MURDERED PRESIDENTIAL MISTRESS:
When the term "murdered presidential mistress" is mentioned, people immediately think of actress Marilyn Monroe. Few people know about another woman (Mary Pinchot Meyer). She could easily fall into the same category. Mary Pinchot Meyer was an prominent blue-blood married to a CIA official.
Meyer was also the alleged mistress of US President, John F. Kennedy. White House logs reveal that Meyer was a frequent visitor, starting in 1962. She allegedly consoled JFK the night Marilyn Monroe was found dead. No one knew she was keeping a diary which detailed her affair and other sensitive information.
After JFK was assassinated and Meyer was divorced. She began complaining to friends that someone was entering her house when she was gone.
On Oct. 12, 1964, Meyer decided to go for a walk in Georgetown, on a secluded path. This is where she encountered her killer. Although she put up a good fight, she was shot twice, execution style. She died at the scene.
The police arrested Ray Crump, an African-American man who was slight in built (5'6). Crump was known as a heavy drinker but many people considered him a "fall guy." Due to great legal representation and a lack of evidence, he was acquitted of all charges and Meyer's killer has never been found.
Author Leo Damore had began work on a book, tentatively titled, "The Mary Meyer Murder." He would later be found dead of a gunshot wound and the book would never be published.
Mary Meyer's diary would never be recovered, it disappeared shortly after her death.