SHE WAS ON DRUGS AND ABOUT TO SPILL
ABOUT HER AND THE KENNEDY'S AND THE MAFIA CONNECTION
HER LOVERS: MEYER
LANSKY, JOHN F. KENNEDY & ROBERT KENNEDY
MARILYN MONROE MURDER CONSPIRACIES
SHE WAS ON DRUGS AND ABOUT TO SPILL
ABOUT HER SLEEPING WITH LANSKY AND THE PRESIDENT
NATIONAL SECURITY AT STAKE
WITH MARILYN MONROE BEING A JEWISH MAFIA HOOKER
Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her
Brentwood home by her psychoanalyst Ralph S. Greenson
after he was called by Monroe's housekeeper
Murray on August 5, 1962. She was 36 years old at the
time of her death. Her death was ruled to be "acute
barbiturate poisoning" by Dr.
Noguchi of the Los Angeles County Coroners office and
listed as "probable
Many individuals, including
Clemmons, the first
Los Angeles Police Department officer to arrive at the
believe that she was
murdered. No murder charges were ever filed. The death
of Marilyn Monroe has since become one of the most debated
Allegations of conspiracy
On Aug. 5, 1962, at approximately 4:45 a.m., Sergeant
Jack Clemmons received a phone call from Dr. Ralph Greenson
informing him that Marilyn Monroe had died from an overdose
of pills. Clemmons drove out to Monroe’s bungalow in
Brentwood. He had suspicions that it might have been a
prank, but they were soon doused upon his arrival at her
Dr. Greenson and housekeeper
Murray led Clemmons into Monroe’s bedroom. The officer
found the actress facedown on her bed, nude, her left hand
sprawled across the bed touching the telephone on the
nightstand. He noticed several prescription bottles littered
on top of the nightstand. He did not, however, notice a
drinking glass in the room. Clemmons asked Murray about the
bathroom. The maid informed the detective that there was no
running water. Clemmons also noticed that Murray had done
the laundry, so he questioned her about her odd behavior.
She nervously replied she knew the coroner would come to the
house and seal it up for evidence, so she wanted to make
sure everything was neat and tidy. Clemmons further observed
that Monroe’s body was in an advanced state of rigor mortis,
which indicated that she had been dead for at least six
hours. The officer asked Murray what time she found Monroe’s
corpse. Murray claimed that she noticed Monroe’s bedroom
door was locked after midnight. Murray claimed she knocked
on the door and did not hear a response from her employer.
She got worried and telephoned Dr. Engelberg.
The doctor claimed to arrive at Monroe’s bungalow and was
unsuccessful in waking up Marilyn Monroe. The doctor and
maid went outside to Monroe’s window and saw the actress
lying on her bed. Dr. Engelberg retrieved a fireplace poker
and smashed the window to gain entry. Monroe, however, was
already dead. Instead of calling for police or paramedics
immediately, Murray waited nearly four hours to contact
authorities after discovering Marilyn Monroe’s body. Murray
also admitted to contacting some movie studios first, as
well as some of Monroe’s business associates. Clemmons was
perplexed as to why it took four hours to complete these
Head coroner, Dr.
Theodore Curphey, added to the aura of mystery
surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s death. Curphey stated,
unequivocally, that Monroe died from an oral overdose of
Nembutal and chloral hydrate. He estimated she had swallowed
at least 50 pills in "one gulp," despite there being no
water at the death scene. Furthermore, Curphey was not
dissuaded by the lack of some key evidence. Nembutal
capsules, when digested, leave a yellow dye discoloration on
the lining of the intestine. There was no such discoloration
inside Monroe. There was no evidence that partially or
undissolved capsules even existed in her digestive tract.
Reportedly, Robert Kennedy was in Los Angeles on Aug. 4,
the day Monroe died. His staff, however, claimed he was in
San Francisco for the entire day and could not have been in
Brentwood to kill Monroe.
Many questions remain unanswered regarding the
circumstances and timeline of Monroe's death after her body
DiMaggio, after trying to get in touch with Monroe
all day, speaks with Monroe about DiMaggio's broken
engagement. DiMaggio said when interviewed that Monroe
sounded cheerful and upbeat. On duty with the Marines in
California, DiMaggio was able to place the time of the
call because he was watching the seventh inning of a
Angeles Angels game being played in Baltimore.
According to the game's records the seventh inning took
place between 10 and 10:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time;
thus, Monroe received the call around 7 p.m. California
Peter Lawford telephones Marilyn to invite her to
dinner at his house, an invitation she had declined
earlier that day. According to Lawford, Monroe's speech
was slurred and was becoming increasingly
indecipherable. After telling him goodbye the
conversation abruptly ends. Lawford tries to call her
back again but receives a busy signal. Telephone records
show that this is the last recorded phone call Monroe's
main line received that night.
