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William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
William C. Sullivan
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FBI official involved in JFK cover up mistaken for deer.

FBI official involved in JFK cover up mistaken for deer.

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  • 1. REPROOlJCt:U AI lH NAllUML Al<Llll VI:.~ copy, ~ ..... ,_,.. .••..,;. **"" '''l f MEMORJI.NDUM FRO:-!: Cliff Fenton, Chj.ef Investicator, JFK J;)flJames P. Kelly, ,JFK Staff Investigator DATE: April 28, 1978 RE: William Sullivan, Former Assistant Director of FBI; Investigation Concerning Records and Files On April 23, 1978 the writer visited the area of Bolton, Massachusetts to investigate circumstances surrounding the possible destruction of records of subject William Sullivan. In November 1977 I was told by Tim Ingram of a House Subcommittee on Government Operations that Sullivan had informed him that some of his records were destroyed in a barn fire at his sister's place near Bolton, Massachusetts. Sullivan's sister is Geraldine Curley and she lives in Hudson, Massachusetts, not Bolton. The barn did burn on Fridav, October 3, 1975 and the fire was extinguished by the Hudson Fire Department. On Sunday, April 23rd, the writer talked to Lt. John Kerrigan at the Fire House in Hudson, Massachusetts. Kerrigan looked up the fire report entry in the book and allowed me to copy information from it. He said that the records on the fire and pictures were locked in Chief Colette's office and would not be available be fore 1·1onday. Kerrigan recalled the fire and told the writer that he was in the barn and saw nothing resembling files or file cabinets or records of any sort. He said that the department took pictures inside and out at the time of the fire. It was noted that the barn was valued at $26,000 but no value was placed on the contents. I returned on Monday, April 24th, and talked to Chief William G. Collette. He has been Chief since 1973 and was present at the fire. Collette said the call came in from a fire alarm at the school (Hudson High) next door to the Curley barn, which was located at 55 Brigham Street Ln Hudson, Massachusetts. Investigation revealed that the fire started at or about 8:00 a.m. on Friday, 10/3/75. Lt. William Hollick investigated the arson. In company with a Lt. Turner from the Hudson Police Department he interviewed the student Daniel Durand who first spotted the fire and sounded the alarm from the school. Durand told Hollick and Turner that he saw a boy whom he described as white, blond and wearing a white or yellow jacket leave the barn and head toward the school. The principal and vice principal (neither j
  • 2. • tere~ce copy, J ; -·........ , REPROlJUClU AT THl:: NA110l'<AL AJ(<..t!lVl:.::>J .· ~·------~ ,tact re William Sullivan _J.ge 2. identified by name) were interviewed by the two and could not identify any student as answering this description. Chief Collette told the writer that the school furnished them the names of all students marked tardy or absent that morning from the first period class. (A reading of this list suggests that truancy might have been a greater oroblem to the school than arson.) An explanation might be in the fact that students who had room assignments at 8:00a.m. did not have to sign in. No attempt was made to interview any students on the list. lick told the writer, "We just dropped it there." Hol- The Chief said that the barn was adjacent to the house owned by Royal and Geraldine Curley. The Curleys once ran a dairy farm of which the 60 year old barn was a part. It was used to milk the COINS. Hollick, questioned about the contents, said: There were a couple of very old wooden wagons, some old furniture (dressers), and piles of lumber in the lower part of the barn. The first floor contained hay and straw but the barn had been cleaned out recently. The Curleys told Hollick that kids from the school used to hang out in the "cellar" of the barn (ground level) and smoke in there. Because of the extent of combustion, Hollick could not find any burned matches or cigarette stubs. He did see a lot of empty beer cans. Hollick did not see any files or records in the barn. He said he saw books and magazines and newspapers in the cellar but no files. Collette said he saw no files, records, boxes, or cabinets which might have contained them. The Fire Department is required by State Law to identify and report to the insurance company all losses that are reflected in their reports. They sent a copy of the fire reoort to Downey Insurance Agency, 11 Florence Street, Marlboro, Mass. They did not hear from any insurance claims agent and don't know if the Curleys actually filed a claim on this fire. lhile the writer was waiting for Chief Collette to return from lunch, he visited the Hudson Library next door and requested a copy of the October 3, 1975 Hudson Dailv Sun. They could not find the appropriate microfilm until late in the day. After the interview a cassette was found which indicates the fire received front page treatment in the local paper. Interestingly enough, the news report mentions an explosion was heard by Mrs. Curley's son-in-law Kenneth Jameson, who then resided at the Curley's address and heard what he described as . "
  • 3. ---.............. REI'ROUUCI:.li AI "' .:fere!lce copy, ·- ... _,,, I til:. NAJ 1U~AL Al<UH vt.~. . , ~ cmorandum re William Sullivan rage 3. "an explosion'' just before he saw smoke coming from the barn. He likened the explosion to a ''cherry bomb or a can of gasoline exploding." Neither was interviewed by the Fire Department. I went to the newspaper office in Marlboro, Massachusetts and obtained a file copy of the paper. It is attached to the original of this memo as is the fire report. The pictures are being recopied for us by the Hudson Fire Department and Chief Collette will mail them to the Committee. 5-1-78 ,. ' ' __________, ___________________________________________ ' -
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  • 5. ·- FEDERAL BUREAU DF IHVESTIGAnOH FOIPA DELETED PAGE Iii FORMATION SKEET Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. ~eleted under exemption(s) 2f:,'-L/_.(6~~c_C-'="------------ with no segregable material available for release to you. 0 Information pertaioed only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request 0 Information pertaioed only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only. 0 Document<~) originating with the followiog government agency(ies) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - , was/were forwarded to them for direct response to you. Page(s) referred for consultation to the following government agency(iesl; - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - as the information originated with them. You will be advised of availability upon return of the material to the FBI. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s): I 0 For your information: g/Tbe followiog number is to be used for reference regarding these pages: £:Z-!'07.fO -17.~7,.<!~ f DELETED PAGE(Sl ~ NO DUPUCATION FEE X FOR THIS PAGE X xx.xxxx xx.xxxx xxxxxx I JI'BI/OOJ
