The Death Of John Kennedy


Convenient Deaths

1963 - 1976

In the three year period following the assassination many witnesses died - mostly of unnatural causes. Many rumors crawling around about the high death rate during these years. They are supported by the mostly suspicious circumstances the victims died under. For a unknown shooter or even shooters, all these deaths have on thing in common: they are very convenient to those assassins since these witnesses took their knowledge with them into the grave. But see yourself and decide whether these deaths are purely coincidently:
DateNameConnection with caseCause of death
11/63Karyn KupicinetTv host's daughter who was overheard telling of JFK's death prior to 11/22/63Murdered
12/63Jack ZangrettiExpressed foreknowledge of Ruby shooting OswaldGunshot Victim
2/64Eddy BenavidesLookalike brother to Tippit shooting witness, Domingo BenavidesGunshot to head
2/64Betty MacDonald*Former Ruby employee who alibied Warren Reynolds shooting suspect.Suicide by hanging in Dallas Jail
3/64Bill ChesherThought to have information linking Oswald and RubyHeart attack
3/64Hank Killam*Husband of Ruby employee, knew Oswald acquaintanceThroat cut
4/64Bill Hunter*Reporter who was in Ruby's apartment on 11/24/63Accidental shooting by policeman
5/64Gary Underhill*CIA agent who claimed Agency was involvedGunshot in head ruled suicide
5/64Hugh Ward*Private investigator working with Guy Banister and David FerriePlane crash in Mexico
5/64DeLesseps Morrison*New Orleans MayorPassenger in Ward's plane
8/64Teresa Norton*Ruby employeeFatally shot
6/64Guy Banister*x-FBI agent in New Orleans connected to Ferrie, CIA, Carlos Marcello & OswaldHeart attack
9/64Jim Koethe*Reporter who was in Ruby's apartment on 11/24/63Blow to neck
9/64C.D. Jackson"Life" magazine senior Vice-president who bought Zapruder film and locked it awayUnknown
10/64Mary PinchotJFK "special" friend whose diary was taken by CIA chief James Angleton after her deathMurdered
1/65Paul Mandal"Life" writer who told of JFK turning to rear when shot in throatCancer
3/65Tom Howard*Ruby's first lawyer, was in Ruby's apartment on 11/24/63Heart attack
5/65Maurice Gatlin*Pilot for Guy BanisterFatal fall
8/65Mona B. Saenz*Texas Employment clerk who interviewed OswaldHit by Dallas bus
?/65David GoldsteinDallasite who helped FBI trace Oswald's pistolNatural causes
9/65Rose Cheramie*Knew of assassination in advance, told of riding to Dallas with CubansHit/run victim
11/65Dorothy Kilgallen*Columnist who had private interview with Ruby, pledged to "break" JFK case Drug overdose
11/65Mrs. Earl Smith*Close friend to Dorothy Kilgallen, died two daysafter columnist, may have kept Kilgallen's notesCause unknown
12/65William Whaley*Cab driver who reportedly drove Oswald to Oak Cliff (The only Dallas taxi driver to die on duty)Motor collision
1966Judge Joe BrownPresided over Ruby's trialHeart attack
1966Karen "Little Lynn" Carlin*Ruby employee who last talked with Ruby before Oswald shootingGunshot victim
1/66Earlene RobertsOswald's landladyHeart attack
2/66Albert Bogard*Car salesman who said Oswald test drove new carSuicide
6/66Capt. Frank MartinDallas policeman who witnessed Oswald slaying, told Warren Commission "there's a lot to be said but probably be better if I don't say it"Sudden cancer
8/66Lee Bowers Jr.*Witnessed men behind picket fence on Grassy KnollMotor accident
9/66Marilyn "Delila Walle*Ruby dancerShot by husband after 1 month of marriage
10/66Lt. William Pitzer*JFK autopsy photographer who described his duty as "horrifying experience"Gunshot ruled suicide
11/66Jimmy LevensFort Worth nightclub owner who hired Ruby employeesNatural causes
11/66James Worrell Jr.*Saw man flee rear of Texas School Book DepositoryMotor accident
1966Clarence OliverDist. Atty. Investigator who worked Ruby caseUnknown
12/66Hank SuydamLife magazine official in charge of JFK storiesHeart attack
