Today, Saturday, October 18, 2014, I switched to TV Channel REELZ to land on a documentaries on JFK's
assassination, ones I had not seen before. The first one was an interview of Judge John R. Tunheim, former
Chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB). The documentary was titled "JFK For the Record."
Some questions arose in my mind when Judge Tunheim stated that JFK's brain was missing (which we all
have known for many years) and then he proceeded to offer a suggestion as to where it may have been put.
He said that after the autopsy was done, the brain was given to the President's physician, Dr. Burkeley (sp?),
who kept it for a while and then gave it to Robert Kennedy. Then he said when the President's body was moved
into its permanent grave at Arlington Cemetary the brain was buried with the body. This is what Tunheim thinks
may have been done.
So now I have a few questions, some accented for me when I read Charles Drago's post below on 'looking where
you have never looked before.' What follows is from memory of certain related events, and if others can verify,
or deny any of them, I would appreciate it.
1. I remember reading that the ornate brass casket which flew on Air Force One from Dallas to Washington
which supposedly contained JFK's body, had been removed and dumped in the Atlantic Ocean years later
after the autopsy.so that it would not become a collector's item/ Is this true? If so, he was buried in another
2. Tunheim stated that when the President's body was moved into his permanent grave, the brain was put
in with the body. When was the body of the President moved - into another grave site? I did not follow these
sorts of events closely when they may have happened, but certainly, if they did occur, someone would have
mentioned it on Forums I followed, I would think. Maybe he just meant they opened the casket to add the
brain to the body.and then lowered it back into the grave?
I will try to find a video of this broadcast.
REELZ has a website: