John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, shook America to its very core. And in the decades since that shocking moment in U.S. history, the impact of JFK’s death can still be felt – not least through the many conspiracy theories that have circulated about the tragedy. What many don’t know, though, was that Kennedy’s mistress, the artist Mary Pinchot Meyer, was also murdered less than a year on from the president’s passing. So, could the two events have been linked? And who exactly was responsible for Pinchot Meyer’s demise?
Well, prior to her passing, Pinchot Meyer had been a painter as well as a prominent Washington D.C. socialite. She had married CIA agent Cord Meyer in 1944, and by the 1950s the couple had begun to move in the same social circles as then-Senator Kennedy and his wife, Jackie. And while the Meyers eventually divorced in 1958, that didn’t stop the artist from regularly making visits to the White House following Kennedy’s inauguration.