1967Leonard PullinCivilian Navy employee who helped film "Last Two Days" about assassinationOne-car crash
1/67Jack Ruby*Oswald's slayerLung cancer (he told family he was injected with cancer cells)
2/67Harold Russell*Saw escape of Tippit killerkilled by cop in bar brawl
2/67David Ferrie*Acquaintance of Oswald, Garrison suspect and employee of Guy BanisterBlow to neck (ruled accidental)
2/67Eladio Del Valle*Anti-Castro Cuban associate of David Ferrie being sought by GarrisonGunshot wound, ax wound tohead
3/67Dr. Mary Sherman*Ferrie associate working on cancer researchDied in fire (possibly shot)
1/68A. D. BowieAsst. Dallas District Attorney prosecuting RubyCancer
4/68Hiram IngramDallas Deputy Sheriff, close friend to Roger CraigSudden cancer
5/68Dr. Nicholas ChettaNew Orleans coroner who on death of FerrieHeart attack
8/68Philip Geraci*Friend of Perry Russo, told of Oswald/Shaw conversationElectrocution
1/69Henry Delaune*Brother-in-law to coroner ChettaMurdered
1/69E.R. Walthers*Dallas Deputy Sheriff who was involved in Depository search, claimed to have found .45-cal. slugShot by felon
1969Charles MentesanaFilmed rifle other than Mannlicher-Carcano being taken from DepositoryHeart attack
4/69Mary BledsoeNeighbor to Oswald, also knew David FerrieNatural causes
4/69John Crawford*Close friend to both Ruby and Wesley Frazier, who gave ride to Oswald on 11/22/63Crash of private plane
7/69Rev. Clyde Johnson*Scheduled to testify about Clay Shaw/Oswald connectionFatally shot
1970George McGann*Underworld figure connected to Ruby friends, wife, Beverly, took film in Dealey PlazaMurdered
1/70Darrell W. GarnerArrested for shooting Warren Reynolds, released after alibi from Betty MacDonaldDrug overdose
8/70Bill DeckerDallas Sheriff who saw bullet hit street in front of JFKNatural causes
8/70Abraham ZapruderTook famous film of JFK assassinationNatural causes
12/70Salvatore Granello*Mobster linked to both Hoffa,Trafficante, and Castro assassination plots Murdered
1971James Plumeri*Mobster tied to mob-CIA assassination plotsMurdered
3/71Clayton FowlerRuby's chief defense attorneyUknown
4/71Gen. Charles Cabell*CIA deputy director connected to anti-Castro CubansCollapsed and died afterphysical at Fort Myers
1972Hale Boggs*House Majority Leader, member of Warren Commission who began to publicly express doubts about findingsDisappeared on Alaskan plane flight
5/72J. Edgar Hoover*FBI director who pushed "lone assassin" theory in JFK assassinationHeart attack (no autopsy)
9/73Thomas E. Davis*Gunrunner connected to both Ruby and CIAElectrocuted trying to steal wire
2/74J.A. Milteer*Miami right-winger who predicted JFK's death and capture of scapegoatHeater explosion
1974Dave Yaras*Close friend to both Hoffa and Jack RubyMurdered
7/74Earl WarrenChief Justice who reluctantly chaired Warren CommissionHeart failure
8/74Clay Shaw*Prime suspect in Garrison case, reportedly a CIA contact with Ferrie and E. Howard HuntPossible cancer
1974Earle CabellMayor of Dallas on 11/22/63, whose brother, Gen. Charles Cabell was fired from CIA by JFKNatural causes
6/75Sam Giancana*Chicago Mafia boss slated to tell about CIA-mob death plots to Senate CommitteeMurdered
7/75Clyde TolsonJ. Edgar Hoover's assistant and roommateNatural causes
1975Allen SweattDallas Deputy Sheriff involved in investigationNatural causes
12/75Gen. Earle WheelerContact between JFK and CIAUnknown
1976Ralph PaulRuby's business partner connected with crime figuresHeart attack
4/76James ChaneyDallas motorcycle officer riding to JFK's right rear who said JFK "struck in the face" with bulletHeart attack
4/76Dr. Charles GregoryGovernor John Connally's physicianHeart attack
6/76William Harvey*CIA coordinator for CIA-mob assassination plans against CastroComplications from heart surgery
7/76John Roselli*Mobster who testified to Senate Committee and was to appear againStabbed and stuffed in metal drum