  • 6. KlPKUUL~lU Reference cop .o .' Al lHt ..,..,l A.JNS - fO lNVESTlGATOit. I_, • 1 of c1 hunting fire•rm outside of the nome and ari sing field . Fill in as much of the requested information as can be obtained. ~ "unknown". Return both cop ies to State or Provtnce con,ervation authority. J ".:! ch .1 person : .i injured by the including tr.Jvel ro and from the ~l i ab.:! i nformation is unknown, 2. County Time of Day _ __:_-'...:. :-=1~5___::; >: . . :.:-:J_ _ _ __ N':)·J-F ... TAl. 2 n UN:<:--!O'NN 0 0 -, 1 . ·.~; .a.o j 4. FA f.~ L ~ 1 UNK;-..OWN oo 0 1 ·. ~~~~-~ .::; njury cr deJ:!-1 self inflicted ? YES ~ It answt!r is t.........~ 1 ~ l ')--~ --·~ --~)~-~ ·--~-~~--= -~----~~ ·~------------ 3M'/-- ~· ·) ..., u,a~r 'uc:tJ ' .~!t ) t-.uv:-..::.; l nfo r'"~ulon NO 2 Q If .tt'l'w....- ' ' n o. "'- OOIV fnl0rrn•t10n befow oom h<Hd•r9s SHOOTER VICTI""- • ~ccr SHOOTER Jr1..; i 17..! .l ~ :-.10 2 r. i~OT REQUIRED .3 0 Ul' KNOWN o 0 ·.; :~ · ..,g E.x r·~. · ;r::e ir. Ye:~r ;_:__U N K:18'.', '~ ( ~CJ -~ -~ ~1 U:";l(i-iOvvN ~ 0 0 --~t 1 £::] FEMALE 2 0 ..J:1d~r apparent influence d : n~cxicant,; or :lruqs! Y:5 1 0 NO 2 G u ~t<NC /'.I N 0 0 •• -1t~ c...f ·yr..,l Hunter Safety Tr.J .nir; Co.-r::e? NO 2 C Ui'.t<.NOWN 0 0 Y::S 1 ~ 1 I • Na~e·____ ·i~~ ~~~ c~·~ ··~ 1 l~i-~ .-~ S~l~l~l~l :~v~-a~r~·----~~----------~ AddrPs~s--~ -=;-=~.~~~~--:~~~~~,~ ~~· ~ -=:~,~~:~~-9~~--=~~==a~~~~~s ~~i~r~~~-------- ~~ '= :' e, - ----,.-.!. !"t?. . . "'...J-------: --'= - _.. • ·. VlCTIM .~d '> Yc5 I -=• 10. 12. l icen sed? YES 1 01:0 2 0 NOT REQUIRED 3 0 UNKNOWN o LJ N OT APPLICABLE 4 0 H•Jnf'.I'.J p ~rienc~ in y~ .. r:. UNKNOWN co~ Age UNKNOWN 00 0 MALE 1 e:J FEMALE 2 0 Under apparent 1nfluence cr intoxican~ or drugs? YES 1 0 NO 2 ~ UNKNOWN 0 0 Prom1nent brrght co lor in cos~me? YES 1 0 ~0 2 0 UNKNOWN 0 £:s ' J 16. 1 t3. 19. • CASUALTY FACTS 20 A:;::r.~l ~I t: being ~ur.ted by shooter 02 D•er c Cr:>'"' 2 !. 22 . 23. 03 0 Bear 12 0 04 E l'< 13 CJ Dude 0 05 t.' r"'.-;e 14 0 . 0 Plpeon or Oove D 15 Ooo~ . td =:J 06 : ;>e An i~ c 16 H andgun D 1 :>~..1:":e of m uzzl e to wound E~ ffed Bow and Arrow HUNTER' S JUDGEMENT I SKILL AND APTITUDE 03 0 0 0 LOADING FIREARM r 0 07 C 04 ~ UNLOADING F I REAR'<I 08 VIC-·~ .VO 'I : O I N I.IN c OF F I RE01 VIC- . .. :l'/i: '? EO BY SHOOTER :;,., , .,(',,,.,.:; v N GAME 02 VI{:~~ ~ ~~~ OF SIGHT OF VIC-• 'MISTAKEN f-OR GAME SHF~ LTL:' R HU~BL!:D ~1"0 ( TRIGGER ~ ~UCHT 05 ON OBJECT 06 c 0 I 10 !:] 00 a ;l"d UNKNOWN "'--'' 0 Unit,_ ooo 0 11 ·50 40 1~1 01' ........ 51·100 VIOLAT ING LAW OR SAHTT RULE c CLUBB I NG COVER OR G-E 09 RE·~OVING FIREARM FROM 10 I MECHANICAL PAK.u-1 O 12 0 OR PL>C ING FIREAR."' IN VE'11Ct.:: O I DEFECTIV!!: FIREARM o~ onE R OR UNKNOWN CAUSIE 11 FELL FROM I NSC:Cv ~E REST Ho:" n>:r>L Y WITH LOAOEO IMPROO ': .. CROSSING OF OBSTACL E~ 1 '3 0 14 0 IF C~USc O F CASUALTY IS CHECKED AS No. 1-2-3-4 ABOVE, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING: 26 V aim was in (CHECK ONE ( I) ONLY) Dense Cover 1 0 light Cover 2 O Open Fields 3 ~ Unknown 0 0 27 V.~a·her and Visibiliry was (CHECK ONE (I) ONLY) Clear 1 0 Partly Ov~rcast 2 l]g Poor 3 0 Dark 4 0 Unknown in .-estigator' s Remarks ( Actd any ca•ualry 0 Unl(rown ,::;p~A,'II. I 0 Tur1<.., Non -G~ r-• Greu,. 3~ I FIP C:A ~M 1. 09 ROdent '18. 'I R l~l,ft?A :~T H LOADED I 0 18 oo 20 0 r .. ;..'SE OF CASUALTY (Check one (1 ) only) 9 "G.'1 Olhef' ()-10 25 08 N~m• n o Coon .n yards? 0 Squlrr91 0 Ac-=id ent occurred on which da1 of hunt11 1-.J sed~c n for above species? CUT OF HUNTING SEASON 888 0 NO CLCSED SEASON 777 Weapon ? 1 f:9 2 C 3 0 4 0 5 0 R ill~ 07 Rabbil oo ~rtlnttnr ;., ·~ lnfo,.md rlon nor covered aboVe. lnclud• a s:a tement c:uncern tr"q &"'Y l ~•l pr"X'eedlrtQI l"t!'WIItf99 frofn stare your own oponion 'Jf how sn•s casu•lry mlgnr IWI.,.. been pr.,..,red.. II dd<l•lfon.l JI>K8 Ia .._....-.. rev•"• s.ae of !fils COO'f l Victi~ was par~ia11y o ~sc ured tv a rise i~ the field. Shoul~ers. neck ?..:':1 !": e 'ld 0 :11 "i -")2-~ ~ 'E i" ~· 'I~ l J'l " : _: _'::1::, - -.!:b:..!lo...;~:::. .... ').L__S2.!.~.:... -_~~ -')~Q~+;.,;.e~r~. _________________ ...._ Tille PREPARED AND DISTRIBUTED BY THE Fo,-, UHCR ·l R...,. ac- lMI NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF ~'fERICA - --- --------- - 11-20-77
  • 7. ... .. . ... 231210 NLC010 NXI ZC2C LUN136 () 0 LPl 1 11-2) 10SCO~l , rJOV . 23 CUP!) - - THE SOVIET SOVSULllVA I ED J E S ::> A Y T HAT I T B E L I E 1/ E S T H E R E 1 NV0 LV E D 1 L TE ~r.: J . EDGAR HOOVER . rED OF ~u StivT OU .D ILL , nE I AS I HA FO '"~lRf,:; VE. A DtE. Y A JOTHE SUCH ACCIDEI TS A~E CO 1lO STATES , HE E • HO EVER , F 0 RI' E R AS S I S T A T T 0 T H E lLE. HE L lE'E'S HJ HE 0 I TtH EAST THE DECLI Jl G I. RECENT YEARS . TASS SPECULATED THAT IT W 1 ER OF AS +A ST I. A liUNTl~.G ACCI:>Et T , SHED LIGHT 0 Aft ACC I DEN T 1 S HU TI • P LIC FOI LUTHER Kl G . +IT AS RECALLED CLAI • COAST OF THE U ITE:> T Afl C E S , + SAID TASS FATALITIES HAS BEEt I lG I1E HELD +fiLES 'li!CH fAY ASSASSINATIO~ OF PRESIDE~T {IN THE AlERICA~ PRESS) THAT UP TO IllPORTANT TESTII 01 Y CO DERUI ASSASSI ATION DIE:> O~E AFTER ANOTHER UtJDER ~ULLlVAJ c I f.OUS <; PER"0' ALITY , ,JT,ESS . IS IT I T~IGJE TRIGUE JHICI:i lADE Ill T Bt.CAUS OF THAT THAT DEVELOPED lNVISIOLE A TLERS TO BE OURitG THIS STRA ~E G THE C0 1 1E t-oT AT 0 R VA D I 1 B I R YUK 0 V • IT~ S LLIVA 1 LLY A JA• OW ALL 1YSTERIOUS CIRCU 15 +A QUESTIOI A lSES IIHETHER THERE DEl/ELOPED SO E 1 OTEITI ELIEV HA~ASSilENT OF CIVIL RIGI-fTS LEADER 1ART1N JITfESSfS l-IHO COULD GIVE -cTED DEER A~GE STORY+ THAT SULLIVAN WAS THE CIRCU STA' CES OF THE JOHN KEN EDY+ AND C J HU~DREDS OF T~OUSANOS OF HUJTERS TROOP TO THE HOODS EACH DEER SEASO "lLLED 10 Q E T H Ar T HE DE AT I 0 F I I L L I A 1 S UL Ll V AN , F I DI ECTO JLLIV , 6'J , A I AS ES AGE CY TASS tilJTt::> DEER HUNTI~G?+ HSTAKEt FOR A DEER
  • 8. o . .. < .. -: t:; ;'"', : :.:: : · • I • . . 0 ., ,r, • . • ~- ; .. : :,. :. . •.... ... . ., ...... ~' ~ . ,; : .. : .• . :,"" fiXAKJ;.Q1J... $;.QY.1J..t;.Y............. :•., .•• : .;~•.- ss.: .... , : 1 ' •• · , •• .• • .............................................. . 03301 N .. Haverhill~ '·N.H.·~ .. 03774 . In conformi~ wit~ .th~. pro~ions~-~ h erewith a record of the Autopsy m~.d~-~~P~·~ ·the.b6dy ~f~iJ.t;.:w:J~u -· • -. • ~ • • :~ • - .rl::-_" • "' . - ·---::~ .. · • .• ' • years, found aged :.~i~~ .;x~i:v.e:... !.~~:?.:!::;·.' .._· - .'"' ; ; :"" 4:~ .......· ! : ..:f ': . ' • .~ .. ... lying i.n ..tb.e..mcir£v.~ ..P.f..~J:')t ..ll;i;thhs;s:u~ls .. J.- ··.J~~ ~ -t~ ' ~;_' .. l ~·- .. ........................................................ • •• ~ • r.... • • , supposed to have come to death by :M~cu:ial .;Haapital. :~:~~ .. .';.:. :.~ .. ;._ ....... ;............. _ an· :; d ~-,~ 0 4 the,•..._, AutOpsy. was made by_'authority, of :~ .9.9.':l.P:tt.k.!=.!-;9.tP:~.Y....J.9.~m •.tl.-.••~R~~l. • 8aid :i.•',.. ·} . violence, '_ *- 1 '• • 0 I ~..• ' • ' • I'"''• .. ,J .. , ' ', • •, • ,.. .,.•~, 0 1,. t '• o " o • , ' ' ' ' ' I •:• • t-:: :. ._.,. t 0 , • ;_ 0 !:Ill ·; .. . . 0 I three ~· .), " ' ··1 ~ ,.._ 1n e ~,:,r after · · o ....... .... ... .... · · · ·, · · ··t . . 9th at ...............•........· o •c OCA .. ··1th. .................. noon'_,f ,·· wednesday. ........................., t he• ........ · ·. ' ' · ·· ... ~i . _ ·_, · .......V.r.9.f.t.9.!..Qmmtx.:QRHr.:!;..Jf.RH.~~- .... ::.-.........~!=.~ • . .• ' ~.9.1i.n~:Y..i~t.9.rn~.Y..:~~n9:~ .•::.R!?J:~J:..........~~~~f.H~~~-~~~~~~--P.~xi=~..ff.~ ...~.9~.~-~E.......... ·· ·: .. · ·· ,, · State 0.1: New Hampsnire · To ·, ~ o , ... • 1 ------- :. ·:-. . '. • • I , ·' •J • ..... : :· . '~ • IV .... ---+-- IV day of ~~.lj.'?.Y.f~W.l:>.~.r. :: .•~~~; .:. ~;:,.,-A.,ILl9.Z7......, in the presence of .HJJJJ.?.I!.A.-...~~.!-;1,p_g~.~ ··' , : "• . .• ~ ·..' , . .: -.: ·. ~-- ... ; : ~- "~~ . # • . .'-'-:...': t.. :.. ·; · .· .. · .!. ~~4-: ::r:~.:· , , -,~ 1- • 1 . ... ••.• .._ ..... :. ~ • . -· -~,.. t ' • . ·· ·r-.:: ·, ·. 1·., ,.; • •• • ..•.. • •. . .t •• : 1 • • .. .. p • •• •• n l?J.~J.rJ.c;.~.~9.l.l-.~.f.,..l{~.{.:R~wm~hSx.~.f.1.~h.§f:g?.IP.~residing at ........................•.....:.....:...:., and , I, • o "'9 ~- 0 o ; I ~.. 0 J, 4 '• I .' o• :. • CD ' David G. Le'nnon '·· .....................................................................................................:rest 1ng . . .. · · · · .,: · :' · · ·.. ' ' . · · · ·. ··· ·d· .............................. ·· state 'Police · ._, . , . • ~ . ., • .. i . ; . · , ... ..<~; . :.; :i ~...:·f~Y._• . .',.. ·.L . · j- ,.~ .. : . • .. . . . .. at .:.... ~ •....•... ~ .... ;._...: ..:....;....~: .......;..::..... witnesses:-. Ri~hard F. Dufour:, ~onservati?n . ·; ,. ?ffice, Fish aqd GaiJ!e; ~ymond: .. B •. ~olland, . ~,rafton County Sheriff; Harold Reed, Conservation Officer:~ . Fish . and. Game; Tom Ross~ Ross Ambulance Service, Little. .. ton~ New Hampshire ·ana : No~an Oldenburg, deiner,of Hanove~, New ·Hampshire. · · · ...... ,. · ~ · . ~r •.,. • ·· : · " ! · · ' · ' • • • Mary Hitchcock *~and performed by. Ch~rle·s · s. Faul,kner.II, M.D. of Hanover, N.H. at . M emorial Hospi tal t n ; 0 , '0 - '< .1 • • -~ • - ,. ~ J .