POSSIBLE SIGHTING OF CHARLES DEAN AND NEIL SHARMAN

Created: 3/13/1975

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

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FOR:

SUBJECT

Frank A. Sieverts

Special Assistant for PW/MIA Affairs

Department of State

Dr. Roger E. Shields Deputy Assistant Secretary

of Defense for International

Economic Affairs

Possible "Sighting of Charles Dean and Neil Sharraan

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("observed tne two

casians who were closely guarded by two Pathet Lao armed soldiers and were obviously being held against their will. The merchant stated that both men appeared in good health.

discussionsathet Lao co-op

manager in Khamkeut, learned that the two white men were arrestedathet Lao control point in Pak Hinbounseveral" months ago after they refused to turn their caneras over to the Pathet Lao control point guards. The Pathet Lao storo manager stated that the men not only refused to let thoir cameras be searched but threw the caneras into the Mekong Rivor as an act of defiance. This act also indicated that the two men were spies posing as tourists.

4*not learn the names of the two men.

rom previorrs reports it is obvious that, the men reportedly sighted were Mr. Charles Dean and Australian com-.panion, Mr. Neil

FOR THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS:

Theodore G. Shackle/

cc: Commander Charles F. Trowbridge,DI-6A4

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