The Assassination Of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)

In the 1960's, my father once told me that he had heard a rumor that FDR had been assassinated.

The rumor goes like this:

FDR was shot point blank in the face with a 22 caliber pistol.

I've never heard of this anywhere else and have no further information about it.

New Information March 2002

I received an e-mail from a web visitor who prefers to be anonymous:

"I heard of this back in the '50's when anti-communist feelings ran high. The story was that FDR had two visitors, one Russian before he was found dead. The undertaker is said to have declared him shot by a 45 in the head. What made the story ominous was that he was never displayed and was buried deep in the ground with a large amount of concrete poured over him. The closed casket is the most troublesome aspect because he could be made to look good cosmetically if he died naturally. Reconstruction of a 45 wound would draw too many into the cover-up. The undertaker's name has never been made public to my knowledge. A good place to start for any investigation."

After reading this I recalled that my father also mentioned the coffin was kept closed for no apparent reason.

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