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Frank Olson

Real Name: Frank Olson
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: New York City, New York
Date: November 28, 1953


Details: Frank Olson was a biochemist working for the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland in the 1950s. As Deputy Acting Head of Special Operations for the CIA, he was investigating the use of psychoactive drugs when on November 28, 1953, he seemed to have a nervous breakdown and jumped to his death from the window of a 13 story hotel in New York. Since then, there are rumors that Olson made have been unknowingly used to test LSD and that unknown people in the government might have been responsible. Over forty years later, Frank's children still want to find out what really happened to their father.

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The Wwindow from which Frank reportedly jumped.

Suspects: Dr. Robert Lashbrook
Extra Notes: This segment originally aired on the September 25, 1994 episode of Unsolved Mysteries .
Results: Unsolved. In 1994, Franks's son, Eric, had his father's body exhumed. Analysis showed that Frank had suffered blunt force trauma to his head before death in a state suggestive of homicide. Based on these findings, the Manhatten District Attorney's office open a homicide investigation into the case, but there was not enough evidence to bring charges.

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