One of the prevailing theories surrounding Marilyn’s death involves the alleged involvement of the Kennedys, CIA, Mafia and even her housekeeper. However, a thorough examination of the available evidence debunks this notion. The evidence overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that there was no one else present in Marilyn Monroe’s home at the time of her death, aside from her housekeeper, Eunice Murray.
Investigators interviewed Marilyn’s housekeeper, Eunice Murray, who was the only person with her at the time. They also spoke to Peter Lawford, one of the last people to speak to Marilyn before she died. Murray’s account, supported by physical evidence and other witnesses, indicated that Marilyn was alone and locked in her bedroom throughout the evening. Although specific details changed over time, nothing specifically indicated homicide took place. Some have claimed Marilyn did not have a lock on her bedroom door, however, photos from the scene show this is not the case.
John F. Kennedy (JFK)
On that specific evening, John F. Kennedy, the President of the United States at the time, was not in California where Marilyn resided. Historical records as well as photographic images show that JFK was in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, at the Kennedy family compound. The President’s activities for that day and evening were well-documented, including meetings, official engagements, and social gatherings. The 3000-mile distance between Massachusetts and California makes it highly improbable for JFK to have physically played a role in Marilyn’s death.
Robert F. Kennedy (RFK)
Robert F. Kennedy, the Attorney General of the United States and brother of JFK, also had a clear alibi for the night of Marilyn Monroe’s death. RFK was confirmed to be in San Francisco, California, on the day leading up to and on the night of 4th August 1962. Official records and contemporaneous news reports detail his attendance at a series of public events and meetings in San Francisco, miles away from Marilyn’s residence in Brentwood.
Kennedys – Lack of Motive
While it is known that Marilyn had personal relationships with JFK and RFK, including alleged romantic involvement (discussed in previous blog posts on ourmarilynmonroe.com), there is no substantial evidence linking these relationships to a motive for murder. Personal relationships, particularly in the context of extramarital affairs, do not inherently provide sufficient grounds for the Kennedys to resort to murder, especially as the older Kennedy brother had previously had affairs with no direct consequence to the women involved.
CIA and Mafia
One of the fundamental aspects of any conspiracy theory is establishing a motive. In the case of the CIA or the Mafia’s alleged involvement in Marilyn Monroe’s death, a clear and credible motive is lacking. Marilyn, while having associations with influential individuals, was not involved in political matters or organised crime. Without a discernible motive, it becomes increasingly improbable that the CIA or Mafia would have targeted her for assassination.
Absence of Enema-Related Evidence
Another theory suggesting Marilyn Monroe was murdered by enema by her housekeeper and Dr Greenson can also be debunked. The official autopsy report makes no mention of any enema-related injuries or trauma. In fact, due to there still being faecal matter present, this would eliminate the theory entirely.
No Needle Marks
One of the key indicators of death by injection is the presence of needle marks at the site of injection. However, no credible evidence or documentation exists to support the notion that Marilyn had needle marks on her body. The detailed examination conducted during the autopsy would have revealed any such marks, yet none were reported. This absence of needle marks significantly weakens the theory of Marilyn’s death by injection.
If there was swelling, which some claim displays she was murdered, it is implausible that an incision would be made to alleviate swelling, as there should be no reason for swelling in that area. Swelling isn’t typically resolved through incisions, as it doesn’t involve fluid that can be drained. The swelling in question is likely intracellular, which wouldn’t be alleviated by making an incision. Therefore, we should trust the medical examiner’s opinion over the attendant who made that claim, as it is unlikely that swelling in the neck area can be effectively addressed in this manner.