British police said Monday they will review the death of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, whose 1969 drowning was ruled an accident but sparked decades of speculation that he was murdered.

Sussex police in southeast England said they will examine new documents received from an investigative journalist relating to Jones' death. "It's too early to comment at this time as to what the outcome might be," the Sussex duty inspector said, reading a statement over the telephone.

The Mail on Sunday reported that journalist Scott Jones -- who is not related to the musician -- has handed over 600 documents to police.

Jones, 27, had quit the Stones a month before his death and was replaced by Mick Taylor. His body was found in the swimming pool at his Sussex estate. A coroner said he drowned while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. But two 1994 books claimed that Frank Thorogood, who had been hired to help renovate Jones' home, confessed to the killing on his deathbed in 1993.