August 6, 2014 9:13 pm

Marilyn Monroe mural stolen from outside Victoria restaurant

VANCOUVER – Marilyn Monroe has always been a bit of a mystery, but now, there’s even more to unravel.

A mural of the sultry actress, mounted on the outside wall of a popular Victoria restaurant, was stolen last Friday.

Local artist, Paul Archer, painted the 15×9 foot piece on plywood.

It was hung outside the Floyd’s Diner on Yates Street two months ago using massive screws and two-by-fours.

Victoria Police are investigating but have no leads or surveillance footage to go on.

“Was it something that was planned or was it just planned for that night?” asked Archer. “Or did they have an idea of what kind of screws were inside it?”

“I’ve done this a million times. It’s never been stolen.”

Monroe died 52 years ago on August 5.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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