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Friday, April 29, 2016

Another 1969 Manson Family murder victim identified?

Police have had to quiz Charles Manson about another possible victim in his infamous Manson Family murder spree. 

In the summer of 1969, the middle-aged aspiring rock-star directed a handful of his deadliest disciples to butcher pregnant starlet Sharon Tate and her house guests, as well as Rosemary and Leno Labianca the following day.

Manson's intended target at Tate's rental home -- music mogul Terri Melcher -- had quietly moved out of the property a few months before the brutal home invasion and thus survived the plot against his life. 

Did Charlie Manson also kill 'Jane Doe #59" during the Tate and LaBianca massacres?

Ultimately, Manson and his fellow miscreants were sentenced to life in prison for all of the so called 'Helter Skelter' mass murders that summer, which a clever prosecutor proved cult-leader 'Charlie' had masterminded.

But even at the time of Manson's conviction, homicide detectives still working the unsolved case of 'Jane Doe #59' suspected he and his following were responsible for her grisly death, too.

And only recently did they learn the slain 19-year-old woman's actual identity: Reet Jurvetson of Montreal.

Jurvetson's mutilated remains were recovered in November 1969 on the side of a Hollywood highway only a short distance from the LaBianca crime scene itself.

As with the other Manson killings that year, she'd been stabbed multiple times and left for dead, although the number of knife wounds Jurvetson received -- about 150 -- was far in excess of those the Tate/LaBianca victims had each suffered.

According to relatives of the newest suspected Manson murder victim, their "free spirited" young lady traveled to the Los Angeles area from Canada in '69 to meet up with a guy she knew named "John" or "Jean."

Who this yet-unknown male really is, and whether he had Manson Family ties or perhaps viciously killed the Canadian teenager himself, remains the last bit of Jane Doe 59's longstanding mystery.

KILLING KILLERS will be running a three-part Manson special report next month exploring the real motive behind the gruesome Tate and LaBianca slayings, so bookmark this post for all three links in that upcoming series.

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