Police To Re-open Brian Jones Case

brianjones From Straight:

Citing a wealth of new evidence, police in Sussex, England, have announced that they intend to review the death of founding Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones.

On the night of July 2, 1969 (less than a month after the Stones had officially given him the boot), 27-year-old Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm in East Sussex.

According to the coroner, the musician drowned while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, but rumours of a more sinister cause of death have circulated for decades.

In a statement issued on August 31, Sussex police say they have received more than 600 documents related to Jones's death from investigative journalist Scott Jones. The statement indicated that the papers "will be examined by the force, but it's too early to comment at this time as to what the outcome might be."

Wowzers. That's crazy. 40 years on, and it's OK to reopen that can of worms - that same can of worms that began my journey down the rabbit hole. So we can expect justice for Michael Hutchence in, what, 2037? I can't wait!