The famous Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bed but was it suicide? It was a murder that was unsolved at the time of the death and spread through the news to become one of the most talked about murder mysteries. Was it really a mystery? Through an enormous amount of research and the analysis and synthesis of the victim, crime scene, suspicious behavior, and evidence, it is clear that the murderer has been identified.
Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bedroom from a possible overdose on August 5, 1962. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926. When she was younger; her mom was emotionally unstable and was frequently confined to an asylum, so Marilyn was reared by a succession of foster parents and in an orphanage (“Monroe Found Dead”). At the age of seven, Monroe, who was living in a foster home, was sexually assaulted and reported she was raped at the age of eleven. The only way she could move out of the foster home was to get married, so at the age of sixteen she married her boyfriend, Jimmy Dougherty, on June 19, 1942 (“Marilyn Monroe”). Monroe divorced after being married for only four years. Furthermore, Monroe ended up marrying two other men, including baseball star, Joe DiMaggio, and playwright, Arthur Miller. She ended up with a successful life, even though she grew up in a foster home and did not have a healthy, loving relationship with her mom.
Monroe became famous in the 1950’s because of her acting and modeling. In the mid 1950’s, Monroe starred as a younger married women who was out to kill her husband in Niagara. The film was a hit so she then continued her success in a string of light comedic fare, such as How to Marry a Millionaire, There’s...
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