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You can find details of these deaths (with links to individual
biographies) at: http://www.spartacus...k/JFKdeaths.htm
When the Select Committee on Intelligence Activities and Select Committee
on Assassinations began investigating Kennedy's death in the 1970s the
deaths of potential witnesses increased dramatically. This included
several criminals with possible links to the assassination of John F.
Kennedy. Those who were killed or who died in suspicious circumstances
during this period included Malcolm Wallace (1971), Lucien Sarti (1972),
Charles Willoughby (1972), Thomas Davis (1973), Richard Cain (1973), Dave
Yarras (1974), Sam Giancana (1975), Jimmy Hoffa (1975), Roland Masferrer
(1975), Johnny Roselli (1976), George De Mohrenschildt (1977), Charlie
Nicoletti (1977) and Carlos Prio (1977).
William Sullivan, the main figure in the FBI involved in the Executive
Action project, and the person in the FBI who investigated Oswald, was
shot dead near his home in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, on 9th November,
1977. Sullivan had been scheduled to testify before the House Select
Committee on Assassinations.
Sullivan was one of six top FBI officials who died in a six month period
in 1977. Others who were due to appear before the committee who died
included Louis Nicholas, special assistant to J. Edgar Hoover and his
liaison with the Warren Commission; Alan H. Belmont, special assistant to
Hoover; James Cadigan, document expert with access to documents that
related to death of John F. Kennedy; J. M. English, former head of FBI
Forensic Sciences Laboratory where Oswald's rifle and pistol were tested
and Donald Kaylor, FBI fingerprint chemist who examined prints found at
the assassination scene.
Several important figures in the Central Intelligence Agency died before
they could give evidence to the House Select Committee on Assassinations
investigations. William Harvey, head of the ZR/RIFLE project, died as a
result of complications from heart surgery in June, 1976. William Pawley,
who took part in Operation Tilt, died of gunshot wounds in January, 1977.
David Morales, who some believe organized the assassination, died aged 53,
on 8th May, 1978.
John Paisley was deputy director of the Office of Strategic Research. On
24th September, 1978, John Paisley, took a trip on his motorized sailboat
on Chesapeake Bay. Two days later his boat was found moored in Solomons,
Maryland. Paisley's body was found in Maryland's Patuxent River. The body
was fixed to diving weights. He had been shot in the head. Police
investigators described it as "an execution-type murder". However,
officially Paisley's death was recorded as a suicide.
According to the journalist, Victor Marchetti, Paisley was a close friend
of Yuri Nosenko. Marchetti also claimed that Paisley knew a great deal
about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and was murdered during the
House Select Committee on Assassinations investigation because he was
"about to blow the whistle".