On the 5th of August, 1962, Marilyn Monroe died in her elaborate Brentwood, Los Angeles, home.
The main housekeeper to the property, Eunice Murray, found her dead body and proceeded to call her personal psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson, before alerting authorities.
She died at the relatively young age of 36.
After her autopsy the corner informed the public that she had died through an overdose of the nervous system depressants called barbiturates.
Some people believe there was a lot more to her death than meets the eye…
Was It Suicide?
Rumor has it that in the weeks leading up to her death she was incredibly distressed and erratic.
Even the corner’s report covered the fact that she had been a bit unstable and had even considered suicide in the months leading up to her demise.
Was It An Accident?
Many years after her death reports started to surface regarding the frequency of Monroe’s overdose ‘slip ups’.
One London based British newspaper (The Metro) recently published an article claiming the actress had overdosed several times before her death.
Was It Murder?
An overwhelming amount of conspiracy theorists believe the Kennedys murdered Monroe, or that the Kennedys at least had a hand in her death.
Both President John F. Kennedy and then his brother Robert F. Kennedy are thought to have had secret affairs with the sex symbol.
It is widely believed that the two Kennedy brothers disclosed important political secrets to Monroe during their relationships.
An investigative reporter named Jay Margolis and New York Times best-selling author Richard Buskin wrote a book on the subject named The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed.
In the book they point to Robert F. Kennedy and his brother-in-law and actor Peter Lawford being behind the murder arrangement.
This plan was (apparently) carried out through lethal injection via enema.
We now know that no traces of the barbiturates were found inside her stomach at the autopsy. We also know that no sign of a drink was found in her bedroom that night…
How did she wash the pills down?
There also wasn’t any vomit, which is usually what happens when a person overdoses.
What do you think – was Marilyn Monroe killed or was this nothing but a cry for help taken a little too far?
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