• ' • ~ , o • :~- r, 0 • • • ·~ 1• • :. __:":' • ' • • • I ', " 0 1 • • .' , . , . . .- . , . . 0 ' 0 '' I f • ) o ' • • . . ~ "l -· o • t , {;•, f. ~ " IV ,. n .... ' 0 p 0 . t '' " • ~ :1 °' '• , t . ~ ~ o r • '· ' ~ 1 • , EXTERNAL EXAMINATION: . Th~'. body . is . that of a .well ~eveloped, wen · nourished . white male~ appearing younger ·than· the stated . age. There is a round, relative ly sharply. demarcated .hole, J. em • . in diamet ~ t:; just above · " he midpoint of the sut ~ peri or edge of the . right sc~pu_la: Very fine lacerations are present in the edge of this hole. There is .extensive he~orrhage: into the soft tissues 'around thk . hole, producing swelli"ng·. _ This is· interpreted as the wound of entry. Another hole is present the 'anterior surface of the . left shoulder, in the midclavic-l .· ular line, 4.5 em. above the clavicle • . This hole has an irregular configura_ •.' ti.on, with 'larger, irreguiar lacerations, and with blood and tissues oozing from it. Probing the hole reveals a few fragments of metal. Thi s is interpreted as the wound of exit. There are no other external signs of trauma. A 6 mm. pedunculated lesion with a granular white surface is present in the midaxillary line on the right, lateral. to the nipple. Two old scars are present on the right anterior abdominal surface. One is 12 em. long and vertical~ approximately 5 em. lateral -to . the umbilicus. There is a 3 em. horizontal scar extending medially frsm ·its mid point.:. :Another is roughly parallel to the inguinal fold, and is · J • · · 10: em. · long. .T he penis ·is uncircumcised.. Mild cyanosis is apparent, along with . . : . mi~ d .hyppsq!sis ah~" mode:r;:~te rigqr' -mortis ." ..: Jaundice and edema are · absent • . : • 'I ' . 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'· • . :~· . .. l!•. : ,.,.. .::_~:rv,/'rO::~ j -~f_~~-=.:_''.. ~· -~~~· :.:1~ ·· ...'~~·-"..2,_:. _: :_.~ -- -· ~ ~~·!.' •• ~~ 1-, ~:t~..;;.~(-!~.1~•;., ~ , ..... ..... ' : CLniiCAL. HISTORY: . .. Th~' .patient was a 65-year-old retired FB~ executive • . Early in the morning of Navember 9 ,' 1977, he went : hunting, wearing a brown hat and a red and b.~.ck . ~"heckea: macinaw : .. At ap'p roximately 6:15· he was seen over the brow of hill -by' anothe~ hunter' and . app~rently• was mistaken for a deer. . The. other ' * • fired . his ri£le ,..onc~e.~;,.kil~i~. t ,h_ _ p~Jient/_ , ; , : ,. . _J e a · . ~ J ; 0 ..., .; C,j . ,. . .• .I ·. ".·- • ,._....., . ~: • . ..
  • 9. . ... ., r . ~. ;~ t ,t• .. ·.~·J.,1 ~·~·, "~:.', 1~~. £XAM!NATI<li : --;:·:. The J) tt ~, .~ incision : al~~ the~~pinal . column posteriorly. A · lt4~L •• Jet~r . .is· ~~~~~;~~~~4fN-.~ff&_;f~~ ~h:e . w~~n~ c:»f ·:e~tcy,.me.dially and slightly .rds to the vertebral -colutnn d 'It. is .. lineti by hemorrhagic, necrotic tissue, and . lie ·f ragments are oemonstrable in it. At its intersection with the vertebral ;mn there is extensive destruction of . spines and arches of. the lower cervical 1er cervical vertebrae. ' Two .vertebrae below the main area of destruction a spine ; broke~, off ~f . the arch,' apparently due to the impact of a bullet fragment or bone .:ragment ... After its in~ersection with the vertebral column, the tract continues laterallY: to ~he . ~e.ft, w~th ~.. ~hange in direction to sligh~ly anteriorly, ~o the wound of exit describefl labqve... .' tgain, metal fragments ~re demonstrable, including both lead and_brass.? '·1i, ·i~-t.:.: ::. ~ . -- . . · . · · · • The panniculus · adipo'sus is normal. The pleural : cavitf contains 100 ~c. of liquid blood, · and · the ·left ·contains .150 cc. of liquid plood. · The surfaces are smooth and glistening.: .- Fractured) rib ends can be demonstrated in the superior portion of each pleural : cavitY:· ·nea'r ' Hie-jiu:ic'tions· of the right second and left ·first ribs with the -~. spinal column. c,.. The ·pericardia! and peritoneal cavities are unremarkable • .. . ~ The heart ~eighs 315 'gm. and is of normal configuration. The righ_ coronary artery t contains·, ·. approximately · 5 ·cm;i <Hstal to its oQ.gin, a yelloWish gray asymmetrical plaq~e. w~i~~ - .~~~~!:~ . ~ .: ~t::?~ctio~ i~ cross .se<?t.~.o.~~~ area of tie lumen ,of approx'i.mately 90'7.. No abnormalities are noted in any of the valves • . The myocardium is. 'red-brown ..... and . firm~ .. wit:-h:.-Oo ·fodll lesions; ·; The aorta .. shows small..numbers of .raised yellow plaques, with minimal . focal ulceration and calcification. The right " lung weighs" 430 gm·., the. left lung 625 gm.· In gen·e ral th~y are similar. CD . The apical: .. Po~~o~ ~~c~. upper.. lobe .contains extensiye blood_ . with .dark purple , It, n '"' · - '. 0 discoloration of the surface. Small tears are present on the apical~ portion of '0 each upper lobe. In addition 'there are sinall thin fibrous . scars .. oveJ::. each apex. '< . The bronchi of the right lu~ contain a small amount of blood. · The v.essels are : c.. r - unremarkable. .The left lung is. inflated with formaldepyde for sub's equent exam)'I 1 ination. It contains · 3 small· round calcified nodules at the· pleural,~urface near 0 0 the lower late~al margin of the lower lobe. Similar . nodules are . present in the ..... ..... hilar lymph nodes.- .. · .. · · '' · · tD n The liver weighs 1315 gm. and presents a shiny red-brown outer surface. On cut rt' .... ' section the lobular architecture· appears intact, and . the consistenci is normally 0 t2 . soft. Th~ gallbladder and bile ducts are unremarkable to examination and perfusion. . The spleen weighs 140 gm. and presents an inract dark red smooth capsule. On cut til section tne parenchyma is deep red, with no focal abnormalities. Ill The esophagus shows a gray mucosa, beneath which are visible a few small areas ~ of submucosal reddening. These are well defined and circular, and are at the same :a level as the aboVe descrived wound. The remainder of the gastrointestinal tract Q is unremarkable. Th~ appendix is absent~ w "' The pancreas has the normal configuration. Moderately extensive replacement of w ....... I acinar tissue by yellow adipose tissue is present. Both adrenals are examined, and show no abnormalities. The right kidney ~eighs 160 gm. and the left kidney 140 gm. The outer surface is slightly granular, but the capsules strip with ease in both cases. The cortex is red-brown, and no focal abnormalitiE!s aee noted. The medullae, ·calices, pelves and urinary bladder are unremarkable. The prostate is enlarged, and on cut section several rubb ery firm nodules protrude from the surface of the lateral l obes . No abnormal lymph nodes are noted. The thyroid is unremarkable in configuration, and is composed of reddish brown firm tissue. The larynx contains a small amount of slightly bloody mucoid material. It is otherwise unremarkable. No abnormalities are noted in the bone marrow. The skull and dura are unremarkable.' The brain weighs 1520 gm. The gyri and sulci have their nodnal relati'ons and the circle of Willis shows intact patent vessels with no atherosclerotic involvement. There is no evidence of herniation of the brain, and , no focal abnormalities are _visible or palpable. A small amount of blood is present the ~ . {: I. ~ .r o .., .. t.' ·· ;,< !· r)·1);.;';r.~: : ;.·. ::··<'. ·· :<!;L -..;'"·.~· ' f ....:.; "' JJ.I;~~_ ~ - -~ . • • •: • • •"j ' .·-4J'"·-:"'4 . ·•- ••.• '· ;_,;.,.· · · : ., ·,> .)<; ·· ..;. :. ·., ._-. • ..... ... - · · ··"-•- - • · · - . •.• ..:._• '.:.•:~ • . .. :...:....-'., .... . •· · '· •. _·:..__~..~ ••• .:.:.~,.,i. ·__4'.... _____ • •• - · •n .. ·•
