The Crime Scene
August 5th 1962, at 3:50am Marilyn Monroe was pronounced dead. Dead by overdose of barbituates, however, doctors disagree if it was suicide or an accident. The offical report states that she swallowed 50 Nembutal and chloral hydrate pills in one GULP. This is highly important and we will get here later.
Or at least thats what the offical report states. Lets continue on in the examination of the crime scene.
Lets view the crime scene timeline before advancing:
Timeline according to the above and accepted cause of death
7:30pm. Peter Lawford telephones Monroe. Lawford claims she sounded depressed, her speech was slurred and became less and less audible so he had to yell in order to wake her. Monroe's last words to him were "Say Good-bye to the President and say good-bye to yourself, because you're a really nice guy". Some of these elaborate theories arrive from:
8-9pm. Henry Rosefeld telephones Monroe and states she sounded normal.
Around 9pm Monroe telephones hairdresser Sidney Guilaroff to arrange an appointment.
9:30-10pm. Former boyfriend Jose Bolanos telephones and states Monroe sounded normal.
Sometime after 10pm Monroe telephones Jeanne Carmen to invite her over for a talk but due to the late hour Carmen declines.
10pm. Housekeeper Eunice Murray walks past Monroe's door and states she saw a light on under the door but decided not to disturb her.
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.
The carpet in Monroe’s room was a thick pile which made it difficult but not impossible for Murray to have seen light under the door and the French windows had blackout blinds which also made it difficult to see inside the room.
Police are called and arrive shortly after 4:30am. The two doctors and Murray are questioned and indicate a time of death of around 12:30am.
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 noted that the bedside table has several pill bottles but the room contained no means to wash pills down as there was no glass and the water was turned off. Monroe is known to gag on pills even when drinking to wash them down. Later a glass was found lying on the floor by the bed but police claim it was not there when the room was searched.
5:40am. The undertaker, Guy Hockett, arrives and notes that the state of rigor mortis indicates a time of death between 9:30 and 11:30pm. The time is later altered to match the witness statements.
6am. Murray changes her story and now says she went back to bed at midnight and only called Dr Greenson when she awoke at 3am and noticed the light still on. Both doctors also changed their stories and now claim Monroe died around
3:50am. Police noted Murray appeared quite evasive and extremely vague and she would eventually change her story several times. Despite being a key witness
Murray travelled to Europe and was not questioned again.
The pathologist Dr Thomas Noguchi could find no trace of capsules, powder or the typical discolouration 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 would have been residue. 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 and the posterior aspect of the arms and legs indicated she had died lying on her back. The body was covered in bruises, all minor except for one on her hip. There was also evidence of cyanosis, 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 enema or suppository as a source. These sources were considered unlikely and had no evidence in support so Naguchi reluctantly wrote that the drugs were swallowed.
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 were kept.
Lets investigate both ideas Suicide and Accidental Death:
It would not be the first time Marilyn Attempted to kill herself.
Marilyn facing all the pressure from her past and her present state, how she has grown tired of what the world has given her swallows 50 pills in ONE GULP. She lays down and dies. Thats how it works. Thats the end of her story. But what about the evidence does it support what was claimed?
Dr. Theodore Curphey the head corner stated that Marilyn Swallowed all 50 pills at once and that led to her eventual death. However, upon closer examination we see that this is not true.
How does a woman, swallow 50 HORSE pills at once? And without the aid of water. Not to mention that:
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.
Not to mention some crazy paper work:
Why did the coroner fail to test her lower intestine for the tell-tale dye marks? If there was no liquid to swallow the pills, why didn’t the coroner’s office look at other methods of introduction, such as an injection or colonically? Why did the "official" death certificate list the cause of death as "Probable Suicide," with the former word penciled in?LINK IS THE SAME AS ABOVE.
View the autopsy report (Not the original) here: LINK
Things seem odd and very odd.... Which of course leads to a cover up, which leads to the only reason for a cover up, Murder.
Yes, murder. But by who? Before we get to speculate upon that lets anazlyze the crime scene.
1) Broken Glass on the OUTSIDE of the house. This is backed up by many eye-witnesses. Which would mean that if it were outside the house, the window was broken from the inside. However, it was stated that a barbed fire poker was used which would allow glass to fall inside and outside.
2) Miss's Murray was doing the laundry AFTER she found out that Marilyn was dead. The sheriff did not know where she was and did not find her until he was in the laundry room. He found it odd that she was doing the laundry and the "boss" was dead.
3) Hospital personal were reported to have been there much earlier than reported. Apparently, they were able to revive her, the medical personal attempt to give her adrenaline, but the medic hit a rib and she died there. This would have been around 10:30 pm. (This was reported by an ambulance medic, however, no physical evidence exists and no one knows if this is true. However, there were no needle marks on the body).
4) There is no evidence of pills in the stomach or intestines. As was reported. Because the pills are absorbed quickly.
5) When the toxicology report came back it said that she had overdosed on Barbituates (the ones stated above). However, the reports vanished.
6) She was said to have died with the phone in her hand, however in the official pictures of the crime scene before it was touched, there is no phone in her hand.
7) Her body must have been moved. Due to there being more levitite in her right cheek that means when the police arrived her head was left cheek up. (Levitie means more blood to rested there).
8) The door to Marilyns room was locked and dead bolted from the inside. The door was especially heavy and a very solid door. This means that the doctor and Miss Muray could not have broken down the door so easily as they reported.
8) This works with what Miss Murray stated that they went to the outside and broke the window to gain entry.
9) An Enema could have been used.
[edit on Jun 11th 2009 by TheMythLives]