Week 5 of the serialized conspiracy theory about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Lee Harvey Oswald claimed he was eating lunch at the TSBD when the shooting occurred and that he left shortly thereafter, believing there would be no more work that day. According to his landlady, he arrived at his Dallas rooming house 1:00 p.m., changed his shirt, and departed at 1:03. She also testified that while he was there, a police car pulled up to the house and honked.
Between 1:06 and 1:15, a mile away, Dallas patrolman J. D. Tippett was shot dead next to his car. At 1:45, receiving a report that a suspicious man had just sneaked into a movie theater 1/2 mile from the Tippett slaying, police converged on the scene. Someone fingered Oswald, and after a short scuffle he was arrested, gun in hand. The theater concessionaire later said that Oswald had entered legally. Meanwhile, police also searched for a 1957 Chevy seen near the murder.
The only witness to the murder of Tippett who identified Oswald in the police line-up was Mrs. Helen Markham. However, she failed to recognize him eight times until she was asked, “Was there a number two man in there”? to which she responded cryptically, “Number 2 is the one I picked…when I saw this man I wasn’t so sure, but I had cold chills”. Four bullets were recovered from Tippett’s body – three copper-coated Westerns and one lead Remington, none traceable to Oswald’s gun. Four shells which did match his gun were sent to the FBI a week later – Two Westerns and two Remingtons but they no longer bore the initials of the policeman who had received them as evidence. Did someone plant these unmarked shells to further incriminate Oswald?
and there is more…the following is excerpted from a blog by Bongwater.com
The devil is in the details: Tippet was killed 40 minutes after the President and taken to the same hospital, with a bullet wound to his head being the cause of death. Eerily enough, Tippet’s wounds were identical to those reported by the JFK autopsy. Tippet was buried the following day in Dallas in a closed casket. The burial occurred less than 20 hours after he was killed. He remains the only Texas peace officer shot on duty who was ever buried without an autopsy.
An examination of photos of Tippet and Kennedy shows the remarkable resemblance. Could he have been murdered so that his body could be used for x-rays and other forensics available at the time? Was J.D. Tippet ultimately buried at Arlington Cemetery?
As shocking as this may seem, consider the words of Senator Robert F. Kennedy as he viewed the body in the open casket. William Manchester reports that as RFK looked at his “brother” for the last time, he said: “It doesn’t look like him at all”. Manchester’s news story continues, “His eyes full, the Attorney General turned to Bill Walton and whispered, ‘Please look, I want to know what you think.’ Walton looked as long as he could, with a growing sense of outrage. He said to Bob, ‘You mustn’t keep it open. It has no resemblance to the President.’” Arthur Schlesinger said: “It is appalling,…At first glance it seemed all right, but I am nearsighted. When I came closer it looked less and less like him.” And Jackie said “That’s not my husband. It’s not Jack”, and turned away sobbing. These people knew the President well.