  • 10. • REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHI r- ,.;., ,,er of t~sterior route. ·r~ the course of op•••• tt.e .,,..•• w·'Y...t trert, II•• ""'• ,.,._ ~•lieen directly frbm the ·tract in -the area .where there is extensive destruction of the vertebral arches •. :.The dura ·is •intact• throughout.· In the region of the wound tract, there is extensive softening of the substance of the cord. It is fixed for subsequent examination. After fixation, .the spinal cord shows a complete defect in the lower cervical region, .with very ragged, soft margins. Above the defect there is focal hemorrhage in the substance of the cord. Sections of the fixed brain are unremarkable.'.. MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION:· Heart: One tiny f9cus of chronic inflammatory cells is present in the left ventricular myocardium. Sections of the right coronary artery show a large eccentric plaque composed of dense fibrous tissue with large areas of grumous eosinophilic material, cholesterol clefts and foam cells. Foci of fresh red cells_ are present in the plaque. Some pigment-laden macrophages are also present. The lumen-is markedly reduced, but not occluded. Focal calcification is··---.presen-t-.-- ~;;:..v. ·-~!-/;. :;·;.~_ ·~·,. ..:,..,.,...·-.. . ,-:..·· ·····-~ · ---·· ·· i Lungs: Sections from the apices reveal considerable intra-alveolar hemorrhage, and pleural thickening due to dense fibrous tissue with small foci of chronic inflammatory cells;.· One small artery is occluded by dense but cellular fibrous ,i:is :» ·sue. The. remaining ·lung sections are unremarkable, apart from thickening. of the : ::_ bronchia~ basement membrane. The calcified nodules from the left lung have thick ~ fibrous walls and acellular centers •. No inflammation is present. g Spleen:: There is .extensive hyalinization of. arteriolar walls. ~ Esophagus: There is a ·large focus of submucosal extravasation of red cells• . :'n 0 Pancreas: There are tiny foci of enzymatic necrosis of fat. Large areas of fat. '0 are present. --~ Liver:.·· Scattered tiny. foci of ·neutrophils are present in the portal areas, and.··'-<. - in the p~rerichyma, sometimes in association with cholangiols. ~ Adrenals: ! Unremarkable n 0 Kidneys: !Focally, some of the convoluted tubular epithelial cells show small, .... ... hyperchromatic nuclei~n Prostal:'e: Nodularity -is apparent. with an increase in both glands and cellularit ~ ~­ ·. 0 ·of the stroma. '· p Seminal vesic~es, thyroid, parathyroid, bone marrow: unremarkable Central nervous system: There is destruction of. some sections of spinal cord, with focal extravasation of red cells. The choroid plexus shows focal calcifica- "' ~ tion. There is 'subarachnoid bleeding over the cerebellum. W. 11 · S 11 · ~ And I further declare it to be my opmion that the said .. ,................! ......~~!!! .....~ ..... ?-van ... .. .... :......................... ;.... :........................ came to .. ~.~~........... death ....... :'!.:;....~~~... ::.~:':_1:1:~.~... ?£ .., ........ a ..q.un.s.ho.t .. wound.: ta .. t.he.. ~ec k ...........:............. ;............................. :................... . w w ......................................... .............................................................................................................. . . ..................................................................................................................................................... ................. ........................................................ ·········································································· _ ' ' ~ N. B.-A duly attested copy of the record of every Autopsy made as aboYe must be filed with the Co~nty Solicitor and also with the Attorney-General. :__ . . . ,.:. _t I ot· l
  • 11. AT THE NATIONAL .7 I I page 4 ' -8kin: .The wounds of entcy,and exit show hemorrhage, particularly in the subcutaneous fat. FINAL ANATOMIC DIAGNOSES: Gunshot wound to posterior neck A. Destruction of lower cervical vertical arches and lower cervical spinal cord B. Extensive soft tissue destruction C. Fractures of right second and left first ribs D. Pulmonary contusions, apical, bilateral E. Bilateral hemothorax (right 100 ml., left 150 ml.) F. Focal submucosal hemorrhage, esophagus Generalized atherosclerosis, mild ,. ;" ···--! __ A. Marked narrowing of right coronary artery Bilateral pulmonary apical scars Fatty infiltration of pancreas, moderate Nodular hyperplasia of prostate, moderate Focal subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebellum :.J 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. .. ... .. .. " n " m ' SUMMARY: This man died as a result of a gunshot wound to the neck, with marked tissue destruction in and near the path of the bullet. Death was actually the result of the damage to the spinal cord, which was not struck directly by the bullet, but was severely injured, presumably by the shock waves generated as the bullet passed nearby. jm ../1 ' 'n ·0 .'0 '< - ; ., ~· :>'1 n 0 ..... ..... n .... ~· 0 .. " I~ 'w I~ ) I oj. j < . ,;,.
  • 12. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL BUREAU OF I NVEST I GATION WASHINGTON, D. C . 20535 January 15, 1979 Mr. Alan Jul es Weberman Independent Research Associates 6 Bleecker Street New York, New York 10012 Dear Mr. Weberman: This is in reference to my letter of November 30, 1978. Enclosed are copies of documents concerning your request for information regarding the death of William C . Sullivan . These documents were processed pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act , Title 5 , United States Code, Section 552 . Our information within your request totalled 41 pages . You are receiving 24 of the pages. F. leven pages are being withheld in their entirety pursuant to exemption {b) (6), and six of these pages are not being provided inasmuch as they are exact d up l icates of pages which are contained in this release. Exemption (b) (6) was asserted to withhold personal correspondence between living individuals concerning the death of Mr . Sullivan . The release of this material would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. You have thirty days from receipt of this letter to appeal to the Associate Attorney General from any denial contained herein . Appeals should be directed in writing to the Associate Attorney General (Attention: Office of Privacy and Information Appeals) , Washington, D. C . 20530. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Appeal" or "Information Appeal." Sincerely yours , ~/a,J 4 .!J-z,.·..z/<,1// ~ ~homas H. Bresson, Acting Chief Freedom of InformationPrivacy Acts Branch Records Management Division Enclosure
  • 13. • May 24, 1978 r- - --- CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION 'Attached is a 5/18/78 memorandum, with enclosures, from the Attorney General (AG) which references our 4/26/78 memorandum regarding allegations made by Attorney William M. Kunstler at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, on or about 4/19/78, in which he stated that former FBI Official William C. (Sullivan was murdered to keep him from making K:nown--what he knew of the FBI's secrets, among those being information regarding the slayings of black leaders Malcolm X and Martin K Jr. information. 1 - Adams ..
  • 14. I • OPI'IOJIII,L I'OitW .... .KM.Y 1•711 DITKNI eeA ,,_.. Ml CI'IU I • UNITED STATES"" VERNMENT Memorandum The Director, FBI TO ·'• • te ,.,.t Assoc. Dlr. O.p.AOAdm. Dep.ADkw.Aost. Oir.: - Adm. Sorv. ~ Crlm. kw. tdent. tnte'l DAn: May 10, LaM·~·-~.' == 9 ilcB·' ~c.I ,<:;>. '"· ftta.,. RK. t.1:-1t. Tech. ~crvs-.- PROM The Attorney General IUB~CT: Allegation by Attorney William Kunstler RegardingfB~ath of Former FBI Official William C~ullivan. TrainmJ, Public Affs:-oi!T elephone Rm. Director's s.c·y-::: '")£., Please refer to your memoranQUm of April 5, 1978 qn _ . -this subject. •Vct-"lt'1 ..;Vof:.·~l-:. J .. N. rl>•nnl> J {' r.-' -·. 'I s ted a I""?,.~~ cc. ttorney General Assis nt Attorney General, Crimi al Division Attn Robert L. Keuch V-76 Ass stant Attorney Gene~l33 Ci il Rights Division 3 7· '· '*05 1 ·( 3,::::_ 7QL th ..........._ Numt• <-J_<;" ){:ji•;ll:,:;~ l~m -' l. ........ 1
