Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 22, 2016
Document Release Date: 
July 16, 2010
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
December 29, 1982
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP90-00552R000404360001-5.pdf50.75 KB
Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/16: CIA-RDP90-00552R000404360001-5 ARTICT tS~1 PAGE NEW YORK TIMES 29 DECEMBER 1982 Los Angeles Inquiry On Marilyn Monroe Rules Out a Murder The flurry of speculation that she was murdered eoncided with the 20th anni- versary of the death. A private investi- V or, Milo Speriglio, and Robert Slaty- who says be secretly married the ac- tress on Oct. 4, 1951, in Tijuana, Mexico, said that miss Monroe was killed ? shortly after the end of a romance with .Robert F. Kennedy, then the Attorney General. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (AP) - Marilyn Monroe either killed herself or accidentally took an overdose of barbit- urates, the District Attorney said today after a review of the actress's death in 1962. The review was ordered after a Los Angeles private detective argued she was murdered by "a dissident faction" of the Central Intelligence Agency-or similar group. "Based on the evidence available to us," District Attorney John Van de Kamp said, "it appears that her death could have been a suicide or a result of an accidentaldrug overdose. "It is possible that while her ingestion of a lethal quantity of barbiturates was voluntary, she may have been in such a state of emotional confusion that she. lacked a clearly formed purpose." He Plans No Further Inquiry Mr. Van de Kamp said no further criminal investigation into Miss Mon- roe's death was planned. The District Attorney's office decided on the review because there was no dis- trict attorney's investigation at the time, and because of recent reports con- tending Miss Monroe was murdered, supposedly because she knew of a plot against Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader. The report said that a murder "would have required a massive, in-place con-_ spiracy covering all the principals at the death scene, including "the actual killer or killers; the chief ipedical ex- aminer-coroner; the autops}'surgeon to. whom the case was fortuitously as- signed; and most all of the police offi cers assigned to the case as well as their "Our inquiries and document exami- nation uncovered no credible evidence supporting a murder theory," the re- portsaid. Miss Monroe's body was found sprawled an the bed of her home in Brentwood on Aug. 5, IM. The county coroner ruled her death a suicide by Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/16: CIA-RDP90-00552R000404360001-5