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Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones’ Death Investigation Takes A New Turn As Newly-Seen Eye Witness Testifies Before Police

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Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones’ Demise Investigation Takes A New Flip As Newly-Seen Eye Witness Testifies Earlier than Police – Deets Inside (Image Credit score: Bang Showbiz)

A previously-unseen witness assertion has forged doubt on the investigation into Brian Jones’ demise.

The Rolling Stones musician was discovered useless in his swimming pool in 1969 aged 27, with a coroner recording a demise by misadventure, saying he had drowned whereas “under the influence of alcohol and drugs”, however the household of cab driver Joan Fitzsimons – who had been on the guitarist’s home on the evening he handed away – advised cops they had been satisfied she had been attacked days later due to her perception then-boyfriend Frank Thorogood, a bodyguard to the star, had been concerned within the tragedy.

Three weeks after Brian died, Joan was discovered unconscious at the back of her automotive, blinded in each eyes, with a fractured cranium and three entrance enamel lacking, and her brother John Russell advised police investigating the assault that she was “frightened” of Frank and believed there was extra to Brian’s demise than the official verdict.

The assertion – which was positioned contained in the Nationwide Archives with an order it stay closed till 2014 – has been launched beneath a Freedom of Data request and in it, John recounted a dialog he had had along with his sister simply days earlier than she was attacked.

In keeping with the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, he mentioned: “She mentioned that she was scared of Frank and she or he began speaking concerning the demise of Brian Jones.

“She had been over at his home that evening simply earlier than he died and she or he thought that he [Jones] was fairly capable of take care of himself.

“She said that things hadn’t finished there yet and if it got out that she thought this, then she would be the next one.”

John mentioned Joan deliberate to go to the press about Brian’s demise.

He added: “We then went on and talked about it and I told her to be careful.”

The siblings’ mom, Irene Russell, advised cops Frank had turned up on the household dwelling days earlier than the assault demanding to know the place her daughter was.

She mentioned: “Frank said to me that Joan knows a lot about the Rolling Stones that shouldn’t get out. Joan, as it appeared to me, was frightened of Frank.”

Whereas newspaper studies on the time linked the assault to Brian’s demise, Sussex Police insisted there was “no truth” within the claims, however based on proof launched within the Freedom of Data request, cops actively labored to “eliminate” the strains of enquiry.

A letter from the Sussex chief constable’s workplace in 1969 concerning Joan mentioned: “She is to be asked as to her reason for allegedly being afraid of Mr Francis Thorogood as referred to in a statement of her brother Mr John Russell and what knowledge she has relating to the death of Brian Jones which causes her to be frightened.”

And in 1994, Albert Evans – the junior policeman who was first on the scene – described the investigation into the rocker’s demise as “most unsatisfactory” and was satisfied Frank was concerned by some means.

He wrote to the Chief Constable: “I personally was not convinced that we were given the correct story by Thorogood and his associates.”

Whereas he believed the minder was concerned, he claimed when two senior officers arrived hours later, the variety of witnesses was lowered from greater than 20 to simply Frank, Brian’s girlriend Anna Wohlin, and a nurse named Janet Lawson, however the probe was centered on medicine and alcohol.

Years later, each ladies mentioned they hadn’t written their very own witness statements.

Janet advised the Every day Mail newspaper in 2008: “The policeman instructed most of what I mentioned. It was a load of garbage…

“I went into the house to look for Brian’s inhaler. Frank jumped back in the pool, did something to Brian and by the time I came back, Brian was lying peacefully on the bottom of the pool with not a ripple in the water.”

Frank was eradicated as a suspect within the assault on Joan after his spouse mentioned he had been in London on the time, and he was by no means charged with any offences. He died in 1993.

Sussex Police insisted they haven’t any plans to reopen the investigation into Brian’s demise.

A spokesperson mentioned: “The demise of Brian Jones was investigated in 1969 and was additionally the topic of two opinions initiated by Sussex Police, in 1984 and 1994.

“No new evidence has emerged to suggest that the coroner’s original verdict of ‘death by misadventure’ was incorrect. The case has not been re-opened and there are no plans for that to happen.”

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