Paula Adams was a part of the Inner Circle of Peoples Temple. She was placed in Georgetown separate from the commune to gain information from and influence the officials of Guyana. She pursued an affair with the Washington Ambassador to Guyana, Laurence Mann, in order to gain information. After the events of November 18, 1978, Paula returned to the U.S. and continued her affair with Laurence Mann. Eventually they separated, until Mann found her one night, killing their son, Paula, and himself.