Robert Oswald was a distant cousin of Confederate general Robert E. Lee and served in the Marines during World War I.
By Magen Knuth One of the key pieces of evidence in the Warren Commission Report was a brown paper bag supposedly found on the six floor of the Depository. It was 38 inches long and marks on the inside consistent with a rifle.
The Commission claimed that this bag was used to conceal the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle that Oswald brought with him to work on the morning of November 22, The original bag is now in the National Archives.
It was discolored when it was tested for latent prints by FBI agent Latona who applied silver nitrate. A small end section of the bag was not treated with silver nitrate and thus is the original color Yet conspiracy theorists have pointed to all sorts of "problems" with this particular piece of evidence.
They have a long list of reasons why the bag was either not in the depository or contained something else. It's not clear that they need to attack the Warren Commission version here.
A conspiracy theory could easily involve Lee Oswald being ordered to bring, or manipulated into bringing a rifle into Dallas that day. Conspiracists tend to compulsively reject any Warren Commission finding.
But does the evidence support the Warren Commission on this issue? Was the long paper bag in the depository? Minutes after John F. Kennedy was shot, an intensive search of the Texas School Book Depository was conducted.
Among the items discovered was a long paper bag believed used to carry the rifle into the Depository.
While the Dallas police photographed all the evidence found in connection with the assassination, they failed to photograph the long paper bag in place.
This mistake has led many conspiracy theorists to conclude that the bag was never in the depository. Twelve officers, all of whom had been on the sixth floor of the Depository, were questioned by the Warren Commission on whether they saw a long paper bag.
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Conspiracy authors point out that six of the officers stated they had not seen the bag. But the other six said they had. It might seem suspicious that six police officers did not see the bag, until we look at the details of their testimony. None of the six could reasonably have been expected to see it.
Montgomery leaves School Book Depository with paper bag that held Oswald's rifle.
Day, who not only saw it in the Depository but labeled it, "'Found next to the sixth floor window gun fired from. May have been used to carry gun. Detective Robert Studebaker not only saw the bag but also dusted the bag for fingerprints while the bag was still in the depository.
He also drew diagrams to show the placement of the bag 7H Montgomery saw the bag and carried it out of the building to the station. Montgomery actually found the bag and left it so Studebaker could dust it for fingerprints 7H Detective Richard Sims, who assisted Lieutenant Day in removing the hulls, was also there when the bag was discovered 7H Brewer was there for the discovery of every piece of evidence and hence saw the bag 6H Was there a conspiracy between all of these officers to fabricate a story and a bag?
If so, the officers were fast on the uptake, since the bag was photographed being brought out the front of the Depository at 2: Trask, Pictures of the Pain, p.
If it was forged, the officers forged it in about an hour, all the while not having questioned Wes Frazier and Lennie Mae Randle, and not knowing that they would so conveniently tell about the paper bag that Lee Oswald brought to the Depository that morning.
They would also have had no way to know that Marina would testify that a rifle disappeared from the garage at the Paine house. Did the bag belong to Oswald?
Latona, concluded that a fingerprint and a palmprint found on the long bag belonged to Lee Harvey Oswald. Cartons like this, where you have to use both hands to pick it up because of its weight, the probability is that you will get a palmprint as well as a fingerprint.
Would the same thing be true of a heavy rifle? And if the bag contained a heavy object inside? That is right 4H FBI special agent Paul Stombaugh tested fibers found inside the long paper bag against those of the blanket that was wrapped around the rifle when it was kept in the Paine's garage.
He concluded that the fibers he found matched the fibers on the blanket 4H He could not however state conclusively that the fibers were from the blanket.Fifty fifty years ago today, a man named Lee Harvey Oswald came to the attention of a group of senior CIA officers in Langley, Virginia.
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