  • 15. .... •. ' . ·I .. ' .. ~ • - ~ ... Attorney General · ~he DirE"Ctor, rni 7pril 2(., 1.978 . - __ ..:..z,~ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - Mr. Adams Moore Mr. Ingram Mr. Peelman Mr. Wright Mr. Bassett Mr. Mintz Mr. - ~his is in reference to a Unit~~ Pr~ss International (DPI) release on '-pril 1~, 1978 (copy attached) that states that ~ttorney WilliaM ~unstler, during a soeP.ch at Clark University, lorcester, P.!assachuaetts, ch~trCTec1 that former PDI official William C. Sullivan was murdere~ to keep rBI s~crets, ano~q those ~ina information relati~a to FDI operations that would •provide direct liru~s to •layings ot hlack l~~ders Malcolm 7. and rtartin Luther Una, Jr. • ":'he UFI releage also stated that J!r. · Jeu.."l.stler ""-a~ to JnPet with you o~ Fri<'ay (,_ pril 21, 1978) to discuss this matter and requ~st an inv~sti~ation based on evid~nce which he stat~d he has in his possession. In viev of the prior Departmental instruction, containe~ . lettP.r dated Auqust 3, 1~77, tro~ nobert L. ~~uch, ,_ >ecial CounRal to ~a Attorney General, captione~ cHouse lect Co~ittee on Assassinations~ that no inv~stiqation ~ s to be con~ucted r~qar~inq the Cfrcurn~tancns surroundinq . ~ he ~eath of t~tin Luther Kinq, Jr. unlnss a?ecifically :o ~ C) - equ~~ted by ~~c ~PP~rtm~nt; •nd aince you ~y have had the C"J a:: "- pportunity to discuss thl• matter vith Mr. J:unstlerr he vill a... ot' be interviewerl nor ~ill •~Y other invP.stiqation be c.:o: oneucted by this Bureau ~egardinq this matter, unless "' equested by the O~partroent. _ _ __,Enclosure EX-lO~ ' .. ,. li ~~nty Attorney · , ("i~~.) GeDeral • · :; , ~~ · ·~··_!~- At'sistant ~ttornt!y .C"~nera1 . (Enc. l 22 MAY' o.,. AD ... ~0 r. .; '"inal Di¥·is1on t ""' o... · ,~ ,.~. Robert ·L. tce-uch, { l .. . c. ••. I~.. • b1~ Special Counsel to 'J'he ~ttorney G~neral ..... .. J l'c-.~, ..... u..."~~'- A a~·ta9«: At torne"• ~enP.ral (Enc.) A4 L., L.,o~c-. _c:~ v 4)-ghts Divis i ~ _j_..-tK~LJ~'Ulllot _ . l - ... a Pi• . & ...,. _ • .. ... , . , . - - /~ • ~¥: - ~~--;- inlc ll3)J '• r(U.:-"GII~·~ .1. ~ · ., ) t / To I ,~•• •• ·, -4- '"' ,1 ~-' •- • o.J f' . ._,. • Sec J - I • ... r_ '3 - 1978 ~ ......... __ 01 I . '' MA ROOW SEE NOTE PAGE 2 • • • ~8 1/ DOJ ·- ------=---
  • 16. • The Attorney General NOTE: According to a UPI release on 4/19/78, Attorney William 1:unstler charged, during a speech at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, that former FBI official William C. Sullivan was murdered to keep him from making known what he knew of the FBI's secrets, among those being information regarding the slayings of black leaders !·lalcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Sullivan was a victim of a hunting accident in New Hampshire in November, 1977. Kunstle~ charges that he has evidence to prove that a cover-up exijfs and was insured with the murder of Sullivan. He sta~ed would meet with the Attorney General on Friday, 4/21/78, to quest an investigation. Since Kunst er was allegedly going to discuss this matter with the Atto ey General, and in view of the Departmental instruction that no investigation be conducted regarding the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. unless specifically directed by the Department, interview of Kunstler at thi~'time will not be undertaken. This has been coordinated with J. Aldhizer, Congressional Inquiry Unit, Records Manage~ent Division. ln.l 1. L:.:- .. ·~·· .. ,· ,· - 2 -
  • 17. • •AuK. Dir. _ ·~ Dep. AD Adm. Oep. AD In¥,_ ~A~!.!.:_Dir.: .... 1'."S., •. · -E•t. Affaira _ Fin.&Pera._ Gen.lnv._ Wont. _ _ ln•pection _ lntoll. _ _ loboratMy _ L.,al Coun. _ Plon. & Ewal. Roc. M,.n. _ Spec. t..v. _ Tr•lning_ Tel. phone Rm .. D iroctcw S.c 'r _ ~r-u :J::I CY.Ul:STLEP.-SULLIVA!: > IJO!"!CESTrn !:ASS. CUPI> - SAYING "THEP.E ISt:'T THE SLIGHEST DOUET • ~.TTOP.l!:'1' l'ILLIM: KU!!STLER CHARGED LAST NIGHT THAT font:EP. TOP FBI ' OFFICIAL WILLIA!: SULLIVAt: 1UAS t1JRDIRED TO KEEP HH: FRO!l TrLLI!:G 1UHAT P.J: Kr:n: OF THE AGrtlCY'S SECRETS. . . IN A SPEECH TO STUDEI:TS AT CLARK UNIVERSITY KU!!STLER SAID HE HAS EVl!)E::cr tJP.ICH cor:TRADICTS POLICE CLAI~:s THAT SULLIVAr; WAS THE VIC!!"" OF A V.UNTWG ACClDEt:T LAST tlOVJ:::BJ:R It; NDi HA!PSHI!lE. ll . "TP.!:P.E lSt!'T rm: SLIGHTEST DOUBT " HE SAID. "I THll!K t:n. . •fSULLIVAI:' S DHTH tiiLL PP.ESEt;T A .SHOCKING PICTURE OF A COVER-UP . : GR!.:A T.ET. It: SCOPE THAN IJA TERGATE •" -~ KU~:snrnJ vJHO SAID HE WOULD m:rT FRIDAY HITH U.S. ~.TTORI!EY GEJ:ERAL · GRIFFirJ B:LL IN UAS!!Ir:GTO!! TO REQUEST A FEDERAL ItNESTIGATIOl: CHARGED SULLIV~.r: li'AS SLAI!!. BECA:JSE HE ~JAS "ABOUT TO BLOIJ tv.E ~XISTLE" O!J FEI OPERATIOI!S THAT IIJOULD HAVE PROVIDED DIRECT LI!!JCS TO Tv.E S LA:· It:G S OF BLACK Ll:AD!:P.S MALCOW X AliD l1ARTitJ LUTIWR Kif;G, JR. UPI 04-19 12:29 PES ·-· EKCLOSURE I o o- <.!~ ~ t,;~ ..... I :z -: I WASHINGTON CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE ,..liDO
  • 18. I .ion I Office of Associate 0 irecl<JT • • 1!177 _ Dlrt.rtor -Mr. Held _Mr. Adams Mr. McDermott _Miss Oll'ine _ Tclcphmw Room ' l!il77 =-===-= ~ ---- 'at .,, on ;153 t 1 ;;j _Mr. Brownfield _Mr. ish -Mr. Bassett _· Mr. Cochran _Mr. Colwell _Mr. Decker _Mr. Joseph -Mr Kelleher .L I 1:15-3 aoo •153 _Mr. Illig ;~/ _Mr. Moore _ S[l('cial Investigative _Heading Room _Mail Hoom _Teletype _ Personnel Records Pr. & Sp. Mgnt. Sec. _For ipprop. Action _For Your Approval _ Initial and Return _Please Call Me _For Information _Mr. Feeney _Mr. Mack -Mr. Revell _Miss _Mrs. _Miss _ Miss ' _Mr. Malmfeldt Tietgen Mutter Downing M. Southers _Per ('onversution _!'lease See Me ''" ""' IISJ !r tl53 1212 f153 • 1153 fl5J l '153 Uh 1:11:1; lth lh IJ34 ' f212 fl~l ~52 148 fU<t cordc IUS 1, Msa nts ch flll • &247 ,,... .... raatHJn etlan m ·turn _M ------------- ;-i;. ~-~-· .. :( l _,_ --~I J. . McDermott Room 7110, Ext. 3333 <'
  • 19. FJ)-.36 <R~ 2--1~74 l "••c. D t r . Dep. oD ..._ _ f II Date : 0.. ..... s-.._ 11/18/77 c.......... _ ____ ,.._,, Pen. _ ,,.,.,,, ___ L-.,...,., __ Tr1111amal the followin• aa ----------;;;;-:-::::-;:~---:--::--.----;--;-------­ . ''"" & (Type in p/ain~%1 or cod!!) vw ___~A==I====------RT EL fPreced~nceJ letel - -- ---- - -- ---- -- ------ -- ------------- --TO: DIRECTOR, FBI oD '"•· - -' ••t. Dtr.a c.-. __ Pl ... & ..... _ ATT: Rec. Mrt. -~ S,-.t.. ... ~ Tech. Serve. _ FROM: Treittl"t - - SAC, BOSTON (66-82) PuWic AHe. OH,_ Tel .. t...ne Rm. _ Director' • S.c'y _ 0 WILLIAM C. SULLIVAN FORMER ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR ACCIDENTAL DEATH ,.. 1/ 00J ~~p Enclosed for the information of the Bureau are articles from the BOSTON GLOBE, BOSTON HERALD AMERICAN, LOWELL SUN and THE SOUTH MIDDLESEX NEWS of a reported attempt by a representative of the U. s. Hou~ Select Committee on Assassinations to obtain 4 and records of WILLIAM C. SULLIVAN. 1 tNrtosuRfl - · Bureau (Encls.) - Boston (66-82) RFB:ds (3) AR~roved: ----=--~~/( ::-:------­ _L-.,_~--V S~cial Aif~harl~ . . !1 DEC 1 219'Tij 7S- Sent - - - - - - - - - - N Per - - - - - - - - - GPO atn o - - -MJ
  • 20. (Mount Clipping in Spoco Solow) tsitllivall FBI papers sotighi by probers before his United Press International SUGAR HILL, N.H. - WIUiam Sui· · Uvan, .... e f ormer No. • man at the FBI , ... , hadn't evem ~n buried when th. US -·• ~~~ ~lect <Ammlttft on Aaaunnauons tried t.o enter hil house to Mille his papers last week, Poli~ Chief Gary Young satd yHterd•y. The commtttee failed becauu Young declared htmself caretaker of the Sulltvan house and ordered Ita investigator out o( this White Mountains hamlt>t of 3:6 p<'rsona Sullivan, 65, dted Last Nov 9 when a huntt>r from a neighboring town al· leged!y mtstook him for a deer and ahot him through the neck . .,.Robert Daniels Jr., 22. of Lisbon, faces trial today m Ltttleton Otstrtct <Aurt on a charge of tihooti'iig'~'irtfluan ~ing mtstak~n fot fune~al _, · aame. Convlctton roukl l'ftult In a fine of up to .1000 and/or a jail eentmc-e of up to one year, at tiM obcmion of the 'udc - J .,~;.. ........ ,_ ._. f a...J ~van was 1 1 a..,.. - _., 1 y .-ore the uuulnations coinmlttft durina Ita t tenn Youll Aid Clifford A = o : Jr., chief tommltt~ lnvestiaa: tor, appeand in Supr Hill last Friday while Mn. Sulltvan wu on her wa7 to Mauachusetu for ttw funeral. "He 1howed hia credenttals," Young said. "He said he hltd sub~tlal for all the papen and l'fJC:Of'Cb of Willilm C. Sullivan." Younraaid he wu incensed at t~ timina of the demaad. Sullivan's Wuhu1cton lawyer, Jo. ~~eph Cuey, a.akt unnamed penons atached to the commitWe "•uaeste<l they would like to apoiOflae for what happened." ' ..:......... (Jruit~ · nll• p.t..:•· , 11111111· n('W!'Illlll<r, l ' ll ' 111111 ' •lr '<lnl l'. l Boston Herald Boston, Nass. Boston G~obe Boston, Mass. _3_ Christian Scienc e Noni tor, Boston, h~~- Date: Edilion: .. ~ 11/18/77 MORNING Tttl t' : FORMER FBI AGENT WILLIAM C. SULLIVAN Churut•l r•~ or Clu,.,.ilidlnllu . Sul~tnilttn~o: OIT't~· t ~OST O •-I ro111>CJJ