The HSCA Investigation

Just when the House Select Committee on Assassinations was investigating the JFK assassination, more suspicious deaths were coming up:

DateNameConnection with caseCause of Death
1/77William Pawley*Former Brazilian Ambassador connected to Anti-Castro Cubans, crime figuresGunshot ruled suicide
3/77George DeMohrenschildt*Close friend to both Oswald and Bouvier family (Jackie Kennedy's parents), CIA contract agentGunshot wound ruled suicide
3/77Carlos Prio Soccaras*Former Cuban President, money man for anti-Castro CubansGunshot wound ruled suicide
3/77Paul RaigorodskyBusiness friend of George DeMohrenschildt and wealthy oilmenNatural causes
5/77Lou Staples*Dallas radio Talk Show host who told friends he would break assassination caseGunshot to head,ruled suicide
6/77Louis NicholsFormer No. 3 man in FBI, worked on JFK investigationHeart attack
8/77Alan BelmontFBI official who testified to Warren Commission"Long illness"
8/77James CadiganFBI document expert who testified to Warren CommissionFall in home
8/77Joseph C. Ayres*Chief steward on JFK's Air Force OneShooting accident
8/77Francis G. Powers*U-2 pilot downed over Russia in 1960Helicopter crash (He reportedly ran out of fuel)
9/77Kenneth O'DonnellJFK's closest aideNatural causes
10/77Donald KaylorFBI fingerprint chemistHeart attack
10/77J.M. EnglishFormer head of FBI Forensic Sciences LaboratoryHeart attack
11/77William Sullivan*Former No. 3 man in FBI, headed Division 5, counter- espionage and domestic intelligenceHunting accident
1978C.L. "Lummie" LewisDallas Deputy Sheriff who arrested Mafia man Braden in Dealey PlazaNatural causes
9/78Garland SlackMan who said Oswald fired at his target at rifle rangeUnknown
1/79Billy LoveladyDepository employee said to be the man in the doorway in AP photographComplications from heart attack
6/80Jesse CurryDallas Police Chief at time of assassinationHeart attack
6/80Dr. John HolbrookPsychiatrist who testified Ruby was not insaneHeart attack but pills, notes found,
1/81Marguerite OswaldMother of accused assassinCancer
10/81Frank WattsChief felony prosecutor for Dallas D.A.Natural causes
1/82Peter GregoryOriginal translator for Marina Oswald and Secret ServiceNatural causes
5/82Dr. James WestonPathologist allowed to see JFK autopsy material for HSCADied while jogging, ruled natural causes
8/82Will H. GriffinFBI agent who reportedly said Oswald was "definitely" an FBI informantCancer
10/82W. Marvin GheeslingFBI official who helped supervise JFK investigation"Long illness"
3/84Roy KellermanSecret Service agent in charge of JFK limousineUnknown

Following names are the recently known deaths, almost all died of natural causes:

DateNameConnection with caseCause of Death
10/92Jim GarrisonFormer District Attorney of New Orleans, only one who sued in the JFK assassination caseNatural causes
?/94Perry Russowitness who told he had seen Shaw, Oswald and Ferrie talking about the killing of JFKUnknown
01/95Rose KennedyMother of John F. Kennedynatural causes
01/95L.C. Graveswrested Ruby's revolver away from him after shooting Oswaldnatural causes
2/95Irving L. GoldbergJudge who advised L. B. Johnson on transition of powernatural causes
3/95Philip L. WillisDealey Plaza Witness, photographerLeukemia
5/95Evelyn Norton LincolnJFK's personal secretarynatural causes
5/95Phil L. BarlesonDefender of RubyHeart attack
11/95Richard Case NagellCIA agent who claimed he uncovered a "large operation" aimed at killing JFKheart disease
12/95James W. AltgensDealey Plaza Witness, press photographernatural causes
1/96Ralph W. YarboroughDealey Plaza witness, rode in motorcadenatural causes
7/96Melvin BelliLawyer of KJack RubySuffering stroke and pneumonia
8/96Charles BrehmDealey Plaza WitnessUnknown
9/96McGeorge BundyTop aide to JFK and LBJHeart attack
10/96Rufus YoungbloodAgent who shielded LBJ during the JFK murderCancer
10/96Larry Ray HarrisResearcherCar accident
10/96Lawrence BrantleySold Jack Ruby the gun used to kill OswaldComplications from surgery

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