The actress was plagued with many a scandal during her life, most notably her alleged affairs with both Robert F. Kennedy and then-President John F. Kennedy, which caused many to link her death to the U.S. government.
Throughout her ground-breaking career, Monroe was said to have grappled with life in the public eye and struggled with addiction. Her psychotherapist ended up prescribing her barbiturates to treat her depression and anxiety.
On August 4th, 1962, her body was discovered surrounded by pills at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. The death was ruled as a probable suicide as a result of a barbiturates overdose.
But one of the original officers on scene, Jack Clemmons, felt that something was wrong from the get-go, citing that the scene looked undeniably staged, according to him.
And now, a new docuseries could shine some light on the mysterious circumstances surrounding the starlet's death.
The filmmakers at ZDF Enterprises claim they have discovered new evidence, both in the form of forensics and a testimony that could prove foul play was involved in her death.
The new evidence will be presented in an episode of Cold Case: History.
The six-part series will feature some other high-profile mysteries that have been the subject of conspiracy theories, including the mysterious death of sex worker Rosemarie Nitribitt in 1957, who had been linked to many members of German's high society, and even the death of Ramses III who was brutally murdered over 3,000 years ago.
Vice-president of ZDFE.unscripted, Ralf Rueckauer, said in a statement: "Developing this series has been an exciting journey with each episode unravelling a mystery. It's been fascinating to see modern-day forensics at work dispelling age-old theories, particularly in the case of Marilyn Monroe, where we have unearthed new evidence and testimony."
The show, which alludes to 'narrowing the circle possible perpetrators', is still currently being produced, with an air-date yet to be confirmed.