The mystery continues to unfold!
Five decades after her death, we’re still trying to figure out what the heck happened to Marilyn Monroe! Well, there may be a new development.
Dr. S. David Bernstein is a Harvard-trained forensic psychologist and the head of Forensic Consultants LLC, and he thinks he’s found a clue!
A check signed by Mz Monroe the day before she died was written for $228.80 to Pilgrim’s Furniture for a chest of white drawers. Dr. Bernstein, who’s doing this work pro-bono, explained why this is interesting:
"People about to kill themselves frequently engage in self-soothing behaviors. Spending — and giving things away — make us feel good. A single item — especially something practical like a chest of drawers and of a low value like this — suggests a frame of mind of ‘I’m going to be here for awhile.’ If I were doing a psychological autopsy, this would be intriguing. This would be more consistent with someone who is not suicidal.”
This check, signed by Monroe is currently up for auction online.
[Image via WENN/Ronald Grant.]