Category Archives: Archived News

Tate, Others Killed By Paranoid – Capote

NEW YORK, Aug 28 – Author Truman Capote, whose book “In Cold Blood” detailed a savage multiple-murder in rural Kansas, suggests that “a very young, enraged paranoid” was responsible for the recent slayings of Sharon Tate and four others in […]

Tate Neighbor Heard Shots, Screams in Murder House About 2 in Morning

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 – The slaughter of actress Sharon Tate and four others at her secluded Benedict Canyon home took place at “2 or 2:30 – no earlier,” a neighbor who heard the shots and the screams of one […]

Polanski Caretaker Files Huge Claim Against City

VAN NUYS, Aug. 26 – The only apparent survivor of a mass murder in which blonde actress Sharon Tate was one of the victims filed a $1,250,000 false arrest claim against the city yesterday. William Garretson Jr., 19-year-old caretaker at […]

CRIME: The Tate Set

The bizarre murder of actress Sharon Tate and four others at Polish film director Roman Polanski’s secluded villa in the Hollywood hills confronted the Police with a fascinating whodunit. But nearly as enchanting as the mystery was the glimpse the […]

Fortune Left By Heiress

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 – Abigail Folger, the 26-year-old coffee heiress found slain in the unsolved Los Angeles mass murder two weeks ago at actress Sharon Tate’s house, left an estate of over $500,000. Her father, Peter Folger of Woodside, […]

Tate Case Victim ‘on a Trip’

HEIRESS AND FROKOWSKY: Abigail Folger and Voityck Frokowsky are pictured in New York last year in this snapshot taken by a friend. Frokowsky’s mother has told newsmen he loved Miss Folger but wouldn’t marry her “because she was rich” LOS […]

Slain Woman Had Estate Of $2 Million

LOS ANGELES, Aug 22 – An estate of about $2 million was left by a woman found slain with her husband under bizarre circumstances in their expensive home, court records showed Thursday in Los Angeles. Police have theorized the slayer […]

$2 Million Left by Slain Woman

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 – A 38-year-old woman, killed in a way that reminded police of the deaths of actress Sharon Tate and four other persons, left an estate of about $2 million. Rosemary La Bianca, and her husband Leno, […]

Court Name Executor for Sebring

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 – A special administrator had been named today to manage slain hairstylist Jay Sebring’s estate, believed to exceed $500,000. John Madden, executive vice president of Sebring Inc., was named administrator by Superior Judge Ben Koenig. Sebring, […]

Police Scan Tate Photos For Clues

Aug. 21 – Police are exploring the possibility that one victim of the Benedict Canyon mass murder may have photographed the killer or killers at some interval before the crime, it was learned Wednesday. Polish playboy Voityck Frokowsky, 37, a […]

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 […]