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New Marilyn Monroe mystery 50 years after death

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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