INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

IT WASN'T "SUICIDE" - IT WAS MURDER
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM INVESTIGATION
FINDS - NAVY CPO JOHN "KEITH" BEMIS DIDN'T
SHOOT HIMSELF WITH 40 CALIBER HANDGUN
AUTOPSY PHOTOGRAPHS OBTAINED BY MCC
SHOW WHAT LOOKS LIKE .22 BULLET EXIT
WOUND TO BACK OF HEAD - WHY THE
COVER-UP? - WE SAY RE-OPEN INVESTIGATION

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NAVY CPO JOHN "KEITH" BEMISNavy Chief Petty Officer (P) John "Keith" Bemis had everything to live for. The 30 year-old career serviceman loved his job on the USS Independence and looked forward to many more years in uniform, perhaps retiring as a master chief someday - a goal he confided to friends.

Bemis had an excellent service record and many friends, both in and out of the Navy. Except for one.

On August 7, 2012, a deputy from the San Diego Sheriff's Office arrived at the chief's condo in Spring Valley, Calif. and discovered his dead body lying on the floor. He allegedly had shot himself in the mouth with a 40 caliber handgun.

There was no "suicide" note.

BIG CLUE FROM ONE OF AUTOPSY PHOTOS

When we were contacted by Keith's grief-stricken parents and agreed to investigate this case, we requested color photographs of the autopsy and death scene.

We also interviewed people who knew the chief well and could give us insight into what might have happened and who killed him. More about that later. But we have to tell you it is our editorial policy decision not to publish names here because of the possibility of retaliation of any kind.

You can be assured these names are on file, and these are real people.

The first thing that jumped out at us, besides no suicide note, despite CPO Bemis having a close and loving relationship with his parents, was the photograph of the back of his head.

While the "official story" claims Bemis shot himself in the mouth with a powerful handgun, there is no way such a blast would have failed to blow off a good part of the chief's head!

To spare his family and loved ones any more suffering, we are not going to publish that picture here, although you can be sure we have possession of it. That is to let the NCIS know, as well as the San Diego Sheriff's Dept. and county medical examiner, that we can prove what we say.

Some of our staff are very experienced with firearms, and all came to the conclusion the bullet "exit wound" from the back of Bemis' head was made by a small caliber slug. A .22 is weapon of choice for those who want to cleanly "execute" a targeted human being.

A VERY "HURRIED" INVESTIGATION, PARENTS TOLD

There are other facts that cast doubt on the accuracy or integrity of the medical examiner's report.

One would think that a man who would blow his brains out, might be just a little bit despondent. Yet an hour or so before his death, Bemis sent a girlfriend the following text

HEY, HOW ARE YOU DOING? HAVE A GOOD DAY. TALK TO YOU LATER.

Another CPO and close friend of Bemis told us Keith was "upbeat and focused on the future." He had no money problems. There was only one cloud on the horizon, the chief said . . . a female obsessed with the good-looking serviceman, who reportedly gave Bemis "the creeps."

This was verified by Miss D. T. from San Antonio, Tex. who had dated the chief and remained a close friend to him up to the time of his death.

NUTCASE FEMALE "INFATUATED" WITH BEMIS

"A neighbor of his, a weird female, was just infatuated with Keith," D. T. said. "She even had a shrine at her door with a poster board of Keith with pictures and hearts plastered all over it."

The Texas woman told a MCC investigator "There were candles, a Bible, a brick cross, a glass of water, and a glass of alcohol as part of the Santaria shrine."

Bemis told shipmates he was freaked out by the woman's obsession, and had no intention of having a serious relationship with her.

It is curious that the chief's black laptop computer and Christian cross he always wore around his neck were missing when the sheriff's deputy arrived. They are still unaccounted for to this day.

HOW DID HIS KILLER GET INSIDE?

There was only one set of keys for a two deadbolt lock on his front door.

Could Bemis have been followed into his condo by someone laying in wait for him? Was he forced at gun-point to lay flat on the floor and shot in the head by someone so whacked out that they decided if they couldn't have him, no one else would?

We mentioned the larger caliber handgun found at the death scene. Our investigation turned up several highly suspicious facts about this weapon. First of all, if the handgun had been inserted into Keith's mouth, like the medical examiner contends, why wasn't there any significant blood "blow-back" on the weapon? And why did the bullet hole found in the ceiling fail to match-up at the right angle, if Bemis had shot himself? It was "off" by at least three feet.

If the CPO didn't pull the trigger - any gun can be placed in a dead person's hand to make it look like he or she had "fired" it - someone else did. And in that case, the hurried, rush-to-judgment "official verdict" of "suicide" is specious at the very least. He couldn't have died by is own hand.

As a result of our probe, documents furnished us by the family and other sources, we demand that an investigation be re-opened into the death and that this time, the NCIS get actively involved.

If anyone out there knows anything that might be of interest to us or the family, please, contact MCC at once. Your identity will be protected on request. Thank you.

 

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