- 8:00p.m. Lawford telephones Eunice Murray, spending
the night in Marilyn's guest house, on a different line
asking if the maid would check in on her. After a few
seconds Murray returns to the phone telling Lawford that
she is fine. Unconvinced Lawford will try all night long
to get in touch with Marilyn. Lawford telephones is his
friend and lawyer Mickey Rudin, but is advised to keep
away from Monroe's house to avoid any public
embarrassment that could result from Marilyn possibly
being under the influence.
- 10 p.m. Housekeeper
Eunice Murray walks past Monroe's door and states
she saw a light on under the door but decided not to
- 10:30 p.m. According to actress
Natalie Trundy (later Mrs. Arthur P. Jacobs),
Arthur P. Jacobs hurriedly leaves a concert at the
Hollywood Bowl that he is attending with Trundy and with
Mervyn LeRoy and his wife, after being informed by
Monroe's lawyer Mickey Rudin that she has overdosed.
Trundy's timeline fits with undertaker Guy Hockett's
(see below) estimation that Monroe died sometime
between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
- Midnight. Murray notices the light under the door
again and knocks but gets no reply. She tells police she
immediately telephoned Dr.
Ralph Greenson, Monroe's psychiatrist.
- Dr. Greenson arrives and tries to break open the
door but fails. He looks through the French windows
outside and sees Monroe lying on the bed holding the
telephone and apparently dead so breaks the glass to
open the locked door and checks her. He calls Dr. Hyman
Engelberg. There is some speculation that an ambulance
might have been summoned to Monroe's house at this point
and later dismissed.
- 1 a.m. Peter Lawford is informed by Mickey Rudin
that Monroe is dead.
- Police are called and arrive shortly after 4:30 a.m.
The two doctors and Murray are questioned and indicate a
time of death of around 12:30 a.m.
- Police note the room is extremely tidy and the bed
appears to have fresh linen on it. They claim Murray was
washing sheets when they arrived.
- Police note that the bedside table has several pill
bottles but the room contains no means to wash pills
down as there is no glass and the water is turned off.
Monroe is known to gag on pills even when drinking to
wash them down. Later a glass is found lying on the
floor by the bed but police claim it was not there when
the room was searched.
- 5:40 a.m. The undertaker, Guy Hockett, arrives and
notes that the state of rigor mortis indicates a time of
death between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. The time is later
altered to match the witness statements.
- 6 a.m. Murray changes her story and now says she
went back to bed at midnight and only called Dr.
Greenson when she awoke at 3 a.m. and noticed the light
still on. Both doctors also change their stories and now
claim Monroe died around 3:50 a.m. Police note Murray
appears quite evasive and extremely vague and she would
eventually change her story several times. Despite being
a key witness, Murray travels to Europe and is not
- The pathologist Dr.
Thomas Noguchi could find no trace of capsules,
powder or the typical discoloration caused by
Nembutal in Monroe's stomach or intestines
indicating the drugs that killed her had not been
swallowed. If Monroe had swallowed the drugs there
should have been residue.[citation
needed] If Monroe had taken them over a
period of time which might account for the lack of
residue she would have died long before ingesting the
amount found in her bloodstream. Monroe was found lying
face down but
lividity on her back[citation
needed] and the posterior aspect of the
arms and legs[citation
needed] indicated she had died lying on
her back. The body was covered in bruises[citation
needed], all minor except for one on her
hip. There was also evidence of
an indication that death was very quick. Noguchi had
asked the toxicologist for examinations of the blood,
liver, kidneys, stomach, urine, and intestines which
would have revealed exactly how the drugs got into
Monroe's system. However the toxicologist after
examining the blood didn't believe he needed to check
other organs so many of the organs were destroyed
without being examined. When Noguchi asked for the
samples, the medical photographs and slides of those
that were examined, and the examination form showing
bruises on the body had disappeared making it impossible
to investigate the cause of death.
- The toxicology report shows high levels of Nembutal
(38-66 capsules) and
chloral hydrate (14-23 tablets) in Monroe's blood.
The level found was enough to kill more than 10 people.
- An examination of the body ruled out
intravenous injection as the source of the drugs,
leaving only an
suppository as a source.[citation
needed] These sources were considered
unlikely, so Noguchi reluctantly
wrote that the drugs were swallowed. The Dec 2005
Playboy interview w/ former LA Cnty Prosecutor John
Miner, deems this the most likely method for a homicide.
- The coroner, Dr.
Theodore Curphey, oversaw the full autopsy. Apart
from the cause of death as listed on the death
certificate, the results were never made public and no
record of the findings was kept.
