Category Archives: Archived News

They Came to Kill

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 3 — They came to kill Sharon Tate and her friends. No one knows why. Last Aug. 9 sometime near midnight, a mass murder in Benedict Canyon left five persons dead and the motion picture colony in a […]

Prosecutor Won’t Tolerate ‘Gag’ On Slaying Data

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 3 — Dist. Atty. Evelle J. Younger says he won’t tolerate any court ordered “gag rule” on information in the Sharon Tate slayings despite a precedent in the Sirhan B. Sirhan case. Younger said Tuesday he […]

Police Preparing Case Against 7

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 — Police prepared a grand jury case against at least seven persons today in the Sharon Tate slaying, linked by an attorney to a cult of hippies who knew their leader as “God” and “Satan.” A […]

Two From Desert Commune Call Companions Peaceful

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Dec. 3 — “The main way we all got together so much was to sing. It was a spontaneous feeling. That’s what made everybody so happy, I guess.” Lynn Fromm sat cross-legged on a motel bed as she […]

Nomadic Band Pillaged Way Through California

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Dec. 3 — The three suspects in the brutal Sharon Tate murders belonged to a nomadic band which lived on the edge of the searing Death Valley and pillaged their way through California, police said Monday. The group […]

5 Killed as ‘Symbol’, Cultist Member Says

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 – A weird hippie band called “the Manson Family” burst into the Sharon Tate estate and brutally killed five persons because the home was a “symbol of rejection” to the cult’s leader, a member of the […]

Arrest Three Hippies In Sharon Tate Murder Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 – Two women and a man, members of a wandering band of hippies, were under arrest today in different parts of the nation in the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and six others here last August. […]

Young Pair Held In Tate Murders

LEFT TO RIGHT: Patricia Krenwinkel and Charles Watson LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 – Three young members of a pseudo-religious cult that roamed Death Valley have been identified as suspects in the bloody slayings of actress Sharon Tate and four other […]

Band Of Nomads Charged In Sharon Tate Murder Case

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Dec. 2 – The three suspects in the brutal Sharon Tate murders belonged to a nomadic band which lived on the edge of the searing Death Valley and pillaged their way through California, police said Monday. The group […]

Accused Vehicle ‘Rustler’ Key Figure in Tate Probe

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Dec. 2 – Charles M. Manson, accused in mountain-desert area of rustling four-wheel-drive vehicles, has emerged as a key figure in the investigation of the killings of Sharon Tate and seven others in Los Angeles. The bushy-haired, wild-bearded […]

Sleeping Pills Blamed For Columnist’s Death

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 – An autopsy performed Saturday on the body of Steven A. Brandt, a Hollywood gossip columnist and figure in the Tate murders investigation, indicated his death had been caused “congestion” of his body’s chief organs following […]

13 ‘Overkills’ Are Unsolved

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 – Unsolved murder is not a stranger to the Los Angeles area. Since the beginning of the year there have been 13 brutal slayings, most of which have been called “senseless” or “thrill murders” by police. […]

Tate Murder Case to Break Soon: Seer

TOKYO, Nov. 22 – Clairvoyant Peter Hurkos said Wednesday the grisly Sharon Tate murder case will be broken soon and that three persons police are seeking may be trapped by evidence he first envisioned during a harrowing psychic search at […]

Roman Polanski Sued Over Use Of Photographs

SANTA MONICA, Nov. 21 – Roman Polanski, husband of slain actress Sharon Tate, was sued for $848,000 yesterday by the owner of the Benedict Canyon estate where Miss Tate and four others were murdered last Aug. 9. Rudolph Altobelli charged […]

Polanski’s Partner Says Law Knows Who Killed Sharon Tate

LONDON, Nov. 20 – Roman Polanski is due back in London this week, I learned from his film partner, Gene Gutowski. I also learned the reason why Roman was not in Hollywood at the time his lovely blonde wife Sharon […]

Maid Who Found Five Tate Victims Lives in Seclusion

The maid who discovered the bodies of victims in the Sharon Tate murder case has been living in virtual seclusion in the Los Angeles area for nearly four weeks, police revealed Wednesday. Earlier, Mrs. Winifred Chapman, 55, had been the […]

Sharon Tate Maid Found Alive, Well

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 – The maid who discovered the bodies of actress Sharon Tate and four other victims of a mass murder has been located after disappearing 17 days ago, police reported today. Winifred Chapman, reported missing Oct. 10. […]

Brandt, Movie Columnist Tries Suicide

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 1 – Steven Brandt, a Hollywood movie magazine gossip columnist who was questioned extensively during the investigation of the Sharon Tate murder case attempted to kill himself Friday with an apparent overdose of pills. Sheriff’s deputies found Brandt, […]

Pair of Glasses Gives Police Solid Clue in Tate Murders

Los Angeles police have disclosed that the killer of Sharon Tate and four others left this pair of glasses at the scene. The flier shown gives a sketchy portrait of killer. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 —The killer of actress Sharon […]

Eyeglasses Left At Tate Murder Site

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 – The killer of actress Sharon Tate and four other persons left a pair of amber-rimmed eyeglasses at the scene of the mass murder which may lead to the assailant’s arrest, police have revealed. Authorities have […]