A Princess Diana murder investigation hasn’t been opened. In fact, despite statements to the contrary, a new Princess Diana death investigation hasn’t been re-opened either.
London’s Metropolitan Police Service (also known as Scotland Yard) set a thousand conspiracies on fire Saturday when they admitted that they had received new information about Princess Diana.
They said they’re looking at the material, which they refused to describe, saying only that they were still trying to determine if it was either credible or relevant to a new Princess Diana murder investigation. “This is not a re-investigation,” Scotland Yard said in their statement to ABC News and other media sources.
Maybe not. But the mere hint that British police are opening a new file about Princess Diana’s death has created a media frenzy.
UK newspaper The Telegraph has poured fuel on the flame with its reporting on what Scotland Yard is actually looking at. They say police got a claim that a Special Air Service (SAS) British soldier killed Princess Diana.
The rumor has gained steam during a trial of an SAS sniper who has been convicted on illegal weapons charges. Another accused soldier’s parents-in-law reportedly claimed that their son had told his wife that the SAS was somehow involved in killing Princess Diana.
In other words, some guys on trial for illegal weapons charges spewed a lot of random noise into their own investigations.
Scotland Yard is welcome to check out this tittle tattle, I suppose. I’m an American, so it isn’t my tax dollar at work.
But it’s interesting that the Metropolitan Police keep finding ways to look into cold cases in lovely tourist spots like Paris and Portugal.
On August 31, 1997 drunk driver Henri Paul was at the wheel of the car going more than 85 miles per hour fleeing photographers when it slammed into a concrete pillar in a Paris, France tunnel. Paul, Princess Diana, and her friend Dodi Al Fayed were killed.
It would seem to be a straight-forward drunk-driving accident.
It’s my guess that any new Princess Diana murder investigation is a complete waste of time. What do you think?