The body of US president John F Kennedy should be exhumed for analysis by forensic experts to see if he was the victim of a military-style ambush by several assassins, a British author said last night.
John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 22 1963 in Dallas, Texas.
Matthew Smith's call is backed by Cyril Wecht, America's former top pathologist who once led the country's academy of forensic sciences.
Mr Wecht sensationally discovered the president's brain was missing when he conducted an examination of highly sensitive autopsy evidence, but says his skull and remains should still be available for analysis.
As the world remembers the 50th anniversary of the assassination this Friday, Mr Taylor says the macabre demand could finally resolve the greatest mystery of the past century.
Highly respected Mr Wecht has written a foreword for Mr Taylor's fifth book on the tragedy, called simply Who Killed Kennedy?
Retired college lecturer Mr Smith has spent decades analysing all known information and is convinced Lee Harvey Oswald, 24, was not the real killer.
Mr Smith writes: "First, the members of the Kennedy family who have records placed in their protection must reveal those for public scrutiny.
"Second, as painful as it may be, President Kennedy's remains must be exhumed and re-examined, this time by the top pathologist in the nation. We will then learn about the direction of the gunfire, which will result in a decision on whether a new, thorough investigation is warranted.