Ex-prosecutor claims Monroe wasn't suicidal


LOS ANGELES - On the anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, a former prosecutor has unveiled what he says are notes of her secret confessions to a psychiatrist that show her as anything but suicidal.

“There was no possible way this woman could have killed herself,” John Miner told the Los Angeles Times for a story published Friday. “She had very specific plans for her future. She knew exactly what she wanted to do.”

Miner, 86, said he would like to see another autopsy performed on Monroe and believes the large dose of barbiturates found in her body may have been administered by someone else.


Conspiracy theories about Monroe’s Aug. 5, 1962, death have become part of her legend. Many continue to doubt the official conclusion of “probable suicide” reached after the 36-year-old actress was found naked and face down on a bed in her Brentwood home.


The notes, which Miner called “extensive” and “nearly verbatim,” also show Monroe obsessing about the Oscars, alleging she had a one-night stand with Joan Crawford and speaking candidly about the failures of her marriages to baseball star Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller.

There has been no independent confirmation of the tapes, which Miner said he believes may have been made close to the time of Monroe’s death. Miner said the psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, played the tapes for him in 1962 on condition that he never reveal their contents, and that Greenson may have destroyed them before his 1979 death.