FBI Files Go Missing?

Almost 50 years ago, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her L.A. home. But the mystery surrounding her death is very much alive, thanks to a recent Associated Press investigation to coincide with the anniversary of her death.

Marilyn Monroe murder

On the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death, the Associated Press is reporting that its timely investigation hit some suspicious roadblocks.

For starters, the AP reports the FBI and the National Archives don't even have the files associated with the investigation of Monroe in the final months before she died.

The news agency has been trying to get the files for the past nine months, after numerous FOIA requests and an appeal.

Infamous FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover targeted Monroe and many other celebs for such investigations, over fears that they were Commies.

The actress's file starts in 1955 and continues until a few months before her death, according to the AP.

Of course, theories that Monroe's death wasn't by her own hand are nearly as old as the legend's untimely death on August 5, 1962.

Some of the sexiest conspiracy theories involve President John F. Kennedy and his brother, then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

It's been suggested that one (or both) of these high-profile brothers was having an affair with the blonde bombshell, and plotted to silence her for good.

As outlandish as that may sound, enough questions loomed that a second investigation was undertaken by the L.A. District Attorney's Office two decades after her death.

The DA's office noted the files compiled by the FBI were "heavily censored."

Even the man who performed Monroe's autopsy, Dr. Thomas Noguchi, was prompted to say that no one will ever likely know the details.

"On the basis of my own involvement in the case, beginning with the autopsy, I would call Monroe's suicide 'very probable,'" Noguchi wrote in his Coroner memoir. "But I also believe that until the complete FBI files are made public and the notes and interviews of the suicide panel released, controversy will continue to swirl around her death."

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Comments on "New Marilyn Monroe mystery 50 years after death"

Mary December 29, 2013 | 2:43 PM

I agree....I think Marilyn's death should be re-opened and the TRUTH be told. After all......almost everyone is gone now....but us who loved her would like her memory to rest in peace ....but not with lies. She did not die by taking pills herself...she had help for sure......let's find out why and who did it. What's the matter FBI...too afraid of what you will FIND?????? uhmmmm

Eugene T Robinson October 03, 2013 | 10:44 AM

we all loved marilyn monroe and we just want to know the truth about her most every one connect to her is no longer around or past on

jacqueline March 19, 2013 | 8:17 AM

maybe she was murdered because she had the attorney generals baby and was going to tell.

desiree January 11, 2013 | 7:15 AM

i believe yall should re-open her case i do believe she was murdered

Fionna August 04, 2012 | 10:39 AM

Someone please re-open the case of Marilyn Monroe. Its apparent the woman was murdered. It's been 50 years how rude that no one has put this to rest!! Why the hell should anyone get away with murder?? Icon, star, celebrity whatever or in whatever way you want to refer to Marilyn, she was still a person and If what i've read about the possible way in which this woman was executed is true the authorties back in 1962 should be ashamed for being so pathetic to be to scared to investigate a clear case of murder. I want this re-opened and solved, for suicide to be removed from her death certificate, at the least, if murder can not be proven after so many years to have cause of death changed to unknown. I never knew Marilyn, i wasn't even born. But as a fan, i can say, from watching her in interviews & everything else, suicide just wasn't this woman's style!

nancy bradley August 02, 2012 | 2:40 PM

I cannot see why a new inquiry cannot be instigated and have them re-open the vault and re-examine her body. Who could it hurt now for the rest of the world to know the truth?!

Emma August 02, 2012 | 10:52 AM

Even 50 years later, Marilyn Monroe is still a huge controversy and a huge topic of interest. She really was one of a kind and will be an infamous character for years to come.

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