Wednesday, May 30, 1979: U.S. diplomats are released from Evin Prison on Tehran, only to be expelled a week later. Two American embassy employees later die under mysterious circumstances. The first to die is identified as Warren Mosler, a 37-year-old State Department employee who was with three other men when they were seized by Iranian rebels in the gas station parking lot next to the embassy.
—Unidentified US Embassy employee from New York State in Iran (2) who had been kidnapped by Iranian National Guard from Iran border. The victim was later identified as Warren Mosler, 37 years old.Mosler’s body was pulled out of Lake Karoo near the border between South Africa and Botswana, where his family believes he was kidnapped by militant groups and forced to participate in a false negotiation to free them. Mosler, who worked for the U.S. Embassy, died of multiple gunshot wounds. —