Published Aug 31, 2009Former Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones died under mysterious circumstances in 1969. He was found at the bottom of his swimming pool in East Sussex, England, and though it was ruled that he had died by misadventure due to the high levels of drugs and alcohol in his system, many speculated he was murdered.
Jones's then girlfriend, Anna Wohlin, insisted he had been murdered by a builder named Frank Thorogood. This fact was supported by the rumours that Thorogood had confessed the murder on his deathbed, though no official records confirm the confession.
Regardless, BBC News is reporting that the Sussex police will be revisiting Jones's death thanks to some new information. While little has been publicly released about some newfound documents, the police have said they'll weigh the information carefully.
"These papers will be examined by Sussex Police, but it is too early to comment at this time as to what the outcome will be," said a police spokesperson.
While it's too late for this to bring Thorogood to justice, if he is indeed the killer, it could potentially bring closure to one of rock'n'roll's greatest unsolved mysteries.