Malcolm X’s daughter was found deceased in her home, and it was a sad story all the way around, no question about that…
Malcolm X and his wife Betty Shabazz had six daughters, and these sisters were pivotal in getting the case of their father’s murder reopened.
It was just days after two men were exonerated in the case of the 1965 murder of Malcolm X that Malikah Shabazz was found passed away in her Brooklyn home. Indeed, there have been plenty of previous reports on Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam, who were two of the three men who were convicted of assassinating Malcolm X. However, they had their cases overturned after a two-year investigation.
They paroled Aziz in 1985 after spending 22 years behind bars, and Islam would ultimately die in prison in 2009. There is no question that the timing of Shabazz’s death has already aroused the suspicions of conspiracy theorists, and they immediately got to work typing away online regarding it. However, ABC New York 7 said at the time (November 22) that “the death didn’t appear suspicious.” It’s a bit ironic that Shabazz passed away on the same date that President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, however.
Shabazz was found by her daughter, but further information regarding this incident was held close to the chest for a long period of time.
Insider added that the six daughters of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz who first requested that there should be a new investigation into the Civil Rights leader’s death. Nevertheless, there were several authorities in law enforcement who allegedly resisted this.
Their convictions were reviewed after Malcolm X’s daughters requested that the investigation of their father’s murder should be reopened in light of new evidence. They cited a deathbed letter from a former policeman accusing both the FBI and the New York police of murdering their father, according to the BBC.
The New York Medical Examiner’s office determined that Malcolm X’s daughter died inside her Brooklyn home due to natural causes.”This is a natural death of undetermined cause and there is no suspicion of foul play,” the medical examiner’s office announced Friday.