WASHINGTON, D.C. COURT FILING CLAIMS POSSIBLE CIA INVOLVEMENT IN THE 1964 DEATH OF MARY PINCHOT MEYER, SEEKING A NEW INVESTIGATION
For Immediate Release:
September 2, 2013
Press Contact: Rev. Frank Morales
On August 30 this past week in a Washington D.C. Superior Court, Attorney William F. Pepper, on behalf of author Dr. Peter Janney, submitted a wrongful death suit in a case involving the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer in 1964. The Complaint alleges that Mary Meyer (b.1920), a D.C. socialite, painter, and former wife of Central Intelligence Agency official Cord Meyer and intimate friend and lover of President John F. Kennedy, was murdered, two days before her 44th birthday, as she took her usual lunch-time stroll along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal towpath adjacent to her Georgetown
neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
Mary Pinchot Meyer has been noted as a strong and intimate influence in the life of President Kennedy during the last three years of his life. She was instrumental in assisting a transformation of his views away from the Cold War toward global peace initiatives. Her murder took place on October 12, 1964, less than a year following President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, and just three weeks following the publication of the Warren Commission report, which she believed was a blatant cover- up of the conspiracy to assassinate the president in November 1963.
The complaint, “Dr Peter Janney vs. William Lockwood Mitchell (aka Bill Mitchell)” alleges that the conspiracy to murder Mary Meyer was devised to prevent her from publicly disclosing certain details she had uncovered involving President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. The suit claims that “Lt. William L. Mitchell,” an Army lieutenant working at the Pentagon in the fall of 1964, and who was allegedly an undercover CIA operative, helped to facilitate the Meyer murder. Dr. Janney, author of Mary’s Mosaic, a detailed 35 year long investigation into the circumstances surrounding her life and death, was a childhood friend of the Meyer family. It has only been within the last year, after he finally located and confronted Defendant Mitchell in August 2012, that he now believes he has finally amassed enough evidence to formally seek justice in the D.C. Superior Court.
In addition, the book makes the claim that the author’s own father, also a career, high-level CIA officer, was himself part of the conspiracy to terminate the life of Mary Meyer. Janney’s close relationship to Mary Meyer and her family has led him to pursue justice in her case and to further uncover the truth of the assassination of President Kennedy – a man who many now believe had turned away from the Cold War after the Cuban Missile Crisis in the fall of 1962, toward the pursuit of nuclear disarmament and world peace.