Tuesday, May 27, 2014


A new book is reporting that Marilyn Monroe’s death on August 4, 1962 was not a suicide but a murder orchestrated by Bobby Kennedy to silence her as she was about to reveal all the dirty Kennedy family secrets she kept logged in a little red diary. 

And Bobby did not act alone. He had co-conspirators in her murder - his brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford, and Marilyn’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson who gave the star a fatal injection of pentobarbital to the heart. 

Those are the explosive allegations detailed in a blockbuster new book by writers Jay Margolis, a long-time investigative reporter and Monroe expert, and Richard Buskin, a New York Times bestselling author of 30 non- fiction books. 

The volume - The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed - claims to blow the lid off the world’s most notorious and talked-about celebrity death through eyewitness testimony and interviews,  MailOnline can exclusively reveal.

‘Bobby Kennedy was determined to shut her up, regardless of the consequences’, Peter Lawford later revealed, according to the authors, feeling wracked with guilt over the star’s murder. ‘It was the craziest thing he ever did – and I was crazy enough to let it happen’.

It was a murder allegedly witnessed by ambulance attendant James C. Hall, who arrived at the film star's home and saw Monroe’s psychiatrist Dr. Greenson inject Marilyn directly into her heart with undiluted pentobarbital, brutally breaking a rib with the needle. 

He was set up by Bobby to ‘take care’ of Marilyn.  

Bobby Kennedy got involved in a messy sexual affair with Marilyn in the summer of 1962 when he was sent out to Los Angeles by his brother Jack to convince the screen goddess to stop calling the President at the White House. The President was not going to divorce Jackie and marry her. But Bobby fell under her spell and slipped into the bedroom with Marilyn.

‘It wasn’t Bobby’s intention, but that evening they became lovers and spent the night in our guest bedroom’, Peter Lawford later revealed.

Bobby made his final visit to Monroe’s Brentwood house on the afternoon of August 4, 1962 with Lawford who went outside to have a glass of champagne poolside while Bobby talked with her.

Marilyn’s neighbors saw Bobby leave and re-enter later that evening with one of his two long-time personal bodyguards from the LAPD’s notorious Gangster Squad who performed illegal activities for the LAPD off the books.

One of the bodyguards shot Marilyn in the armpit with intramuscular pentobarbital (Nembutal) to calm her down – after she was thrown to the floor by Bobby, who made this statement to the doctor in what the authors claim was a deposition confirming he and Lawford were at the house. 

While she was stunned, Bobby and Lawford rummaged through the house in search of the little red diary.
The Nembutal injection wasn’t strong enough to calm her down for long ‘so the two LAPD Gangster Squad partners held her down, stripped her clothes off, and gave her an enema filled with broken-down pills containing anywhere from thirteen to nineteen Nembutals and seventeen chloral hydrates’. 

This did the trick. Back to the search for the red diary.

Kennedy, Lawford, and the two bodyguards left the scene at 10.30pm and the incessant barking of Marilyn’s white maltese terrier, Maf, aroused suspicion of her housekeeper Eunice Murray and Murray’s son, Norman Jefferies who came over to find out what was going on. 

They discovered Monroe lying across the bed with her head hanging over the edge in the guest cottage and called an ambulance. Mrs. Murray suspected it was an overdose.

Peter Lawford had apparently returned to the scene, along with LA Police Sargeant Marvin Iannone, who had been stationed at Monroe’s house on orders from Bobby and always worked the detail on Lawford’s beach house when the Attorney General was in town.

Private detective Fred Otash, who had bugged Marilyn's house on a request from Lawford who liked to listen to kinky tapes, heard Iannone and Lawford talking on tape at 11.55pm that night, he later revealed.

Life Magazine photojournalist Leigh Wiener bribed the county morgue staff with a bottle of whiskey to get inside and photograph Monroe hours after her death. Her body showed cyanosis, blue or purple coloration of the skin which is consistent with needle injection. 'You'll see little streaks of blue running through the body..That's how Monroe looked to me when I saw her', he said. 

Mystery: This police photo, exclusively obtained by the authors, reveals a possible blood smudge on the wall of Marilyn's  bedroom. This smudge was subsequently airbrushed out of the photo released to the public

Chief William Parker, the police chief in LA, liked Bobby Kennedy and his stance on organized crime as well as his embrace of the same Catholic faith. So he refused to assign a full-time detective team to the Monroe case, initiating a shocking cover-up.

Syndicated Hollywood columnist May Mann, who interviewed and wrote about stars for several decades, was reporting on what she considered an inept probe into Monroe’s untimely death when she received a call from the Chief Parker. 

