The Frank Olson Legacy Project

Frank Olson: The Man Who Fell Thirteen Stories



Concluding paragraph of Chapter 3, from:

A Voice for the Dead: A Forensic Investigator's Pursuit of the Truth in the Grave

By James Starrs
with Katherine Ramsland.

(G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 2005.)


James E. Starrs is David B. Weaver Research Professor of Law and Professor of Forensic Sciences at The George Washington University, Washington D.C., and Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


And the documentary evidence from 1953 demonstrates a concerted pattern of concealment and deception on the part of those persons and agencies most closely associated with—and most likely to be accountable for—a homicide most foul in the death of Dr. Olson. And the steeled reluctance to be honest, forthright and candid by persons with knowledge of the occurrence on matters pivotal to the question of homicide or suicide bespeaks an involvement more sinister than mere unconcern, arrogance or even negligence. The confluence of scientific fact and investigative fact points unerringly to the death of Frank Olson as being a homicide, deft, deliberate and diabolical.


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