Mary Kennedy's Family Orders Death Probe
Relatives want to know 'activities' of RFK, Jr.
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2012 12:30 PM CST
In this 2005 photo provided by Peter Michaelis, Mary Richardson Kennedy poses for a photo outside her Bedford, NY, home.   (AP Photo/Peter T. Michaelis, file)

(Newser) – The family of Mary Richardson Kennedy doesn't seem convinced she killed herself last May. The family has hired a top investigation firm in Washington to probe her hanging death and focus on "unanswered questions"—including the whereabouts of her estranged husband, Robert Kennedy Jr., at the time, the New York Post reports. "It was definitely my impression that they were pursuing a wrongful-death action," a friend of Mary's told investigators. "They had the same concerns I had about the crime scene."

Among those concerns: Was Mary capable of tying the nautical knot used in her noose? Did she have something to stand on when hanging herself? Was there a receipt for the rope she used? One Richardson family member also asked investigators for "Bobby's activities and whereabouts" on the days before her death. The firm, Investigative Group International, didn't respond to the Post's calls and emails—but we have reported that Mary battled drugs and alcohol, was on anti-depressants when she died, begged RFK Jr. for help, and was violent in their marriage.

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Nov 25, 2012 4:37 PM CST
This sounds like a money grab to me; the Kennedys have deep pockets. The woman already had serious emotional issues including depression. But in their eyes none of those could POSSIBLY cause her to kill herself. Oh no, it HAD to be caused somehow by RFKjr. If they were any sort of family they would have helped her themselves. But whatever they might have done obviously wasn't enough. But the magic word 'KENNEDY=MONEY and they're all of a sudden 'concerned' enough about the situation to hire an investigator to prep a 'wrongful death' lawsuit (=BIG BUCKS for US). What scum.Kinda like the relatives you haven't heard from in years who suddenly appear on your doorstep when they hear you won the lottery or just put in a pool or something.
Nov 25, 2012 3:37 PM CST
RFK Jr. was probably as far away from that kook as possible.
Nov 25, 2012 1:52 PM CST
Certain things should already have been available. The type of noose knot. Was there a place to stand before hanging.