  • 21. • • (Mount Clipping In Space Srlow) _ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - j $IIivan FBI. papers sougbj Undlcull' P<~J::•', ll.lflll' nf nC'w~p;qH·r. <"11" und ..;1:•1•'-' Boston Herald Boston, 1'-lass • .UnaO.·l['Prt>ss lntf'rnational ""'==~h•m - ~tlGAR HILL. N.H - Willutm Suill:aD:::Lne former No.3 man at the FBI, hadft'( even bN·n buned when tht-. US HoU"Se St-P(:t Com1mtt<-e on Assassmationl· tr 1t-d to enter h11 housf' lo SCizt> ha~ pa;,:r~ ltt.st WE't.'k, P_ ohcP Ch1ef Gary Youn said yesterd "Y through the nf"Ck. Robe-rt.---O~i:"_u Jr .. 22 . of Lisbor; face-t tnal today In LitllNon Dist.rict Court on a charge of shuot,ng a human btoing nust~ken ~or game. Conviction could result In a hne of up to SlOOO and/or 1 )ail sentence o( up to one yrar, at the d 1snet1on of the judge Boston Globe Boston, !-lass. 1 Sullivan was sl1tM to tMLify ~ ~re ·-Tht comm•Uee failPd because theassas..,mltionscommittH"dunngtts Y<IUng dPdarl"<i himself caretaker _of pr~nt term Young ·~ld C!ifford A. th£' Sullivan housf' and ordered lh Jn· Fenton Jr., due( committee mves~aa:a­ vHttgator out of thas White Mountamli tor, appPared in Suaar Hill last Fnday hamll't of 336 pt>rsons Yo'hile Mrs. Sulhvan was oa. hH way to Sullivan, 65. daed last No" 9 when <1. Massachusetts for the funf'ral. huntN from a ne1ghbonn~ town ai~- _ ~)*us took hm1 for a deH and shl)! 4 _,_·_.·H,..r showed has 1. Christiar. Sc1encc .1-:bni tor, Boston, he. c_r_l'<l._e_n_ai_a~~" yol!!!i !lll!c: ll/ 18/77 F..d1t1on: PM Tillc:WILLIAM C. SULLIVAN FORMER ASS' T. DIR. Chnrlll"h•r: or Clns~if11",1li•111: 67- Suhmittin~ OITu. ·t·· BOSTO.-.; I I ·, 'J FBll C'•
  • 22. -. .. f sll2!•tte nld 'he h~·~~b;.;.. t* kft Pai)HS and rerorda of 'Wtlllam C. Sullina." Y~Q~ aaicl be wu Incand • tile at th~ tJ~ of he~ · Sulllvan'a Wuhlncton ...wyer, Jo~eph Caa~y. aatd unnamed penona at· ached &o th~ committee •auU"ud • they would Ilk~ &o apolop ror wt..t bappeoed." ... '"'Ilere are no.J'BI papen" at SulU· van'a home, Cuey Aid. •1 &hJnk t.bey're Jutt despel'ae t. ret 101M wldmce wh~re then l.m't uy. '~be dUef of ~ lice t'Of'DeS out ollt a hero." •f • ., Caley pnJMd SuWvan u a man ~ ~ • , --• cou.rap. •He !'u the CllllJ _. Ia the c:uatody .of ~ 01 •wJS& WI ind blatory of tb~ bureau who .vw toD· JlaUobal ~ ~~ aWea. fronted (J. Edt•) Boowr and &old bba : ~s:dJ.-.~· ~t ~litr'riewt!d a 1a1a It wu time for blm to res1p.• Jw eaW. hoiDe lut May by S.juam a.o.ttJ. Sullivan waa fol'C'ed to retire In lt'Tl ~ ol the Crtmlaal Divtalon If 1M after a ahowdowa with Boov•. wboal b JustJce Deparaaft1. Sul1Jvw.n .... M b~ luer deacribed •• a ... aaaater dltcJAed ttduUqlMI...S a., ... nl blackmailer."At that tiroe SuUJvu W lh ) ta ln~lllfeoee lnve.Upt~ 1 • I -. . ........--- ---~ ·- · •• 'b r:;:~ • ••
  • 23. (Mount Cl ippon9 In Spoce Below) !lndu: ntr p.o.:r. noum· or nt'w,..pupc-r, t ' IIV and "tntt•. l Boston Herald Boston, Mass. 3 Boston Globe Bo:Jton, .Mass. Christian Science ~~nitor,Boston, Mc Oat~: 11/18/77 F.dllton: Titl e : . PM WILLIAM C • SULLIVAN FORMER ASS'T DIR. Ch ~~rueter : or C l nll ~tiri t· ,•iun : Suhmotlans: 67- orr..·c·· BOST O.~ P'81100
  • 24. • • -- . . (Mount Clipping in Space Below) ~England: ------------------~ JFK death prober tried to ----1 enter slain FBI man's home (lndt,·;•lt' P·'l.!•', n;uth' Of'W:-opapt"r, t'll" .111<! of stalt•./ Boston Herald Boston, Nass. 2 ~ Co "'. Boston Globe Boston, Mass. . ·sUGAR HILL, N.H. - William Sullivan the former No.3 man at the FBI, hadn't even been burled when a U.S. House assassinations panel prober tried to enter his bouse to seize his papers last week, Pollee Chief Gary Young said. The com· mlttee agent failed because Young declared himself caretaker of the SulUvan house and ordered Its Investigator out. Sullivan, 65, died when a bunter allegedly mistook him for a deer and shot him. Robert Daniels Jr., Z2, of Lisbon, races trial today tn Littleton District Court on a charge of shooting a human being mistaken for 11ame. Conviction could re_su!t m a fine of $1.000 and/~or a year m JilL Sullivan was to testify before the usasslnalons committee during Its ) liiBEIIlterm. . Goii - Christian Science Noni tor, Boston, Hi:!, 11/18/77 Dntc: ~:.<t1t1on: ·• MORNING FORMER FBI AGENT WILLIAM C, ••• Tille: , SULLIVAN Ch,.. uclc-r: . or ClnsHif~~'!"'- SuUmillinJ; OO'It.·•·: BOSTO~~ ENCLOSURE I ) . ·- ~Btl 00 J
  • 25. f'D;.l$0 (fh·v, 7-11.,..3) • • (Mount Clipping In Spoce Below) (lndteate paqe, name of aewapaper. etty and alate,) ·;:~Ass·assination'.:pr~bet,;.;~ Jrse~~::.~~!!IY*-~ piperr: SUGAR IWJ., - THE BOSl'ON HERA BOSTON MASS • - THE BOSTON GLOB BOSl'ON I MASS. I N.,..J(AP) .;., A~ ._tlfJial ~: assassina- THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE KlNITOR BOSTON, MASS, lllrmelf .. au Investigator for the Roue tions committee baJ tried lllisacefafull), Jci libIIIII'' . papers .00 roes ~ the I.te 1fllllam c.'Sulllvau, ,. former No S mau In the FBI, pollee aaJd today. ... : .. Suiar Bill Police Chief Gary Y011111 said a 11U111 who lde!ltlflecl himself u Cllfrorcl A. Fenton Jr., • . went ID Sugar Hill laat Friday, two days after 1 . Su!Uvan, 15, wu llbot fatany hlan appareqt hunUnc . accident ' · · ·. . .-!-< .•. 1. •. _~ In Washington. 0 C., aapokesman f~ the ...:U. ; ' slnatiOill committee aaid It has a staffer by the ·: · 111me ~Clifford A. Fenton Jr. But the apotesmaa would not diiCilu the nature of Fenton'• wort DDr comment 011 the report that Fentoa !lad aooe to Sua.ar Hill to let Sullivan's papen and roes. .Authorities uy SuDlvan, wM was ~ling•r : ': at the time, died wbeD another hunter mistook him for a deer. SulliYID wu walklila at th.e edp of an orcllard, near the tree line, wearlnc • bron bat .. · I and. a red plaid jacket, when be was abot. . '. '. ~ . . After an IDvestiaatioD by the. Fflll and Game ~rtment, the bunter who lbot Sullivan wu cllacged with a mlademeaaor; lhootlnt a lllunan beinl- . . ::. ·- l.·· ,. i ~-~....... - .. ':.; • . . ·- -: ; YOGJII, wbo was watchinl the SUDlvu llame wlille the family wu'oilt ~ton prtpariiiC for the hmeral, uld Fentoa told 111m he had llllbpoeu• for " . .!_lllliv&D'I bat. did DOt produce iilelJL'*.._= 1 I recorda r - - • • ., ~ - ~ • - , .. ---- ~ THE LOWELL SUN Lowell, Mass. Dato' 11/17/77 e:•u•o•' SUBURBAN SOliTi ~::~:~lement C;COSTEJ ASSASSINATION PROBER SEEKS Tul., SULLIVAN PAPERS ChQf'Gcter: or Claaalllcatlon: SlbalaJttlav OfUce: 0 BOSTON Belnq :n,eaUqated
  • 26. ro:.uo (P'I.e.,, 7-16-63) • • (Mount Cllpplnt In Spoce llelow) (Indicate poq•, nom• o( D•w•pope!r. city and •tate.) •• •.-~ ' • ' • . .. . . . . of- .... •• . - "'· ..... ,. - 'ASsassinations"' prolie into Sullivan death? . l ~ 'I • • ' · I THE CHRISTIAN -SCIENCE M:JNITOR BOSTON, MASS. I X SOUTH MIDDLESEX ~EWS- Framingham, l · Young said Fenton told blm be bad 8llbpoenas for Sullivan's records but be did oot produce them. Sullivan's famlly was out ci!Dwn to prepare lor Sullivan's funeral Saturday In Massachusetts, aDd Young said he was watch inC the famlly hOme. The chief said he was IIIM!I" shown any • poenas, and discouraged Fenloo's attempt til (let tbepapen. THE BOSTON GLOB BOSTON I MASS • . SUGAR IDLL, N.H. <APJ - A maa Identifying himself as an Investigator · for tbe · House assassinations committee has ~~~~SUCCeSSfully at. tempted to obtain papers aDd files o1 tbe late William C. Sullivan, the former No. J maa iD tbe FBI, police said today. Sugar Hill Pollee Chief Gary Young said a man 'll'llo identified himself as Clifford A. Feoloo Jr., went to Sugar Hill last Friday, two days after Sullivan was shot and kllled In a hunting accident. Authorities say Sulllvau died when anot11er hunter mistook hllll l'or a deer. Sulllvau was walklng at the edge ot ID occhard, oear the tree Une, wearing a brown bat aDd a red plaid Jacket, when the accident happened. . . . THE BOSTON HERA BOSTON MASS • - ~~. . Young critlcl!ed Fenton's appearana! In Supr ,.,._Ri::.;il:;otso ~after Sullivan's death. •. Dato' EdtHon' Author: 11/17/77 Daily ROBT. E. MOORE Ttuo, ASSASSINATIONS PROBE INTO SULLIVAl Edtto" ' 1 -'"----- DEATH Character: ., Claaalflc•tlon: Submit liD• OtHc:e: BOSTON
