Real Name: Jamie Scott Enyart
Date: June 5, 1968
Location: Los Angeles, California
Details: On June 5, 1968, fifteen-year-old photographer Scott Enyart was at the Ambassador Hotel, taking pictures for his high school newspaper, when senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. Enyart claims that he took a total of three rolls of film: the first depicted Robert Kennedy before he started his speech; the second depicted Kennedy's speech and the shooting; and the third depicted the pandemonium in the ballroom after the shooting. Enyart claims that later during the night of the shooting, police officers chased him down and confiscated his rolls of films and negatives, presumably in order to use the photos as evidence. At around 3AM, Enyart was brought in for questioning. After Sirhan Sirhan's conviction, the LAPD told Scott that they had his photographs. They told him that his photographs, along with all of the other evidence and documents, would be sealed for twenty years.
In 1988, he wrote to the LAPD asking for the return of the photos. However, they claimed that they lost them a few months after the shooting. They believed that the photographs had been destroyed. Enyart then filed a lawsuit against the police. Police later found a sheet of negatives that they believed were his. However, he claims that he shot more than one roll of film, and that he used a different type of film than the one shown. In 1991, Enyart found a photograph of several people in the pantry shortly after the shooting. He believes that he is at the top of the picture, holding a camera and standing on the table. However, the police do not believe that the person in the photograph was Scott.
Scott continued to press his case against the LAPD. In January of 1996, the city attorney's office hired a private courier to transfer the negatives from the archives in San Francisco to Los Angeles. After arriving in Los Angeles, the courier rented a car to drive to the courthouse. Along the way there, he got a flat tire that was apparently slashed by a knife. He then pulled into a service station. Within the next ten minutes, the briefcase containing the negatives was stolen. Many believe that Scott Enyart's photographs hold the key to the controversy over who really shot Robert Kennedy.
Suspects: It is unknown who may have stolen the negatives from the courier, but some believe that it may have been a conspiracy to keep the real truth about the shooting from being revealed.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the May 3, 1996 episode.
Results: Unresolved. In August of 1996, a Los Angeles jury awarded Scott Enyart $465,000 in his claim against the city. The jury believed that Enyart was in the pantry when Kennedy was shot and that he took three rolls of film. The city was found to be negligent in returning the photographs that the police had confiscated. Despite this, the photographs have never been found.
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