Reclusive girlfriend of Lee Harvey Oswald to make rare appearance in New Orleans for JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary
Judyth Vary Baker is the author of ME AND LEE: How I Came To Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald. She will be the featured speaker at a one-day symposium at Loyola University’s Miller Hall, Room 114 on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon, in New Orleans. The symposium is sponsored by Trineday Publishing and Attorney Stuart H. Smith and will feature other JFK researchers and authors.
Judyth Vary Baker knew Lee Harvey Oswald in the summer of 1963 and says that he did not kill President Kennedy. In fact, she reports that Oswald admired Kennedy, and actually risked his own life to try to save the President from a ring determined to murder him. Baker reports that on July 29, 1963 Oswald told her that there was a real conspiracy to kill JFK and that he was afraid that he was being set up to take the blame for the murder. The following month, Oswald participated in several public incidents which were intended to make him look pro-Castro. Both Oswald and Kennedy were murdered in November.
But Baker’s book reveals an even broader story. She had received advanced training in handling cancer-causing viruses and was brought to New Orleans in April 1963 to work on a secret project – one involving cancer. Oswald was sent to New Orleans to assist her. Both were given cover jobs at Reily Coffee Company and lived near each other. Baker, Oswald, and several doctors, developed a cancerous biological weapon that summer, one supposedly intended to kill Cuba’s Fidel Castro. They tested it on a patient and killed him.
After three months of almost daily contact between Judyth (age 20) and Oswald (age 23), they became entangled in an intimate relationship, though both were married to others. Through Oswald, Judyth met David Ferrie, Jack Ruby, Clay Shaw, and several other names common to JFK conspiracy literature.
Her book, published in 2010, has since garnered a strong following in the JFK research community. “It’s an enthralling Cold War spy saga stretching from Sputnic to the JFK assassination,” says publisher Kris Millegan, “and she has received over 100 five-star reviews on Amazon.com.”
One of the most knowledgeable and experienced JFK researchers is Jim Marrs, author of NY Times Best-seller Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy. After studying her story in detail and interviewing Judyth several times, Marrs described her contribution as “the impassioned unflinching voice of Judyth Vary Baker.”
“Stunning,” said Former Governor Jesse Ventura, who hosts the TV series American Conspiracies and ranked it among his six favorite conspiracy reads, adding that, “her book shows beyond any doubt that (Oswald) was clearly a government agent.”
Ms. Baker’s story was also featured in Dr. Mary’s Monkey by Edward T. Haslam which investigated the death of Dr. Mary Sherman, a doctor who participated in the same bio-weapon project. Haslam devoted two chapters to examining Baker’s iconoclastic tale in 2007 and concluded that she was credible.
Oct. 19, 2013 will be Judyth’s first public appearance in New Orleans in over 10 years. The date commemorates Oswald October 18th birthday; he would be 74. Judyth lives abroad for safety reasons.
The event is open to the public, but registration is required. A $20 admission charge includes Ms. Baker’s book or another title by Trineday Books about the JFK assassination. Seating is limited. To reserve your space, go to http://trineday.com/Loyola.
Phone inquiries: 800.556.2012 Please contact Kris Millegan at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.