  • 27. ~ •. L"Er~·, .:·,J ~c- h b - J · · - ·- · :t.n£... l )•' l .. • J - l>el d~ r~l~'"~c-d LJ) f/ j Ji L uTi:~ ITFbtmer~·Eai~.i)ffiiiMt ( I 1 J l: t , 1 f/ i fa ' " ' • ~· l l ~4-fi. "•• • .- ...,41 l t"-t ! l - " • . a....L- . . ...... . ,__lllllt..;,.,j ..__ "' ._,..., ~. • sd , L .. .-.., •• t, if,l4 ,. . ' , . ,. W ........ Na . I ........... !•9,1977 • ~- "~--- ~7 • e ··~,'' ~ !; ~...~...-..;..;;-------~~~~~~-.....;.;.. • AcCi . ~~·Ki- tled:in-:Huntilf :_• g .. t :SUG~ N.H. (AP)- WllUam·c. su.ruva~ ' G lllfonnatli.t tiM iom~ rir om&J prmldid.: former No. 3 man ln the FBI, wu abot to death . feU far lhort of what the ~te ~e wu seekfnl, :r inU.. . , • , • 1. j U' r '' Wd.IJ by a bunter who apparentJy mistook him for a deer, atate FI.Jh and Game officials said. 6WUYan, 85, was shot while hunting deer ln tbe woodl near hla bome In Sugar HIU, a oomzqunity 1.n ~*them New Hampshire'• White Mou.ntalns, otfi· dallaald.. L .Autborftles Identified the other buntet_u Robert Daniell. ln hit early 201. from U.bon, 'N.H. Tbey 1Mid the accident was under illveatigaUon 'Ud no 1 ~ea bad been filed. ~- New Hampsblre'a deer ltuOD started last week. SaJiivan's survivors Include bls wife Marlon and : ! three c.hUdren. He lived In Cbeverl)', Md. 1 1 . SULLIVAN, a native or Bolton, Mus.,..retired u 'aulttant to the FBI director ln charge of lnvestJat.lonl in 1811 after a falUna-«rt with Dlree1« J. I dgar Hoover. StaiUvan bad seTVed In the buresu or aC> yean, 10 of them a1 cblef of the lnteWaece !! l· IN RECENT YEAU, SulUnn wu named a defendant ln several clviliU.Ita brouht by ladJvlduals who alleged they were ~ o6jectl of Wep1 FBI runeUianee. -. • •· When questioned about his ad!vitles by~ en, Sullivan cited the eulta u the baitl for Ilia refusal to talk about hil FBI career. ' • , SulUvan was Interviewed by lnestlaaton ·wort. • lng on the House Judiciary Comm.lttee'a lmJ)eacbmeot Inquiry agalDit Nl.zon.. Amona tbe aetJvitfea about whJch they questloned Su.lUvan were the FBJ wiretaps directed at National Security aides and newsmen u part ola Nllon admfnl Cou=4 tJon tltort to leam &be tOUra ol JeaU to tbe ae media. , ' · cUviJIOil. After retl.rina from the FBI, be became uslstr ant director' the Insurance Crt me Prevention [ lnatltute at Westport. Conn., and then dlrect.or o1 the Office of Natloeal Narcotics llltelligeaee at tbe IUJtice Department. from wbJch bt retired lD lm. , Earlier thlJ year, Sutuvan ortered tG testJty Ia beball of ~eat 1olua J. Kearney, who had beeD JD. dlcted oa c:oft5Plracy charaes In couection wttb u 1 FBI investlgatioo of anti-war groupslD the lt7Ga. 1 SullivaD'I feud with Hoover climued wbaa 1M , ( f · arrived at hiJ office ooe morn.ing and found that C( . ~) C Hoover bad ordered the loeb OD bls door cbupd. 1 . His name surfaced durin• tbe Waterpte ICaD- 1 " . '(' ) · . da1 whee It waa dia<:over-ed be wu tbe lubject ql '' • ooe ol the con venations on the White House tapes. , ;(' Prelldeftt Richard Nixon and aldea &~awed • wiMther Sullivaa ml&bt not prove a Yalaable ~ IGW'Ct Qf lllformatJon about poUtJeal IUrTefllaDc:e I ordered by earUer presldenta. Jolm W. DeaD Uaeo WhUo HouM counsel. CODtacted sutuvaa. but t 1 - or L - ~ .. -~;~.i:~191z~=l&u o7 . m. ... ")..• I l
  • 28. • I C8 I ..... Thuruuy,No•. lO. lm THE W.SHJNGTON POST IWiliiam C. Sullivan, On·c~ · - • - - dNV ~igh ~/}~ !l_itJ~, _K~lle~J!y ~unte l By J . Y. S mith - - Wul:~llOn !'oat Blatt Wrlt rr ~: -atl.act eas~~i: Will iam C. Sullivan, once the th ird· r nk ing official or the FBI and then an outspoken critic or the late · J . Ed;:ar Hoo·er and his policlea, was kill ~ In a hunti ng accident ye. tH"daY a nur hi5 home in Sugar Hlll, N.H. He was 65. Police sa id Mr. Sull ivan was ahot -.·hilt deer bunting In the Wblte Mountains. Tbey Identified the other hunter u Robert Daniels, about 20, of llibon, N.H. The lncldent was sUU under lnvestiaauon laSt nl&bt and no eharges bad been flled &~alnst Daniell. WJWam Clarence Sullivan. a farm boy from Bolton, lia.ss., entered the FBI as a special agent on AU£ 4. 1Ml. By tbe time the late J . Edg3r Hoover bad forced blm to retire on Oct. 8, J 1971, Mr. Sullivan wu the assi sta nt to tbe dlreetor for all the bureau's Investigative activities. i ms 30 years of servic-e saw enor· mow chantea ln the FBI. Ita place 1n American aroverament, and how It wu regarded bJ some other puts of the goverument-rlotably CongressanJ by some portions of the American public. ,. ~' 1 When llr. SulUvan Jolned Ole bureau, the FBI aaw ltsell-and was aeen by othera--.aa a crtme-fiJhUnr organllaUon and 11 the count.ry•s fint li.De of defense &~alnst Nu:ls and other allbveralves. By the time be lertt. the bure~u._!!!! ~m l n a under ! ------ lor vi• •• th~ ( ' ri&hls of American c!Uae.n· IY oJ. these charges 1aave alnee been llbstantiated and the myth ol Hoover hJmseiC hu been diipeUed. Mr. Sull h·an played a role in these transtonnaUons, first as a loyal lieu· tenant of Hoover who Jnitlated many Of the abuses that brfe bet.D UCOV• ered by Ccngresa and th• preaa In recent yean, ad thai u a bitter ctttJc ol bb lal.e ~Ja an Interview with · The Los Angeles Time, in .)173, Mr. Sullivu called HOO't'e( !'a lh.ltet 'bl~etmailer.• Re suggestecr that the ffrertor llad IQJt control of bimaelf aDd 11' U verg. Jnc on senility before hJa death. A ~ar later, 'Mr. SulUvu IUbmltted a paper to a m~tlng ot the Roeeoe Pound-.1metlcan Trial Lawyers Foun· daUon ln which he sald that the FBI, as then organized, posed a threlt to tbe civU Ubertlea of the country. "The weaknesses of the FBI have alwa.ya been the leadership in Wuh· ln(ton, of which I was a part for 15 years," M wrote. "I accept .my abare of the blame for Ita' urloua abort· co minas." For 10 or the 15 yean durlnC whlcb :t.tr. Sullivan deacrlbed himself u a member or tho top lcaderthip of t.!le FBI, be was an auutant director Jn charge of domestic intelligence opera· t iona. • In th is c3pacllY, Ke played a role In numerous abuaes by the FBI that hav!_bcen documented by the Senste
  • 29. • ' ~--~-------- ----~ Intelligence Committee headed by Sen. Frank Church (D·Idaho). These Include "black bag" operatlona, or On Sept. 16, l~cial 197~. the Watercate prosecutor's office wrote to Mr. Sullivan's attorney that "the spedai prosecutor has examined the evldPncc (of alleged conspiracy) projlram against such groups u the against Mr. Sullivan and bu eonKu Klux Klan, the Black Panthers cluc!ed that the evldenc:e does not and other black groups, antiwar -.·arrant the bringin& or any eriminal group• during the Vjetnam era, and c:har~e1 against Mr. SulUvan." tbe "New Left''; tbe tapplnl of the Since hla for<ed retiremeut Ia 1m, telephones of 17 members or former Mr. members of the l'ational Securlly iewSullivan repeatedly has ltated the officiall-llot tbe Council staff and of reporten, whlcb field that tbe top FBI .be bel~ _ . . &~ents-.bould were Illegal taps designed by tbe Ni.