September 2021 Newsletter

At 11:30 pm, Mary Jo Kopechne did not feel well and wanted to leave the party. Teddy, who also expressed exhaustion after the day’s activities, volunteered to drive her back to the ferry. However, for unknown reasons, he drove to Poucha Pond, where he lost control of his vehicle, swerved off the pier, and landed in the water. Later he would claim to have a concussion, and wander back to his cabin to rest, while Mary Jo suffocated and died.