State Dept cable 1974-261086

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005 Message Text CONFIDENTIAL PAGE 01 USBERL 02051 081138Z 43 ACTION EUR-12...

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Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

Message Text CONFIDENTIAL PAGE 01 USBERL 02051 081138Z 43 ACTION EUR-12 INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SCS-03 SCA-01 L-02 SY-04 FBIE-00 DODE-00 CIAE-00 INR-05 NSAE-00 RSC-01 PRS-01 /030 W --------------------- 035704 R 081040Z NOV 74 FM USMISSION USBERLIN TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0093 INFO AMEMBASSY BONN AMCONSUL MUNICH CINCEUR CINCUSAFE CINCUSAREUR USELMLO C O N F I D E N T I A L USBERLIN 2051 CINCEUR FOR POLAD AND OPS CINCUSAFE FOR POLAD AND OPS CINCUSAREUR FOR POLAD OPS AND AEAGC-COC E.O. 11652: GDS TAGS: CDES, GW SUBJECT: NEWSPAPERS REPORT US INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES INVESTIGATING SUICIDE OF SUSAN SWEETSER 1. BERLIN NEWSPAPERS NOVEMBER 6 REPORTED MYSTERIOUSE SUICIDE AT US ARMY HOTEL IN GARMISCH OF SUSAN SWEETSER, AMERICAN CITIZEN AND APPARENTLY DAUGHTER OF RETIRED AIR FORCE BRIGADIER GENERAL WHO HAD RECENTLY RETURNED FROM VISIT TO BERLIN. ACCORDING TO PRESS ACCOUNTS, SHORTLY BEFORE SUICIDE NOVEMBER 1, MISS SWEETSER TOLD SEVERAL FRIENDS THAT WHILE IN BERLIN SHE HAD BEEN CONSTANTLY FOLLOWED, HER LUGGAGE SEARCHED, AND HER TELEPHONE CALLS MONITORED. ONE ACCOUNT REPORTED POLICE HAD FOUND SUITCASE FULL OF MEDICINAL DRUGS AND WERE INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE NARCOTICS ANGLES. PRESS REPORTS STATED US COUNTERESPIONAGE SERVICE ASSITING GERMAN CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL PAGE 02 USBERL 02051 081138Z POLICE INVESTIGATION.

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

2. MISSION HAS CHECKED ALL US AGENCIES IN BERLIN AND CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE OF ANY INTEREST IN MISS SWEETSER BEFORE HER DEATH. US ARMY CID IN MUNICH INFORMED US THEY WERE COOPERATING WITH BAVARIAN AUTHORITIES IN INVESTIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH BUT HAD NOT INVOLVED ANY US AGENCY IN BERLIN. 3. BERLIN POLICE HAVE INFORMED US THEY HAVE NO RECORD OF INVESTIGATION OF MISS SWEETSER AND HAD NOT HEARD OF HER UNTIL QUERIED NOVEMBER 2 BY MUNICH POLICE. BERLIN AUTHORIITIES ARE NOW TRYING TO TRACE MISS SWEETSER'S MOVEMENTS IN BERLIN. 4. WE INTEND TO REFER ANY PRESS INQUIRIES TO BERLIN POLICE. 5. USCOB CONCURS.SELIGMANN

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Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

Message Attributes Automatic Decaptioning: X Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994 Channel Indicators: n/a Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Concepts: n/a Control Number: n/a Copy: SINGLE Draft Date: 08 NOV 1974 Decaption Date: 01 JAN 1960 Decaption Note: Disposition Action: RELEASED Disposition Approved on Date: Disposition Authority: GolinoFR Disposition Case Number: n/a Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW Disposition Date: 28 MAY 2004 Disposition Event: Disposition History: n/a Disposition Reason: Disposition Remarks: Document Number: 1974USBERL02051 Document Source: CORE Document Unique ID: 00 Drafter: n/a Enclosure: n/a Executive Order: GS Errors: N/A Film Number: D740321-1019 From: USBERLIN Handling Restrictions: n/a Image Path: ISecure: 1 Legacy Key: link1974/newtext/t19741157/aaaabwiq.tel Line Count: 79 Locator: TEXT ON-LINE, ON MICROFILM Office: ACTION EUR Original Classification: CONFIDENTIAL Original Handling Restrictions: n/a Original Previous Classification: n/a Original Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a Page Count: 2 Previous Channel Indicators: Previous Classification: CONFIDENTIAL Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a Reference: n/a Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED Review Authority: GolinoFR Review Comment: n/a Review Content Flags: Review Date: 09 MAY 2002 Review Event: Review Exemptions: n/a Review History: RELEASED <09 MAY 2002 by shawdg>; APPROVED <01 APR 2003 by GolinoFR> Review Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005 Review Media Identifier: Review Referrals: n/a Review Release Date: n/a Review Release Event: n/a Review Transfer Date: Review Withdrawn Fields: n/a Secure: OPEN Status: NATIVE Subject: NEWSPAPERS REPORT US INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES INVESTIGATING SUICIDE OF SUSAN SWEETSER TAGS: CDES, GE, (SWEETSER, SUSAN) To: STATE Type: TE Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005