The Assassination of Robert Kennedy
Who Was the Girl in the Polka Dot Dress?
The strongest evidence that Sirhan had accomplices are no less than fourteen witnesses who all talked about a girl in a polka-dot dress. A 20-year-old Youth for Kennedy volunteer immediately reported seeing such a girl, both to the press and the police. Earlier in the night, Sandra Serrano said, shed observed a young woman dressed in a white dress with black or dark-blue polka dots, walking up a back stairway of the hotel. She was with two men, one well-dressed in a white shirt and gold sweater, and the other rather disheveled and short with black bushy hair, who was likely Sirhan.
Then, after the assassination, Serrano saw the same girl running down a fire escape out of the hotel and shouting, We shot him! We shot him! We shot Kennedy! Later, an LAPD interrogator put heavy pressure on Serrano to recant her story, which she did at the time. But when Serrano was interviewed again 40 years later, she stuck to what shed originally said. And she wasnt the only one who reported seeing something like this. Police Sergeant Paul Sharaga, who was in the hotels back parking lot six minutes after the shooting, also heard a young couple run past yelling about having killed Kennedy. He put out an APB. But Sharaga said that when he went to look for the three copies he made of his report two weeks later, they had vanished.
Sirhan himself said: I met the girl and had coffee with her. She wanted heavy on the cream and sugar. After that I dont remember a thing until they pounced on me in that pantry. Could it be that the girl said some key word or phrase that triggered his amnesia?
[ Conspiracies We're Following ]
[ Chapters ]
- A New World, Kennedy Style
- The Physical Evidence of RFK's Assassination
- Thane Eugene Cesar, the Security Guard Who Couldn't
- Who Was the Girl in the Polka Dot Dress?
- The LAPD, a CIA Lapdog