TV leg­end Ge­orge Reeves was killed by older lover he jilted for a sex kit­ten


EX­PLO­SIVE new foren­sic ev­i­dence re­veals Su­per­man ac­tor Ge­orge Reeves didn’t com­mit sui­cide — he was mur­dered — and a GLOBE in­ves­ti­ga­tion has un­cov­ered the sor­did truth be­hind the “per­fect crime” and sin­is­ter cover-up of nearly 60 years!

Long-lost in­ves­tiga­tive re­ports about con­di­tions in Reeves’ blood-splat­tered Hol­ly­wood Hills home re­veal the hand­some TV star’s fe­ro­ciously jeal­ous lover — mar­ried Toni Man­nix — blew his brains out in 1959 in a bizarre Fa­tal At­trac­tion–style slaugh­ter.

But pos­ses­sive Toni, who Ge­orge dumped for a younger play­mate, got away with the mur­der! Her hubby, Ed­die Man­nix, was Hol­ly­wood’s famed mobbedup “fixer” and the death scene was staged to look like sui­cide to save his way­ward wife.

“There’s no ques­tion now Ge­orge Reeves was mur­dered!” says a source, who ex­am­ined se­cret foren­sic doc­u­ments.

“The cold-blooded killer was Toni Man­nix. She was be­hind the whole thing! Ob­sessed Toni couldn’t let him go.”

An at­tor­ney close to the case tells GLOBE: “There were a LOT of prob­lems with the scene of Reeves’ death!”

In the early morn­ing hours of June 16, 1959, the 45-year-old star of Ad­ven­tures of Su­per­man, which aired from 1952 to 1958, was dis­cov­ered ly­ing naked on the bed in a pool of blood. A slug blew his brains out. Blood and brain mat­ter were splat­tered on the wall — but the fa­tal bul­let was dug out of the ceil­ing.

The au­topsy re­port said Reeves put his .30 cal­iber Ger­man Luger pis­tol near his right tem­ple and pulled the trig­ger.

Dy­ing in­stantly, he fell back onto the mat­tress. The gun fell to his feet and the shell was found un­der­neath his corpse.

Los An­ge­les po­lice and the county coro­ner called Reeves’ death an open-and­shut case of sui­cide. They quickly closed the shabby in­ves­ti­ga­tion that failed to take pho­tos of the crime scene — or look for fin­ger­prints!

But the at­tor­ney, who has asked not to be iden­ti­fied, dis­closes star­tling new foren­sic ev­i­dence: “Ge­orge had no pow­der burn marks on his hands or face,” which he would have if he’d held the gun against his head and pulled the trig­ger.

In­cred­i­bly, three bul­let holes were found in the bed­room — in­di­cat­ing some­one else fired the Luger.

“How did the death bul­let end up in the ceil­ing while the shell cas­ing rested un­der­neath his body?” asks the at­tor­ney. “None of this makes any sense!”

Reeves’ body was quickly au­top­sied and em­balmed. But his mom, He­len Bes­solo,

For­mer Ziegfeld Girl Toni Man­nix was fu­ri­ous at be­ing dumped by the dash­ing Man of Steel

The coro­ner ruled the cause of death was sui­cide and of­fi­cials quickly closed the in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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