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Search For Missing Stunt Man Pressed

Dec. 11 – Sheriff’s deputies searched a movie ranch near Chatsworth Wednesday for a missing stunt man authorities believe may be a victim of the band of hippies accused of the Tate and LaBianca murders. As three young women charged […]

Single Trial Planned In Tate Murder Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 – Prosecutors say they will seek a single trial for the bearded leader and five members of a nomadic clan charged with murder and conspiracy in the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. They […]

Film Stunt Man Feared Beheaded by Cultists

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 – Detectives late Wednesday began a methodical search of the Spahn ranch near Chatsworth — home of the nomadic hippie cult accused in the massacre murders of seven persons — for the body of a ranch […]

Woman Linked To 2 Slayings Is Not Iowan

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 – Los Angeles authorities say a woman indicted in two murders along with five persons charged in the Sharon Tate slayings apparently lied when she identified herself is being from Iowa. Police said a Woman they […]

Search for Ninth Possible Victim of Hippie Band

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 11 – Sheriffs deputies searched a movie ranch near here Wednesday for a missing stunt man authorities believe may be a victim of the band of hippies accused of the Tate and La Bianca murders. As three […]

Arraignment Tomorrow In Tate Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 – Charles M. Manson was turned over to Los Angeles detectives by Inyo County authorities yesterday for arraignment here tomorrow on murder-conspiracy charges in the deaths of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Inyo County had […]

Link Of Tate Murders To Slaying Of Teeners Probed

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 – An investigation is being conducted into possible links between the seven Tate-LaBianca slayings and the Nov. 5 stabbing deaths of two young Church of Scientology members, police said today. The disclosure came as Charles Manson, […]

Tate Murder Suspect Faces Arraignment Today

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 – Hippie cult leader Charles Manson was in jail here today after being driven from Independence, Calif., last night to face arraignment in court for the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons. Manson […]

Police Say ‘Grinding Work’ Solved Murders

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 – Members of “the Manson Family” hippie cult who turned informers and “grinding day and night work” broke the Sharon Tate murder case, says the chief police investigator of the brutal crimes. The timetable for the […]

CHP Investigator Headed Early Probe Of Mansons

FRESNO, Dec. 10 – A Highway Patrol investigator who spearheaded early investigations leading to the arrests of a nomadic group called “The Family” in Death Valley said there was talk of a connection between the group and the Sharon Tate […]

Possible Links Between Tate, Scientology Murders Studied

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 – Detectives here are investigating possible links between the recent slayings of two young scientologists and the seven murders linked to the alleged killers of actress Sharon Tate, it was learned Tuesday. Parallels among the savage […]

Two More Girls Seen Linked to Manson

Dec. 9 – The possible involvement of two more young women in the affairs of hippie cult leader Charles M. Manson became known today when one of them was released from jail on bail while another, apparently about to be […]

Polanski On Recovery Road

Dec. 9 – “Roman Polanski is never alone. He needs his friends and we are with him. He is staying with his friends at the beach. We don’t talk about the murders. We don’t bring it up. We cook out […]

Manson Indicted In Tate Murders

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 – Charles M. Manson, self-styled “God” of a desert commune, and five of his followers were indicted Monday on murder charges in the deaths of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Named by a Los Angeles […]

5 Indicted In Tate Murders

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 – Five members of a weird hippie band, including the cults’ high priest, Charles M. Manson, have been indicted for murder in the slaying of Actress Sharon Tate and six other persons in August. They each […]

3 Women, 2 Men Indicted In Sharon Tate Slayings

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 – A grand jury which deliberated only 20 minutes has indicted three young women and two men from a desert commune on murder and conspiracy charges in the bizarre slaying of actress Sharon Tate and four […]

Tate Murders Grand Jury Indicts Six; Foreman Calls Crimes Worst in History

Three girls, all members of the Charles Manson family of hippies, leave the grand jury hearing room after testifying to their knowledge of the Sharon Tate murders. The three, (L-R) Diana Bluestein, Nancy Pitman and Rachel Morse, were arrested recently, […]

Susan’s Father Doubts ‘Spell’

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 8 – The father of Susan Atkins, the 21-year-old woman who turned informer on the “Manson Family” last week, said Sunday he doesn’t believe her story she was under “hypnotic influence” during the Sharon Tate slayings. […]

Indictments Expected Today

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 – Seven members of the mystic hippie “family” linked with the savage Sharon Tate killing and seven other slayings were expected to be indicted today at the conclusion of county grand jury deliberations. Deputy District Attorneys […]

Leader Played Part Of Evil Pied Piper

DEATH VALLEY, Dec. 8 – It was almost nightfall, the dusk making even more eerie the crags and cactus of Goler Wash in Death Valley when a handsome young highway patrolman shoved open the kitchen door of the old mining […]