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Photo Negatives of Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassination Disappear

New Twist in Kennedy Mystery : Photo Negatives of Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassination Disappear

The negatives of some photographs taken in the moments surrounding the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy are missing.

That is not a matter of debate.

But almost everything else about the pictures is.

Did they show the crucial seconds when bullets felled the presidential candidate in a pantry at the Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, as claimed by the photographer, Jamie Scott Enyart? Or did they show nothing of the assassination, as alleged by the city attorney’s office?

Could they have been destroyed, along with other evidence, after the official assassination investigation, as suggested by Enyart? Or were they simply misplaced, only to turn up in state archives more than 25 years later, as claimed by city and state officials?

And was a manila envelope containing the recently rediscovered negatives stolen from a courier’s car in Inglewood last Friday, as claimed by the courier? Even attorneys for the city, who may soon have to mount a defense in Enyart’s $2-million lawsuit over the missing negatives, admit that the circumstances surrounding the alleged theft are “highly unusual.”

Enyart’s attorney, Alvin Greenwald, hinted darkly at a conspiracy–a suggestion, never substantiated, that has haunted every investigation of the New York senator’s death

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