Many elements of this timeline have often been brought
into question. Most notable are the discrepancies in exactly
what time Monroe either made or received her last phone call
and at what time during the late night and early morning
hours of August 4 and 5 her body was discovered.
The funeral arrangements for Monroe were made by her
second husband, baseball legend
Marilyn Monroe was buried in what was known at that time
as the "Cadillac
caskets" — a
hermetically sealing antique-silver-finished
48-ounce (heavy gauge) solid
"masterpiece" casket lined with champagne-colored
the casket had been manufactured by the Belmont casket
company in Columbus, Ohio. Before the service, the outer lid
and the upper half of the divided inner lid of her casket
were opened so that the mourners could get a last glimpse of
Whitey Snyder had prepared her face, a promise he had
made her if she were to die before him.
The service was the second one held at the newly built
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in West Los
and only 25 people were given permission to attend. Monroe's
Strasberg, delivered her
organist played "Over
the Rainbow" at the end of the service.
Monroe is interred in a pink marble crypt at Corridor of
Hefner owns the rights to the crypt next to it. Monroe
had visited the cemetery more than once as a struggling
actress because Ana Lower, the adult to whom she had been
closest during her juvenile years, had been buried there in
1948. Lower was related to Grace Goddard, Monroe's official
guardian during much of her childhood. When Goddard
committed suicide in 1953,
Monroe, by then wealthy, arranged for her burial at
DiMaggio had a half-dozen red roses delivered to her
crypt three times a week for the next 20 years and never
Publicity in the 1970s
Mailer received publicity for having written the first
bestselling book to suggest that Monroe's death was a murder
staged to look like a drug overdose. The book has no
footnotes and does not cite any interviews with witnesses,
police officials or coroner
Noguchi, who performed the autopsy, although there are
many references to the Kennedy brothers. In a notorious
interview in August of that year, Mailer told
Mike Wallace that he could not have interviewed Monroe's
Murray because Murray was dead before he started work on
the book. Wallace said on the air that Murray was alive and
listed in the West Los Angeles telephone directory.
In a 1974 book on Monroe's death that was not publicized
on television, author Robert Slatzer made controversial
claims about not only a conspiracy, but also his alleged
brief marriage to Monroe in
Tijuana, Mexico in 1952. (During that year her romance
DiMaggio was reported by gossip columnists, although
they did not marry until 1954.) Unlike Norman Mailer,
Slatzer interviewed an authority whose name, which was
unknown to the public at the time, appears in official
documents from 1962. Slatzer's source was Jack Clemmons, a
sergeant with the LAPD who was the first officer to report
to the death scene. According to Clemmons' statements in
Slatzer's book, Eunice Murray behaved suspiciously, doing
laundry at 4:30 a.m. and answering his questions evasively.
When Slatzer approached Murray with questions, she denied
any wrongdoing by herself or by Monroe's psychiatrist Ralph
Greenson, who had hired Murray to watch the actress for
signs of drug abuse or suicidal tendency. Greenson himself
refused to talk to Slatzer, having reacted to Norman
Mailer's highly publicized book by telling the
York Post that Monroe "had no significant
involvement" with John or Robert Kennedy.
In 1985, the American media publicized an investigation
by British journalist
Anthony Summers. That year
saw a documentary titled The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe
that was narrated by Summers and based on his research.
(Years later it was seen by Americans under the title Say
Goodbye To The President.) The program contained
soundbite interviews with, among others, Jack Clemmons and
Eunice Murray, who was still alive 12 years after Norman
Mailer's erroneous claim that she was dead. A former
district attorney named John Miner is also seen being
interviewed. He refused at the time to say anything about
his interview with a griefstricken
Greenson in 1962, citing a policy of confidentiality at
the district attorneys' office and Greenson's doctor/patient
confidentiality. Summers also came out that year with the
book Goddess, which quoted Miner as saying he was
aware that Greenson was now dead, but their 1962
conversation was still confidential.
People Weekly cover story in 1985 reported that
20/20 had canceled a segment about Monroe's
relationships with the Kennedys and the circumstances of her
Geraldo Rivera were reported to have reacted angrily to
the cancellation. The staffs of both the BBC and
20/20 had worked closely with Anthony Summers. All
of these investigations had started after the 1979 death of
Ralph Greenson. For the
Eunice Murray initially repeated the same story she had told
Robert Slatzer in 1973 and the police in 1962. She
apparently noticed the camera crew starting to pack up and
then said, "Why, at my age, do I still have to cover this
Unknown to her, the microphone was still on. Murray went on
to admit that Monroe had known the Kennedys.
She volunteered that on the night of the actress' death,
"When the doctor arrived, she was not dead."
Murray died in 1993 without revealing further details.