'He said it would be bad for my health if I kept writing stories like that’, she stated. 

The case turned cold.

Detective Mike Rothmiller wrote ‘it was this unit [the OCID] which had undertaken the clandestine probe of Monroe’s death. They had the power to ruin lives and reputations – or to safeguard. This is precisely what they did with the Monroe investigation …they protected the name of the Kennedy dynasty’.

Lady May Lawford, Peter’s mother, confirmed years later that Bobby had been in town the night of Marilyn's death. His helicopter had been parked at the beach in front of Peter’s house despite his denial.

PI Fred Otash confirmed that the FBI and the CIA had bugged Marilyn’s home and it was an FBI agent who reported to J. Edgar Hoover that Bobby had been inside the house along with the two Bobby knew that Hoover knew.

Hoover’s teenage neighbor Anthony Calomaris came forward years later and stated that Hoover had told him Monroe was murdered but he didn’t want to arrest Bobby. He used knowledge of the murder to blackmail the Attorney General to secure his own position as head of the FBI.

Marilyn Monroe's death was ultimately ruled a suicide by the authorities.

Closing the book: Respected authors Jay Margolis and Richard Buskin put to rest more than 50 years of speculation over how the beloved actress met her death

  • The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed by Jay Margolis and Richard Buskin and published by Skyhorse Publishing is available at Amazon as of June 3...


  1. Sad to see this old story being trotted out again as fact - we have heard it many times over the last 50 years, but where is the concrete evidence or proof ? Its all speculation now. I always believed her death was an accidental overdose - though the psychiatrist and the housekeeper do seem to be a bit spooky ... I think Donald Spoto got nearest the truth in his Monroe book, maybe the best of the bunch.

  2. Pope George RingoMay 29, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Anyone who has read of Marilyn Monroe's lifestyle what with alcohol and pills knows that is what did her in.
    For the record, I believe her to be a good actress, but her icon status is merely image and not talent. She was no match for the contemporaries of her day in acting such as Lee Remick or Patricia Neal.

  3. Beginning:1954wrongDoorRaid: 50-year-old lady named Florence Katz awoke to find her door broken down, Joe DiMaggio and Frank Sinatra hovering over her.Marilyn and Frank began seeing each other casually in 1950s — her maid Lena Pepitone says the star even moved into Frank’s L.A. home,marilyn Monroe doctors Dr. Thomas Noguchi, Dr. Hyman Engelberg & Psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson .(sinatra) lawyer Milton Rudin (Greenson’s brother-in-law).Eunice Murray was Monroe’s housekeeper and had been placed in the actress’ employ by her psychiatrist Greenson. Murray main witness time of Monroe’s death is washing sheets and things and Murray’s son in law Norman Jefferies had participated in the remodeling of Monroe’s home that went on for months .Then ambulance, and one of the attendants, James Edwin Hall, attempted to revive her with resuscitator.call from her ex-husband’s son Joe DiMaggio Jr. at around same time, and she sounded normal(Joe Sr used ppl ).1946 Eunice and John home at 902 Franklin Street in Brentwood but later sold home Ralph Greenson. June Di Maggio mother and father, Tom and Louise (Lee) DiMaggio owned and operated DiMaggio's Restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco .June Di Maggio singer/actress she niece of Joe DiMaggio.June she also claims she and her mother were Marilyn's close friends the 85 year old June DiMaggio who claimed that ‘her mom was on the phone when Marilyn was murdered was able to utter the name of her killers.June DiMaggio claims that Marilyn was supposed to remarry Joe DiMaggio(aug5)that mom made her pizza went brentwood pick pan and Marilyn would never take her own life.Filmstudio fired her in June 1962. Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles bungalow on August 5, 1962, an empty bottle of sleeping pills by her side.Jeanne Carmen claims nite before Marilyn Died she called her for pills (carmen birthday) and Next day John Roselli told her to leave Hollywood so Jeanne Carmen moves Scottsdale Arizona. .(Judyth Campbell Exner contines to be Roselli/Giancana mole) John Roselli his pal Mort Friedman go Scottsdale for 2 days Nov16-18,1963.John Roselli claim he was at Sands Hotel 11-22-63 not in Dallas not at his apt in los angeles? Jeanne Carmen claims Roselli called Scottsdale to come Las Vegas where Roselli claims whack Giancana because Marilyn .Jeanne Carmen chorus girl in "Burlesque" with Bert Lahr B Movie Star and Trick Golfer with Jack Redmond left husband for John Roselli in florida . Jeanne Carmen made movies celebrities Lex Barker, Ben Johnson (friend John wayne),Virgininia gregg,Allan Hale,Neville Brand,among others.Jeanne Carmen claims she lived near marilyn 882 N Doheny Drive (sinatra once lived here). All the rat pack& celebrities knew Jeanne Carmen she claim she partied with them all. Frank Sinatra valet George Jacob claim Jeanne Carmen lived in Doheny dr apt too.(jacobs said Sinatra got mad Marilyn 7-28-1962 kick her out calNeva Lodge) Other actresses lived at Doheny Dr apt included James Coburn,Viola mertz & others.12305 Fifth Helena Drive Murray housekeeper work for Greenson pick out house. Marilyn Monroe diary was missing. Sinatra gave Marilyn Maf dog which he told atty Rudin to get He gave to Secretary and Sinatra gave Marilyn filing cabinet inwhich was broken in to.Marilyn's first husband was an LA police officer, James Dougherty(2005) which he claims he always loved Marilyn.Sergeant Jack Clemmons was the first police officer to arrive at the scene &Clemmons who took the phone call from Marilyn's doctor.dawn on Sunday, August 5?Joe Di Maggio gave Marilyn money for Helena Drive home and furnishing so that marilyn go mexico to shop& joe loved $$? Bernice Baker Miracle felt Joe DiMaggio had something to do with Marilyn death 31 mourners in attendance with strict orders by Joe DiMaggio for no celebrities to attend (especially Sinatra?)only marilyn sis &joe's.

