Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, August 31, 2009 8:48 pm

Guess the coroner couldn’t get no satisfaction

Filed under: Weird — Lex @ 8:48 pm

Police are re-opening an investigation into the death 40 years ago of erstwhile Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones.

The original verdict was  “death by misadventure,” i.e., an accident. Supposedly a journalist has dug up (so to speak) undisclosed new information compelling enough to lead the cops to look back into it.

But there have been questions about the circumstances of his death from the beginning. He was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool the night of July 2-3, 1969. His then-girlfriend claimed a builder named Frank Thorogood, who had been working on the house and reportedly was the last person to have seen Jones alive, killed him. (Thorogood has since died.)

Perhaps the new information further implicates Thorogood; perhaps it clears him and/or implicates somebody else.

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