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Marilyn Monroe: Suicide or Murder
Marilyn Monroe, was it a suicide or a murder? The mystery continues. Marilyn was a sex goddess of the 1950’s and early 1960’s shortly before her death in 1962. Marilyn was a strong willed and very unique woman, who had a lifetime full of fame ahead of her. Why would she do something so weak as to commit suicide? Or did she?
Dazzling, seductive, extraordinary, Marilyn Monroe was the All-American Sex Goddess, a superstar legend with magnetic energy so strong she captured the world and her heels with her woman-child charm.“On Her own, “ against almost all impossible personal and professional odds, she had created something brilliant and magical-Magical Monroe.” (Marilyn Monroe, Internet excerpt)
There is many different stories about Marilyn’s death. I have chosen two very important references. These references have facts leading up to the very moment she died. Phone records, visitors, etc. It’s very hard for me to believe that someone so high on life and talking about her new marriage to Joe Dimaggio on August 1, just three days before her death, would commit suicide.
The coroner said “Marilyn was laughing and chatting on the telephone with Joe’s Dimaggio’s son and not thirty minutes later after this happy conversation, Marilyn Monroe was dying…” This was one of the strangest facts about the case. (Brown, and Barham)
Marilyn Monroe did have somewhat of a drug problem, as told by everyone who knew her including her stepsister. The drugs and anti-depressants Marilyn took mainly consisted of sleeping pills and anti depressants prescribed by her psychiatrist, who is believed to have something to do with Marilyns death.
After Marilyn’s funeral studio publicists broke into Marilyns file cabinets and carried away all papers related to Fox. Marilyn’s notebooks were blazing in the fireplace the next day. Lying nearby, legal documents parts of a datebook, and a crumpled collection of loose papers in Marilyn Monroe’s handwriting. Brown and Barham believe that Peter Lawford was on hand for hours. He called and talked to the president for 20 minutes, and telephone logs kept by White House switchboard operators, 6:05 a.m. PT at Lawford beach house.
The first call made from Marilyn’s house was 6 hours after Arthur Jacobs had been notified of her death. At 4:25 a.m. Sargent Jack Clemmons and Dr. Ralph Greenson arrived on the scene. “Marilyn Monroe is dead. She just committed suicide” Sargent Jack Clemmons said it was an obvious staged death scene-too tidy.
Clemmons, thirty years later still angrily says “Marilyn Monroe didn’t commit suicide, she was murdered.” He was eventually fired. April 8, 1986, he called a press conference to ask for a through investigation into the “murder.” He has been ignored. (Brown, and Barham)
Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker is the single most powerful man in the city is believed to be the stage manager of the cover-up on Marilyn Monroe's “murder.” He was a friend of Bobby Kennedy, and also was actively pursuing Hoover’s job at the FBI also. He turned the case over to the department’s investigation team. They were only allowed to determine if she killed herself or not, and how she died. The case was shut five days later and determined to be suicide.
Her blood contained 4.5% barbiturates. Department coroner Thomas Noguchi said later “it was enough to kill three people.” (Brown, and Barham)
If Monroe had ingested a large number of pills, a residue should have remained in her stomach, yet nothing was found. Her kidneys were also clear of drugs, and tissue samples from her small intestine, which might have settled the question of “murder”, disappeared from the coroner’s office.
Brown and Barham believe that her death was overdose by injection in rectum or armpit not in autopsy or enema or suppository. The coroner found clues of foul play. “Bruises on her lower back—a very fresh bruise—and a bruise on the arms.” (Brown, and Barham)
Sargent Clemmons also said, “Marilyn was given choral hydrate, a colorless, odorless liquid...
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