Category Archives: Archived News

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 […]

Glasses may be clue in Sharon Tate case

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 – Police have disclosed that the person who killed actress Sharon Tate and four others last August dropped a pair of spectacles indicating he was nearsighted. They believe this may lead to capture of the killer. […]

Myopic Man Tate Slayer?

Los Angeles, Oct. 23 – There is only one suspect in the mass killings of actress Sharon Tate and four others. He is believed to be an extremely near-sighted man, and the Los Angeles police have found his eyeglasses, the […]

Police Report New Evidence In Tate Case

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 – Homicide investigators have uncovered evidence they believe could lead to solution of the two-month old Sharon Tate murder case, assistant Police Chief Robert Houghton had revealed today, but he would not say what it is. […]

New evidence in Sharon Tate case

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 — Police say they have new evidence in the two-month-old search for the killers of Sharon Tate and four other persons. “If this particular piece of evidence can be traced, it will point us in the […]

Diane, Abigail, Sharon Linked in Death

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 10 – The lieutenant of detectives sighed: “Yes, Diane Linkletter knew Abigail Folger, and probably was an acquaintance of Sharon Tate.” He added that Ed Durston — the young man who was with Miss Linkletter when she jumped […]

Panel Rules More Than One Killer in Sharon Tate Case

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 – More than one person was involved in the still unsolved murders of actress Sharon Tate and four others last month, says a coroner’s panel of psychiatrists and psychologists. The panel also said it thinks drugs […]

Two Suspects Questioned In Star’s Death

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 — Two Californians arrested here on arms and drug charges also are being investigated as possible suspects in the killing of actress Sharon Tate and four others in Bel Air, Calif., last month. Police said the […]

Tate murders (five) continue to baffle police one month later

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 — It was so messy a murder. Five bodies. Footprints in pools of blood. A nylon rope. A neighbor who heard screams and shots. The word “Pig” scrawled in blood on a door. Ties to narcotics. […]

Youth Hits Tate Case Link

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 8 – William Garretson, the Lancaster, Ohio, youth who was jailed briefly after the bizarre mass murder near Hollywood last month, said he was so far removed from the activity at the Roman Polanski mansion that he […]

Hunting Fund

LONDON, Sept. 4 – British actor Peter Sellers announced Wednesday he and some friends are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to conviction of the killer of actress Sharon Tate. Miss Tate, wife of movie director Roman Polanski, was […]

Police have no suspects, motive or weapon in Tate case killings

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 — Police have no suspects, no motive and no murder weapon in the killings of actress Sharon Tate and four other persons at her estate. And inspector Robert A. Houghton, chief of detectives, conceded during a […]