• New evidence in Sharon Tate case



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 direction of the killers.” Homicide Lt. Robert J. Helder told newsmen Friday. He called it physical evidence but would not elaborate.

The 26-year-old actress and four acquaintances were murdered Aug. 9 at the rented Los Angeles home where she lived with her husband, director Roman Polanski. The other victims were coffee heiress Abigail Folger, hair stylist Jay Sebring, Polish writer Voityck Frokowski and 18-year-old Steven Parent, a friend of the caretaker.

“We are in the process of backtracking everything we’ve done, everyone we’ve interviewed,” said Asst. Chief Robert Houghton, “trying to pick up something we might have missed.”

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