Category Archives: Archived News

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 […]

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 […]

Jet Set Attends Funerals of Bel Air Slaying Victims

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 – Members of the jet set attended funerals yesterday for actress Sharon Tate and internationally known hairdresser Jay Sebring, slain with three others at the film star’s home in swanky Bel Air. Peter Sellers, Yul Brynner […]

Six-Detective Team Probe Week End Murder Cases

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 – A crack six-man team of detectives yesterday continued probing two week end slayings of a total of seven persons, including film actress Sharon Tate. Investigators of the Central Homicide Bureau coordinated information gathered from neighbors […]

Drugs Probed In Murders at Sharon Tate’s Home

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 – Homicide detectives today concentrated on the “narcotic aspects” of the grisly stabbing and shooting deaths of actress Sharon Tate and four guests at her estate. Police would neither confirm nor deny a report drugs were […]

2 More Slain in ‘Ritual of Death’

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 – Two more persons – a supermarket owner and his wife – were found Sunday, slaughter in “ritualistic” fashion similar to actress Sharon Tate and four others last weekend. Meanwhile, the only person found alive at […]

‘Hundreds of names’ involved in probe of mass slayings

Los Angeles, Aug. 13 – Homicide detectives questioned friends and acquaintances of actress Sharon Tate yesterday — some of them “pretty weird” — in an all-out effort to solve the brutal massacre of Benedict Canyon. “Now it is a matter […]

Drugs Found Near Tate Murder Site

SLAYING VICTIM’S CAR– Officer guards black Porsche owned by Jay Sebring and in which narcotics were reported found. Car is still parked at the Benedict Canyon estate where Sebring and four other persons were slain LOS ANGELES, Aug 13 -Narcotics […]

Panic Sweeps Movie Colony

Los Angeles, Aug. 12 — Panic infected the movie colony today in the wake of two gruesomely similar multiple murders as police dropped charges against the only suspect they had in one of them. Teenage houseboy William Garretson, who slept […]

‘Was Asleep at Time of Killings:’ Houseboy

Los Angeles, Aug. 12 — A 19-year-old houseboy protested his innocence and asked for a lie detector test Sunday in the grotesque slayings of actress Sharon Tate and four other persons at a secluded estate rented by her husband, film […]

Drugs Tied to Slayings

LOS ANGELES, Aug 12 – Investigators in the slaying of Sharon Tate and four other persons have found narcotics at the scene of the killings, reliable sources said today. The Los Angeles police meantime refused to discuss their investigation except […]

Similarities In Brutal Slayings

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 – Authorities widened their search today for someone “involved in a personal way” with starlet Sharon Tate and four other persons brutally murdered in the aftermath of a party at a rambling Bel Air estate. Even […]

Abigail Folger’s Murder Shocks S.F. Society Circles

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11 – San Francisco society circles still were in shock today over the death of Abigail Folger, the pretty heiress slain in a mysterious weekend massacre at Bel Air. Miss Folger, 26, was the daughter of Peter […]