21st century investigations of Monroe
Rachael Bell of Court TV
According to a mini-biography of the events leading up to
Monroe's death written by
Rachael Bell for
Court TV's Crime Library, a
enema might have been administered on the advice of Monroe's
Greenson, as a sleep aid and as part of Greenson's
larger project to wean his patient off barbiturates.
Drawing on Donald Spoto's updated edition of his
biography from 2001, Bell elaborates on the theory that
Greenson was perhaps unaware of the fact that his patient's
internist, Dr. Hyman Engelberg, had refilled Monroe's
prescription for the
Nembutal a day earlier, and that the
actress may very well have ingested enough Nembutal
throughout the day such that it would lethally
react with the chloral hydrate later given to her. Bell
Spoto makes a very persuasive case for
accidental death. Dr. Greenson had been working with
Dr. Hyman Engelberg to wean Marilyn off Nembutal,
substituting instead chloral hydrate to help her sleep.
Milton Rudin claimed that Greenson said something
very important the night of Marilyn's death: "Gosh darn
it! He gave her a prescription I didn't know about!"
Bell goes on to suggest that the suspicious circumstances
surrounding Monroe's death are very possibly the result of
cover-up for what was, essentially, a tragic medical
John Miner's "tapes" assertion
On August 5, 2005, the
Angeles Times published an account of Monroe's death
by former Los Angeles County
district attorney John Miner, who was present at the
Miner claimed that she was not suicidal, offering as proof
his notes on
audio tapes she had supposedly recorded for Greenson and
that Greenson had played for him. Miner had refused to
discuss them during Anthony Summers' 1980s investigation. In
2005, Miner did not explain why he was now willing to break
the confidentiality agreement he had made with Greenson in
1962. The relationship of Greenson, an eminent figure in the
history of psychoanalysis (he died in 1979), with Monroe is
controversial (see L. Mecacci, Freudian Slips: The
Casualties of Psychoanalysis from the Wolf Man to Marilyn
Monroe, Vagabond Voices, Sulaisadiar 'san Rudha
(Scotland), 2009, pp. 1–36, 181-183).
The CBS 48 Hours investigation
In April 2006,
48 Hours presented an updated report by Anthony
Summers on Monroe's death. Through Summers, 48 Hours
gained access to audio tapes of interviews conducted by the
Los Angeles District Attorney's office in 1982.
According to Summers' sources, Monroe attended social
events at actor
Lawford's beach home in
in the months before her death that also included President
F. Kennedy and
Robert F. Kennedy. The 48 Hours report quoted a
Secret Service agent as stating that it was "common
knowledge" among his colleagues that there was an affair
between Monroe and John Kennedy. Rumors of a relationship
with Robert Kennedy were not confirmed.
According to newly released FBI documents, Monroe was
considered to be a security risk. In March 1962 Monroe
on a vacation, where she socialized with Americans who were
communist. Subsequently the FBI maintained a file about
Monroe. Summers stated that, contrary to her public image as
a dumb blonde, Monroe was passionate about politics and
discussed atomic testing issues with President Kennedy just
three months before the
Cuban Missile Crisis.[citation
According to the broadcast, Lawford told police that he
spoke to Monroe on the phone shortly before her death, that
she sounded groggy and depressed, and that she said to him,
"Say goodbye to Jack", and "Say goodbye to yourself". Phone
records of her long distance calls that evening were lost,
which was a cause of suspicion. Former Assistant District
Attorney Mike Carroll, who conducted the 1982 investigation,
said they found "no evidence of an intentional criminal
act", and indicated that suicide was the most likely cause
of death. He stated, "The bottles were there. She was
unconscious. She had a history of overdose. In fact, she had
a history of not only overdosing, but of being
2006 File Release
In October 2006, under the
FOI act, the
FBI released thousands of pages of previously classified
documents. In early 2007, writer
Philippe Mora discovered a three page report among the
papers titled Robert F. Kennedy that discussed
Monroe's death. This report has since been included in the
FBI index under Marilyn Monroe.
Written by a former FBI agent (name is redacted from the
report) working for the then governor of California
it details Robert Kennedy's affair with the movie star and
claims that Kennedy had promised Monroe he would divorce his
wife and marry her, but after the actress realised he had no
intention of doing so, she made threats to make the affair
public. The report claims that to silence Monroe, who had a
history of staging publicity seeking fake suicide attempts,
she was deliberately encouraged to do so again but was this
time allowed to die. The report implicates Robert Kennedy,
Peter Lawford, her psychiatrist Ralph Greenson, her
housekeeper Eunice Murray, and her secretary and press
agent, Pat Newcomb in the plot. The agent states in the
report that he could not authenticate the information.
Mora admits he is not sure what to make of the file:
"Is all this the elaborate dirty tricks of Kennedy haters
from decades ago, or are we getting closer to the historical
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