Published Jul 04, 2019Late Rolling Stones hero Brian Jones died 50 years ago, but with yesterday (July 3) marking the 50th anniversary of the rock legend's death, his daughter is claiming Jones was murdered.
Barbara Marion, the youngest daughter of Jones, spoke to Sky News to mark the 50th anniversary since the Rolling Stones member died on July 3, 1969, at the age of 27.
Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm in Hartfield, East Sussex. The official coroner's report stated "death by misadventure," noting his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by drug and alcohol abuse
According to Marion, however, her father's death is "a bit of a mystery."
"I think he was murdered and I think the police did not investigate it the way they should have," Marion told Sky News. "I would love to have them reopen [the case] and to get some answers."
Of course, Stones fans have held murder theories surrounding the death of Jones for decades. Marion stated, though, that her views came from her "own research" and her "own feelings."
Officials have examined Jones' case a few times over the years, but found no new evidence to indicate the musician was murdered. Earlier this year, in fact, Sussex police issued a statement that read as follows:
The death of Brian Jones was investigated in 1969 and was also the subject of two reviews by Sussex Police, in 1984 and 1994.
From time to time over the past 49 years Sussex Police have also received messages or reports from journalists and other individuals about the death. Each is considered on its individual merits and reviewed wherever appropriate.
No such report has been received since 2010 and no new evidence has emerged to suggest that the coroner's original verdict of 'death by misadventure' was incorrect. The case has not been reopened and there are no plans for that to happen.
In addition to the murder theory, Marion said she believes her father has not received enough credit over the years.
"He formed the Rolling Stones," she said. "He chose every member, he got them their gigs. If it weren't for my father, Mick Jagger would be an accountant somewhere."
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