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Drugs Were Found at Site of Killing

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 – The police, breaking their silence in the murders of the actress Sharon Tate and four others, confirmed today that narcotics were found at the scene, but denied rumors that the victims had been sexually mutilated. […]

Murder House Bears Evidence of Massacre

Aug. 20 – At his press conference Tuesday, Roman Polanski suggested that newsmen “go see this ‘orgy place.’ You’ll see how innocent it is.” When newsmen sought to do so, a uniformed guard hired by the film director turned them […]

Polanski Denies Rumors On Party

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 – Roman Polanski, the film director, denied today reports that his hillside home had been the scene of a wild drug party on the night of Aug. 8, when his wife, Sharon Tate, the actress, and […]

Weeping Polanski Denies Slain Wife Used Narcotics

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 – Film director Roman Polanski today had paid a dramatic, tearful tribute to his wife, slain actress Sharon Tate, denying she used narcotics and describing her as a vulnerable woman who “couldn’t refuse any friendship.” In […]

Suspect Hunted in Tate Murders Quizzed, Freed

Aug. 19 – A man described in an all-points bulletin in Canada as a prime suspect in the Sharon Tate murder walked into Los Angeles police headquarters Monday, was questioned and then released. Thomas Michael Harrigan, 27, was freed after […]

Canadian Queried In Coast Slayings

LOS ANGELES, Aug 18 – A man wanted for questioning in the killings of the actress Sharon Tate and four others was interrogated by the police for nearly three hours today and was then released. “He can account for every […]

Canadian Police Identify Suspect in Tate Murders

Aug. 18 – A dragnet spread through Canada Sunday for a red-haired man Los Angeles police say is “wanted for murder” in the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and four other persons Aug. 9 in Benedict Canyon. Named in a […]

Informant Links Three To Sharon Tate Murders

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 – A police informant linked three persons to the Benedict Canyon massacre in which actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered and gave narcotics as the motive for the slaughter, it was reported Saturday. The […]

Police Raid Ranch, Arrest 26 Suspects In Auto Theft Ring

LOS ANGELES, Aug 17 – Twenty-six persons living in an abandoned Western movie set on an isolated Chatsworth ranch were arrested in a daybreak raid by sheriff’s deputies Saturday as suspects in a major auto theft ring. Officers said they […]

Youth Held for Murders Plans To Start New Life

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 – William Garretson, caretaker of the Bel Air estate of slain actress Sharon Tate, said Friday he’s heading home to Ohio to start a new life. “I’m going to Lancaster. I want to live there and […]

Murder House Caretaker Threatens False Arrest Suit

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 – A young caretaker questioned in the mass murders of actress Sharon Tate and four others at her Benedict Canyon estate has threatened to sue for false arrest. William Garretson, 19, told newsmen he went shopping […]

‘It Was Horrible,’ Caretaker Relates

Los Angeles, Aug. 16 – William E. Garretson, the only person found alive after the massacre at actress Sharon Tate’s Benedict Canyon estate, yesterday described the murder scene as “horrible,” but could shed no light on the five slayings. Talking […]

Informer Links 3 To Tate Murders

Aug. 16 – Police kept close guard for a sixth straight night Friday on a man who says he believes he knows the killer or killers responsible for last weekend’s Benedict Canyon massacre. The informant, who said he fears for […]

One Of Massacred May Have Owed Money

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 – Federal agents confirmed yesterday they were checking reports that one of the five persons massacred at the Benedict Canyon Estate of actress Sharon Tate was heavily in debt to gamblers. The Internal Revenue Service said […]

Complications hamper probe in slaying of actress, 4 others

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 – Police said yesterday their investigation into the “ritualistic” slaying of actress Sharon Tate and four others in her swanky Bel Air home is so complicated nearly everyone acquainted with the victims might have vital information. […]

Federal Agent Discounts Drugs As Motive in 5 Coast Slayings

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 – A narcotics investigator for the Government said today that drugs that were found at the home where the actress Sharon Tate and four other persons were found slain last weekend were not considered to be […]

Stars Attend Services for Slain Actress Sharon Tate

(LEFT) RITES FOR EL MONTE YOUTH – Friends carry the body of slain Steven Parent, 18, to a hearse outside the Church of the Nativity in El Monte. (CENTER) SISTER PRESENT – Patricia Tate, sister of the slain actress, attends […]

Interview With Sharon

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 – It was an April morning in London in 1966 that I had breakfast at the Savoy with a “secret sex missile” named Sharon Tate. I thought of her as a very lucky girl then, a […]

Last Rites Held For Sharon Tate

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 – International movie stars and jet setters have said their last good byes to beautiful blonde actress Sharon Tate and internationally known hairdresser Jay Sebring, killed with three others in a mass murder. “Goodbye, Sharon, and […]

Police Seek New Suspect In Murder Case

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 – A six-man team of police detectives Tuesday probed two macabre murder cases which bore startling similarities — senseless, savage stabbings with almost ritualistic overtones. Police maintained there was no direct physical evidence to connect the […]