  4. jeanne carmen grandparents Andrew Wright/wife Carrie
    live in green county 1940(census). Carrie married John
    Hall live in Green co.(from Hickman co Tn)Which means that
    Georgia came from Tn with parent moved to Green Co Arkansas.
    Georgia E Wright d.o.b.7-28-1909 gibson co Tn census 1910.
    Georgia got seduced by elderly dennis Carmon married man Paragould lol?
    Jeanne Carmen born Rafe, Paragould,or clark twp Green co Ark.
    Georgia went after Jeanne /Don (twin) father Carmon for child support won.
    Georgia wed Daniel Brewer (dod1946) she remarried john Burns 1946.
    Georgia child by Daniel name Wilma1939 and 2 boys by john Burns names:
    Bobby Burns & Billy Burns both born around 1947-50s jeanne left 13 or 16?
    Big argument row which accuse jeanne steal money ask bro throw her purse?
    Jeanne snuck off with friend MaryLou Ledbetter went to st Louis (1-2yrs).
    Jeanne met Sandy Scott St louis went to nyc to his residence live with him wed49?
    Sandy got argument Redmond golf pro endup hwy met johnny Roselli ?
    Jeanne leaves Sandy for oldfogie Roselli scam ppl hustle on golf course games?
    Roselli/Carmen End up Vegas, Sandy &Redmond come save Jeanne but says No!
    Carmen wrote Roselli gave dope to have wild sex &Roselli great man friend.
    Roselli has celebrity friends (sinatra) film friends Cahn/BrianFoyle warner bros?
    With Roselli influence Carmen broke into make movies lots of celebrity friends?
    (Jeanne )Agnes Lavern Carmon ( Carmen) see jeanne change her name?
    Jeanne told Anthony Summer she told marilyn her name jeanne too lol.
    Jeanne claim live Doheny that Sinatra had her & jacobs & Monroe live there lol.
    Sinatra gave maf dog Marilyn d.od.aug5,1962 to his secretary lived Doheny lol.
    Pix Jeanne visit parents with boy baby in her mother arms 1950s(once )?
    Pix jeanne with Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis (rat pack)known womanizers lol.
    Jeanne claim marilyn call bday aug4 for drugs &jeanne took drugs lol.
    Roselli 1251 Crescent Heights which runs right into Doheny drive (closeby ).
    marilyn lived 1424 N. Crescent Heights &882 N. Doheny Dr&12305 Fifth Helena Drive ?
    Roselli give blond one of his cars &Roselli visit blond Carmen &Roselli tell jeanne leave62?
    Roselli &mort friend nov18(63)goes Scottsdale &Carmen wed Campo had children?
    Roselli calls Carmen come vegas (70s)tells her he whack Giancana& treats her good lol.
    Roselli tells Carmen ur safe from Giancana &you can go back to Hollywood lol.
    Carmen goes orange co lives exner & joey Bishop newport beach lol.
    Carmen talk Anthony Summers she partied with kennedys & Maggio all marilyns men lol.