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- Posted on Sep 15th 2009 11:30AM by John D. Luerssen
Sam Cutler claims the band's now-deceased driver, Tom Keylock, was responsible. Keylock allegedly wheedled a deathbed confession some 16 years ago out of his friend, Frank Thorogood, a builder working at Jones' house who immediately became a prime suspect in the case.
While there is no hard evidence tying either Keylock or Thorogood to the rocker's death in his own swimming pool, Cutler claims Keylock behaved suspiciously in the ensuing days, removing or destroying items at Jones' estate. Cutler also says Keylock was the only suspect in a private investigation that Allen Klein, the Stones' manager at the time, commissioned because he had little confidence in the local police.
"He investigated Brian's murder with all the resources he had available to him and Klein thought that Brian had been murdered," Cutler wrote on his blog. "Tom Keylock was the prime (and only) suspect named in that report." Keylock and Klein both died this past July, leaving Jones' passing -- officially deemed "Death by misadventure" -- a long-standing mystery. When pressed for a statement by Reuters, representatives for Klein's ABKCO Music label and the Stones declined to comment.
As for Keylock's motive, Cutler told Reuters in an interview, "My gut feeling is that he was ripping Brian off on some
level or another."