The Shocking Details of Marilyn Monroe Death
The Case Was Almost Reopened in 1982
Following the many conspiracy theories published in the 1970s, Los Angeles Attorney General John Van de Kamp ordered a review (which spanned 29 pages and took three and a half months to prepare) of the actress’s death in 1982.
After a thorough investigation Van de Kamp found that there was no foul play in Monroe’s death, noting:
”Based on the evidence available to us, it appears that her death could have been a suicide or a result of an accidental drug 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.”
The attorney general added that no further inquiry was planned into Monroe’s death and that reopening the case was unnecessary.