M E M O R A N D U M
The woman known to assassination researchers as "Rose Cheramie"
February 23, 1967
TO: JIM GARRISON, DISTRICT ATTORNEY
FROM: DET. FRANK MELOCHE and SGT. FENNER SEDGEBEER
RE: STATEMENT OF MR. A. H. MAGRUDER
My name is A. H. MAGRUDER and I live at 4312 Duplessis Street, Parkchester Apartments. My phone number is 282-7542, answering service 947-2181. I am 47 years old and self-employed as a manufacture representative.
During the Christmas holidays, that date being Christmas of 1963 to New Years [sic] of 1964, I returned from a hunting trip with DR. VICTOR J. WEISS who at the time was Clinical Director of East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, Louisiana. We were sitting at my home near St. Francisville, Louisiana, just having a big bull session and he related the story that I am going to tell you. This is in connection with the KENNEDY assassination.
DR. WEISS said that prior to the KENNEDY assassination by several days, that the Louisiana State Police had picked up a woman on Highway 190 near Eunice, Louisiana, and that she had apparently been thrown out of an automobile from her physical appearance. The police thought that she was psychic [sic] so they took her to the East Louisiana State Hospital. DR. WEISS gave her a thorough physical and psychiatric examination and determined that she was a narcotic addict and was having withdrawal symptoms. She told him that she worked as a dope runner for JACK RUBY. I believe she also mentioned that she worked in the night club for RUBY and that she was forced to go to Florida with another man whom she did not name to pick up a shipment of dope to take back to Dallas, that she didn't want to do this thing but she had a young child and that they would hurt her child if she didn't. She and this male companion of hers got into some kind of argument or fight and he beat her up and pushed her out of the car. She also told DR. WEISS that the President and other Texas Public officials were going to be killed on their visit to Dallas. Dr. Weiss said that he didn't really pay much attention to a woman of this type until after the assassination occurred at which time he went back to this woman who was still in the hospital and had further conversation with her. Now this was also after RUBY had killed OSWALD and she did say that she had seen OSWALD sitting at the same table at RUBY's club but didn't elaborate any further. About two nights later the FBI [sic] came to East Louisiana State Hospital and picked this woman up and DR. WEISS had to sign the papers for her release at that time. That's about all. I've given you DR. WEISS' address and phone number.
VICTOR J. WEISS, MD
Medical Arts Bldg.
San Antonio, Texas
Phone 512 / CA-5403
Res. 234 Weather Cock Rd.
Phone OL 5-0089
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