<· lble for law eomon White House to plug ne•n leaks, mltted In vlolatlona of .the bureau. tbe namo of the end a broad range o( other activitlc5 .Lut summer, he testUied before a aimed at "dissident" croups within federal rrand jul')' Ia New Yorl< that ' the United States. ha• brou&ht eharres agallllt J. The final report of the Cbureh Com- Kearney, a retired IUI)trrilor'John lhe of j mittee quotes the followiDI paasage FBI's New Y<l't field ofllce. KearDey from Mr. Sullivan's testimony: was Indicted last April ou charru ''Never once dld I hear anybody, that he helped direct mail-openiDI aDd· 'tncludJng myself, rabe the quHtion. wiretapping operations. Tb~ rase hu 'Is this course of action which we DOl yet gone to trial. ha·e agretd upon lawful, ~ it legal, :Mr. Sullivan acquired a reputaUcn is it ethical or moral!' We never fl·e through his career in the FBI u an any thought to this line of reasoning •..' Intellectual and an expert on commubecause we were just naturally prag· Diam. Hi1 views on the Comunilt Party matir;." of the t:.S.A. led to his break with For his part In this "pragmatism," Hoo•·er. In 1970, Mr. Sullivan told a l!r. Sullivan was ln,·estlpted exten· mC'e'tine: of United Press International sh•ely by the Watergate special pros· edito~ that "radical Ol'I~Diutions," ecutor's office. The question was this: such a.s the Weathermen faction of the had Mr. Sullivan conspired to remoYc Students for a Dtmocratic Sorlety, pre· from FBI fUea the ao-ealled "Kissin- sented a greater threat to tbe country ger'' wiretaps on the 17 National than the Communirtl. Security Council aides and reporten Hoover reportedly remonstrated for the purpose of eonc:ealing these: with Mr. Sullivan on the around that ups from U.S. Dlmiet Jud&e W. Matt the FBI's budget was based on the Byrne? alleged threat ot communism, and Judge Byrne wu presiding over tbe' that Mr. Sullivan's remarks under· trial of Danlel Ellsburg, who released : cut this position. Mr. Su1llvan df'tbe famoua "Pent&IDn papen" lc! .the cllned to retract his statements and preaa In 1970. When It was Jearned told him that Hoover himaeiC knew that .EI!abure had been overheard on · them to be true. one of these tapa, Judge Byrne dis· Aner leavin& the FBI, Mr. Sullivan I mJssed tbe ebargcs lll:&lnst blm. worlred briefly 1n private lndultry and In faet, Mr. Sullh·an had ~mo·ed then returned to the Justice Depvt· these files from tbe FBI just before ment to worJr on a drug enforcement be went into retirement, and turned projecL In recent years he Juld Jived ~l'l:em over to Robert C. Mardian, a ID retirement in New Hampshire, alormcr assistant attorney gereral in thouab be was still a party to various barge of internal security. Tbe flies d"il 1uits gro•inc out of FBI abwea nd~ up in the Nixon White House. at tbe time or bis death. I Mr. Sullivan u.id later that be had Survivors Include hls wife, Marlon, , and two sons, Anttrew 1nd William, aken the files because be feared that all of the home in SU&&r Hill, and a oover would try to use them to daughter, Mn. Mark D. Tuttle, of l'resldent Nixon Into Simsbury, Conn. i'ftl!bvoorln his job Indefinitely. burglaries carried out by FBI agentr; "Cointelpro,." the counterintelligence l j ~ ~ l/
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  • 31. •- t I I ... .-. .J 313 1815 .Q o~E I BS Lc 0 0917.. 0Z NOV 77 r,.. :: . ._ / _ D:e-·:·s ~ ~ CLEAR ATTENTION CLARENCE M. K£LLEY, DIRECTOR} Wll.LIAM C. /StLLIVAN, FORMER ASSISTANT TO THE DlnECTOR; ACCIDENTAL DEATH RE SAC, BOSTON TELEPHONE CALL TO THE 0 !RECTOR, NOVE~ER 9, 19 7 7. SHORTLY AF'TER 9aC0 AM, NOVEMBER 9, 1977, LT. COL. PAUL .. O'LEARZ, N EW HA ·JPSHIRE STATE POLICE, ADVISED SAC, BOSTON, C. SULLIVAN HAD BEEN ACCIDENTLY SHOT AND KILLED IN A HUNTING ACCIDENT AT APPROXIMATELY-tizJe AM THIS MORNING IN THE VICINITY OF' HIS HOME AT SUGAR HILL, N.H. LT. COL. O'LEARY IN)lCATED THAT MR. Stn.LIVAN HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE NECK BY A ' 30 06 RIF'LE BY A YOUNG HUNTER WHO IS THE SON OF A CORPORAL ON ,. THE H. H. STATE POtiCE. AT THE TIME Of THE CALL, LT. COL. O'LEARY ~ .. . I L 3' ,t _ _ Tra• ' 1 -Pcr: r •, 0!1.Te. • b?:N "~~~:;::;z:, ' / ~ ILLIAM · ~­ S;:l.:: l r-v Tt> 't S ~··•­ " TO DIRECTOR IMMEDIATE THAT c· PLr."' . : - F'a'1 BOSTON ( 66-62> BT r-:··-.-- - . l.c J:t' NOV 2 81977 ,-{' 9 I~U ~u I:J // ·'
  • 32. ' i. • TWO 'as STATED MRS, SULLIVAN HAD NOT YET BEEN ADVISED OF THE DEATH OF' HER HUSBAND. FORMER SA TIMOTHY M, CASEY, JH,, ADVISED THE BOSTON OFFICE AT 10130 AM THIS MORNING THAT HE At{) CHIEF OF' POl.ICE GAHY YOUNG, SUGAR HILL, N. H, PO HAD INFORMED MRS, MARION SULl.IVAN, DECEDENT'S CONCERNING THE ACCIDENT. WIF'E, At-U MR. SUl.Ll.IVAN WAS ACCIDENTLY SHOT KILLED BY ANOTHER HUNTER, ROBERT DANIELS, JH,, TWENTY-YEAH OLD SON OF A CORPORAL OF THE N, H, STATE POl.ICE, ACCORDING TO FORMER SA CASEY BASED ON COMMENTS FHOM MRS, SULLIVAN, IHC: BODY WILL BE HAt{)LED BY THE ROSS FUNERAL HOME, LITTLETON, N.H., At{) MR. SULLIVAN WILL BE BURIED IN A FAMILY PLOT AI HLDSON, MASS, THE BUREAU WILL BE FURNISHED SPECIFIC FUNERAL DETAILS AS SOON AS ASCERTAINED, SA THl::ODORE N. GOI:lLl::, CONCORD, N, H, RA IS ENROUTE TO SUGAR HILL WHERE HE WILL MEET FORMER SA CASEY AND WILL OFFER TO MRS, SULLIVAN ANY ASSISTANCE SHE MAY NEED AT THIS TIME, IT IS TO BE NOTED THAT BOTH SA GOBLE AND FORMER SA CASEY ARE GOOD FRIENDS OF MH, SUI..l.IVAN At{) ARE ALSO FRIENDLY WITH MRS, SULLIVAN, APPiWPitlATE BUREAU REPRt:SENTATION, INCLUu ING THE SAC, WILL ..
  • 33. ., . • •• • • PAGE THREE BS 66·82 CLEAR BE PRESENT AT THi FUNERAL. BUREAU WILL BE KEPI ADVISED OF ANY PERTINENT DETAILS. BT ..
  • 34. • • • I llf.OIHH 3140 13PI PP HQ DE BS P 092245Z NOV 77 FM BOSTON (66•R2) TO DI~ECTOR PR!ORITY BT <1. EA~ I J ATTEm'ION QARENCE M. KELLEY, D nECTOR lriiLL IAM c-(~ IVAN, ¢ ' FORMER ASSISTANT TO THE Dl'~ECTOR, AL D E ATH ·-· C'" .. """''" ,~._ RE BOSTON TT NOI/fMBER 9, 1977 AND SAC, BOSTON TELCALL TO INSPECTOR BOYNTON NOIEMB~ 9, 1977. P,l ACCORDANCF: JITH ROUTINE P!lACT ICE IN THE STATE OF' NHJ HA"'PSHIPE, AN AUTOPSY WAS SCHEDULED TO BE CONDUCTED ON MR. Sl"-L IVAN'S BODY TCD.~Y AT THE MARY HITCHCOCK HOSPITAL, REC-1'3 I ... _-"-·'_L __ _, ~'1:7 ·• .x~ / ) ' - ~-~ HANOVF:R, NEW HAMPSHIRE, A MEMORIAL-~ERVICE 'I.e FOR MR. Stn..LIVAN IS AT SEVEN PM, TI{{JqSDAY, NOI/fMBER 10, 1977, AT llO"'E, LITTLETON,' NEW HAMPSHIRE. !977, THF BOOY lrii..L BE MASSACHUSF:TTS. RE~Ovrn SCHEDLJ..EQ~)~();_F!j: 'l'ifE-~OSS 1 !f'f1:D FUNERAL-- _j ON I'll lflAY MORNING, NOI/fMBER ' ' , ' II, TO THE TIGHE FUNERAL HOME, HUDSON, :tf THE BODY ARR lIES EARLY ENOOOH, THERE WILL I - . t . .... ___ - ~
  • 35. • • • PAGE TWO B S 66-82 CLEAR VIEWING HO!RS FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AND IF' NOT, POSITIVELY FRIDAY EVENING. A F'UNERAL MASS IS SCHED !.LED TO BE HELD SATt.IWAY MORNING, NOWMBER 12, 1977, AT ST. MICHAEL •s ROMAN CATHOLIC • THE TIME OF' THE MASS HAS STILL NOT CHlRCH, HUDSON, MASSACHUSETTS. BEEN DETERMINED BlTT WR.L PROBABLY BE EITHER TEN AM OR ELEVEN AM. BtR !AI.. WR.L BE AT THE SULLIVAN F'AMILY PLOT IN ST. MICHAEL"S CE"lET ARY, HI.() SON. SAC, BOSTON WR.L GO TO SUGAR HILL, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THURSDAY MORNING, At{) PER 9:l NAI..L Y CONTACT MRS. SULLIVAN A NO AGAIN E XI' END THE SERVICES OF' T 1£ BOSTON OHICE TO HER. ffiA THO"lAS H. HANNIGAN AND RA THEODORE N. GOBLE, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE RA, HAVE BEEN AT SU3AR HILL THROUGHOUT TODAY. SA GOBLE WILL REMAIN AT SlJ3AR HILL OVERNIGHT AND MEET WITH SAC, BOST 0 N, T Hrn &> AY I'IOR NI NG. SUGAR HILL IS A GOOD F'OUR -HOUR DR IVF. FROM ROSTON. ANY ADDITIONAL PERTINENT INF'ORMATION DEVELOPED WILL BE PRil'!PTLY F'ORo/ARDED TO THF. BUREAU. ASSOCIATED PRESS CAP> CONTACTED SAC, BOSTON TODAY AND REQUESTED TO KNOW IF' Tl£ FBI WAS COM:> LCTING AN INVESTIGATION INTO MR. SULLIVAN"S DEATH IN VIE/ OF' THE F'ACT THAT FBI AGENTS WERE PRESENT AT St.nAR
  • 36. .... - PAGE THREr BS 6~82 C1.EAR Hn.L, NEW HAMPSHIRE. AP WAS AD VISF:D BY T HE SAC THAT THE PRESENCE Of" THE AGE NT S WAS MERELY TO AfFORD THE SERVICES OF" THE BOSTON DIVISION TO MRS . SULLIVAN IN HER ~UR Or SORROW BECAUSE OF" MR. SlLLIVAN 'S LONG AFFIL !AT ION WITH THE FBI AND THAT SAC WISHED • IT TO BE FIRMLY UM)~ STOOD THAT THE FBI WAS COND UCT lNG NO .. INVESI' IGATION OF' ANY KIND INTO MR. SU LLIVAN'S DEATH. BT { t --- - . ...

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