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December 20, 2016
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May 4, 2007
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June 13, 1956
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0 ' 'bs Honorable Herbert H. Le t)nited ? ta#$5 mite W as1dngtc ZS. 0. C . ER-8-3?17/A l s J'J' er_ "`XT t36 ^ r r.L DATE a5 v vv i11. Dear Senator Lekaan: r.: STAT Thank you for your letter of 23 May 19S6. requ*sting a the rnattsr of the disappearance of ,,g,mart by this Agency on Central InteAi 'Ce Agency# by As you are aware? tl snce of any functions statute, is precluded 1"I th pe ? security #ield. Accordingly, We have confined in the internal Mart to obtain evidence our participartio a in this case to an itlaer is. or "os his disappeir as to Wh*th* a 3~+itod Mates. To date. we have ante has been outside encountered so such evidence. you be assug*d 00 this Agency is actively working t,e with the ap~-)rc-- on this matter, will ,aati~aue to c security priate agentios who are wsrking oar the 1nt aspects of the Case. Sincerely. : orr i:I l t n: -1 /1 1 Allen 'W . Dulles DCI/WH/ d 7 June 1956) ):fir.Ctex _ 3 June 56) Cleared by phone with Rewritten/ Orig. & 1 - Add. 2 - Signer fi" - 41 2 - Legis. Counsel 1 - C/WH 1 - D/WHF] LO Approved For Release 2007/05/06: CIA-RDP80R01731 R0001 00020089-6 Wna.P AXIODW Ii r of tho facto VM twined r t rumors, whist no ev d re tot i-thearTie h a been out:?i.de e : e ates, C STAT r e po r t to you rep d the faotfd in this taint 817 eviderwoo ee #red by this A ones in question either wil) be aonvw. to the Pigeneg or, a for i low le it involved , feciiltien of this Ag4wy in n coa nce vit h bilities. Orig. and 1,- Addressee v2 - Signer 1 - C/kmH 1-C/f Distribution: DCI/t K~m (7 June 1956) C, ~ ra J1L ST T I STAT Approved For Release 2007/05/06: CIA-RDP80RO1731 R0001 00020089-6 b~e ! f1 4 y? al dl "1 .i'r .,. ..eC: ~/L "y . , _ er.L.:~o.. La mod(. k4.La. on elck^.L e5 ~y W-s ~9 "?'_'2ic you cat r.cke t1w G~A has done us, Is in CnEe. ? ? JULIUS C. C. EDELSTEIN Approved For Release 2007/05/06: CIA-RDP80RO1731 R000100020089-6 3'his is in reply do your 1A t4tof April 18, 19 6 STAT urlift invest ation of the disappears W of take appropriate aotion' in the event facts are developed i4 caging The FBI advises that 1t *1.11 fbllox the inquiryclosely and 411 no evidence has been developed of the possible dQmassiof of a federal of few* trhi t hh would aut sa a separate investigation. that this matter Is big investigated by the] Po34ce, Diptrtmentu which is the 'FBI informed as progress -of the 1wpiry. Acopxdi M to the FBI c cate ?*,th the; CIA for further inforn atl of..:: advised in the natter. Accordingly, it may be. that you will want As to yoar `inq r relating to an i itigation,: by the Central" Ixit~7,ligens? . Ys the FBI is keeping the CIA. currently federal 3uriediction6 1srzx ~et}_ nr.R l'.a .3_ ~?Q7 ~;ClA-_RDPBQR01 aAR 100020089-6 Approved For Release 2007/05/06: CIA-RDP80RO1731 R0001 00020089-6 Honorable Herbert &wsnel3, Attorney General of the United States Wash ton, D. C. STAT Dow Mr.' Attorney tienesals TAT there has beii,b'iought to "w attention ~' ? i doplot know the asoxi a o.f ha3 been ^i88i~g been the victim of foul play. fiver! it: is strongly suggested by the circumstances surros*Iing his disappsaranoe, as reputed i that the motive invoi ved is political, ; based on the , goat of acted o pposition to the Trujillo regime in the Dos ican Rep s about him other t ve riad in the n wepepes. "It seems to ASO however, that this is a case into ich the Justice De srt ent should be looking. If the FBI is not already. investigating this situation, I strongly urge that appropriate- directions be given to the FBI. This case is one in which our national. and international j nteresta and 'relationships may be h ha m: watt on ones- or two o4casione .:but , know nothing I would appreciate yaor i'..ising mr at was early date vtother the FBI has looted into the :case, az" if Dot whether you fixed it possible to TAT direct the FBI to investigate 3nappeat"ance. Would there be any other security agent ' veernm+ent for whom it might be proper to imr+estigat$ this cases under ter statutory authority, such as the CIAO ro ed" For Release.2007/05/06`: CIA:-RDP:8OR0173,1R000.10002O089- since or year newspaper rft:%x suggest that he has STAT Marou 12 STAT Approved For Release 2007/05/06: CIA-RDP80RO1731 R0001 00020089-6 Approved For Release 2007/05/06: CIA-RDP80R01731R000100020089-6 Approved For Release 2007/05/06 :A-RDP80R01731 R00010002008 UNCLASSIFIED CON NTIAL SECRET (SENDER WILL CIRCLE CLASSIFICATION TOP AND BOTTOM) CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP TOE INITIALS DATE ~nl 4 5 FROM INITIALS DATE 1 2 3 APPROVAL II INFORMATION II SIGNATURE ACTION II DIRECT REPLY 0 RETURN COMMENT _QLffELY 0 DISPATCH CONCURRENCE RECOMMENDATION FILE Remarks : J 3-3 SECRET CONFIDENTIAL UNCLASSIFIED FORM NO. Previous editions may be used. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 16-68548-2 S ,Nov 5~ 3Q-4 U . . ~F?T4~. QIs'2#0'' o~UI7'. Approved For Release 2007/05/06: CIA-RDP80R01731 R0001000200 N TOP AND BOTTOM SENDER WILL CHECK CLASSIF IO .UNCLASSIFIED Co IDENTIAL SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP TO NAME AND ADDRESS INITIALS DATE I MR. PAUL 2 3 4 5 6 ACTION DIRECT REPLY PREPARE REPLY APPROVAL DISPATCH RECOMMENDATION COMMENT FILE RETURN CONCURRENCE INFORMATION SIGNATURE Remarks : Norm: Should we tell him all of this or rather indicate it is an internal security problem Q) and therefore none of our business -- leaving the last sentence. STAT FOLD HERE TO RETURN TO SENDER FROM: NAME. ADDRESS AND PHONE NO. DATE 12 June 56 UNCLASSIFIED CONFIDENTIAL SECRET (40) FORM NO. ') 7 Replaces Form 30-4 I APR 55 ) Which may be used. U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE:1955-C,342531 pproved For Release 2007/05/06: CIA-RDP80R01731 R0001000200