Staffen, I used to have a blog in which I mostly wrote about Karyn. I'm glad you brought it up. I followed the claims years ago and they were all baloney. Karyn did not know Mary Jo Kopechne, who attended Caldwell's College for Women in NJ. Karyn attended a private school in Wellesley, MA. She left after 1 semester. Nor did Karyn know Carol Tyler. Karyn Kupcinet was not a call girl for Bobby Baker, as these people who made up this crap would have you to believe. The only times she was in Washington DC was possibly when Irv Kupcinet appeared in Advise and Consent. He played a reporter. The only other time that I know she was definitely in Washington DC was when she was 11 years old and met President Truman with her family. Irv was very fond of him and vice versa.
Karyn did not know these other girls and anyone saying so are completely wrong. And as far as I know she never met Kennedy or Bobbie Baker. I wish I could stop some of the gossip about her on the Internet. But, apparently, I started it. Not these girls but Penn Jones in Forgive My Grief II made false claims about her. No way did he research this. He was on Kup's Show in 1966. That probably was when he found out about the unsolved murder of "Cookie." He made a big mistake. The date of her death, coming so soon after Kennedy's, must have startled him and he included rumors.
Karyn was an unhappy girl because she was big-boned and tiny. Her father had been a pro football player and her mother a dance instructor. Her mother began feeding her amphetamines when KK was in high school. During the last year of her life, in love with an actor, she relied on methamphetamines, which is very different than amphetamines. She was taking Desoxyn. I researched this and Desoxyn is every bit as strong as crystal meth. Because of her unlucky romance and her mother constantly telling her to stop eating, she may have been a suicide, whether accidentally or on purpose. The house was a wreck, as though it had been ransacked. No furs, no jewelry taken. Missing? 100 Desoxyn from a pill bottle in her medicine chest. Unless she had a stalker, there was no reason for her to be murdered, except by a hit man.
Ruby had shot Oswald. Irv immediately contacted a gangster in Palm Springs, Paul Dorfman, to learn more about Ruby. Dorfman said, "Sparky wouldn't do that. He's a nebbish sort of guy." Coincidentally, Karyn was in Palm Springs all that weekend too. Her murder would take Ruby off of story one and make her death a shock to Chicago. It was a shock crime, perhaps, to get Irv K. off Ruby. The mob, at that time, did not want to be tied in to the Assassination. Years later, yes.
I am told that Irv K. never wrote again about the Kennedy Assassination until the Oliver Stone movie came out. He denounced it to such a degree that Roger Ebert wrote a column about it. They were on the same newspaper. The original screenplay had Karyn Kupcinet as a character. Stone dropped it and made Rose Cheramie the one with foreknowledge. Author John Austin got panicky when I told him there might be a link between KK and the Assassination. He asked that I not use certain words on the Internet that might attract bad attention to him. He said, "She's a dead issue with me." And I think he did a background check on me. He wanted my address so he could send me something about her death. All I got was a page with decomp written over it.
She was a very unlucky girl. The coroner who did her autopsy was discovered as having a fetish for strangled women or beheaded women. He said once, "At least I didn't break the hyoid bone on that one." KK supposedly died from a broken hyoid bone. He was later fired.