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October 12, 1977
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Approved For Release 2007/08/20: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100120091-1 DENVEi POST 12 October 1977 `.ta 2t S; 1 7j ,IY. E Mis 17iJ !>< ti+ifir M - a S ` L' i,i .J ~.. -16 a n...t.t~ 1,"..,,! ,., ....a--i !bn ide?n-it:' of th.. r..r lUiha's nephew.'.. fidential sn:ucu. And Tumor Fait] tl ?> a:'t Denver Post'Stalf Writer In an Oct. 8 letter to Matson, 't'urner - funk no it+?:C:: iT:,litP adiun nn 'ire r?t ?+:' Adm Stansfield Turner, director of the said he had requested a summary of the e,{ aieh`in ; and d + sn'i An ~: !!~^_ Central intelligence Agency, has main- facts in the Riha case to he prepared by of the uri ?a,l ~u trce of the twined that the agency has -been "as CIA officials for his review. report or w!:eti+er the infrt!?rtiun i= a+ forthcoming as possible" in releasing its - TORNER AISO SAID he reviewed CIA curate. `=information ? on the' disappearance and documents realting to an alleged sighting In his I*~ci.rr in '1IaGc?h.. 'tttrr^-' said. "I whereabouts of Professor Thomas Riha. - of R.ilta in Czechoslovakia in 1973. That am not insr?usiti,,e to the plaintiff's (01r- Turner said 'he?_is satisfied that infor- report.,' Turner noted, is based upon - veny'si d'sir'! to (!,~lernane whether it*,. _.mation about Riha- Much the. CIA has..,,, thin!-hand information" furnished in uncle is. alicr or d' ;ad. ;Io::+ cep, is n ; withheld from, Mats, estate "appears confidence to the CIA by one of its in- opinion, the tiiat can b`- 58it' ;,t,q,+' to have no probative 'value insofar as telligence sources. the information eoraaine tt in n_ene_- +!`??'rr- ihomas Riha's,disappearance or where-. The CIA director stressed that he was .meats is that it is u~; es:cla=is+'?" abouts is concerned. -Turner made his remarks after his re- cent review of CIA records and reports on Riha,' who vanished without a trace from Boulder more-thin 83z years ago. At that -tune, Riha was an associate professor of Russian. history at. the Uni- ; .versitv'of Colorado. ? TURNER AGREED TO the Riha-case ? review in response to a recommenda ??tion made- last Aug.. 1 by U.S. Dist... ,.Judge Richard F.Matsch of .U.S. Dis . trict Courtin Denver.. . i iatsch made-the-recommendation In, an effort to resolve a long-standing battle that representatives of Riha's estate have l been waging for' CIA information on the' ,,missing professor. That battle principally was 'joined by-,Martin D. Buckley of ,Denver; attorney,for Riha's estate and its.: STAT Approved For Release 2007/08/20: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100120091-1