Brian Jones’s Death: Was It Murder After All?
Police are ready to review the death of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, after being presented with new evidence that suggests he was murdered.
Jones was found dead in 1969 in the swimming pool at his home in East Sussex. At the time the verdict was ‘death by misadventure’, due to an overdose of drugs and alcohol.
But now, investigative journalist Scott Jones (no relation) has handed over more than 600 pages, in which he presents fresh evidence.
This includes the results of talking to Janet Lawson, the woman who discovered Jones’s body. Lawson, who died last year, indicates that builder Frank Thorogood (who passed away in 1993) may well have been responsible for the guitarist’s death.
It isn’t the first time that Thorogood has been named as the cuplrit. In his 1994 book Who Killed Christopher Robin?, author Terry Rawlings claims Thorogood confessed on his death bed that he “did Brian… I just finally snapped”.
A spokesperson for Sussex police has said: “These papers will be examined by Sussex Police, but it is too early to comment at this time as to what the outcome will be.”