CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.
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Frank A. Sieverts
Special Assistant for PW/MIA Affairs
Department of State
Dr. Roger E. Shields Deputy Assistant Secretary
of Defense for International
Possible "Sighting of Charles Dean and Neil Sharraan
("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