4065

Without a Trace
La Times (Los Angeles, CA)
June 29, 1998
http://articles.latimes.com/1998/jun/29/entertainment/ca-64613

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Thank you,

Leanna Ramsey
Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

PLEASE REPLY DIRECTLY TO FOIPAREQUEST@IC.FBI.GOV

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed the necessary proof of death, which can also be accessed at the following links:

http://articles.latimes.com/1998/jul/11/local/me-2629

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2905392/Hollywood-screenwriter-mysteriously-killed-20-years-ago-working-CIA-hands-sent-autopsy-200-years-old.html

Thank you.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Joseph Lloyd

Hello,

I'm faxing over some articles that I hope will fulfill the proof of death requirement. However if they do not please let me know as soon as possible.

Regards,
Joe

  • http---articles_latimes_com-1998-jul-11-local-me-2629.pdf

  • http---articles_latimes_com-1998-jul-16-local-me-4065.pdf

  • http---www_dailymail_co_uk-news-article-2905392-Hollywood-screenwriter-mysteriously-killed-20-years-ago-working-CIA-hands-sent-autopsy-200-years-old_html.pdf

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A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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