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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

A Letter to Jim Garrison

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

Some conspiracy theorists claim that Jim Garrison never brought up Clay Shaw's sexuality. Well, here's an interesting letter sent to Garrison with a lead.

You can see Garrison's notation on the first page:

NOTE: This was an anonymous call-in for the police recording phone. However, the details are quite specific. Subjects mentioned may have info re SHAW or FERRIE -- or re their relationship. Should be checked out.

On the top of the page he writes "CONFIRMED LEAD - for follow-up."

You can also see a notation, "8/1/77." Did Garrison review this in 1977 and was he perhaps thinking of sending this to the HSCA? It's hard to tell.

I have no idea what happened with this lead. I hope that Mr. Solieau did not lose his job.

How many other leads like this reached Garrison's office? How many gay people were targeted throughout the investigation?

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