Skip to comments.Woman found near Manson murders IDed after 47 years
Posted on 04/27/2016 6:55:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Jurvetson's body was found Nov. 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off the iconic Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn't have identification.
After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known Jane Doe No. 59. The location and timing of her killing, just a few miles away from several Manson family murders, has long fueled speculation that Jurvetson's case was connected.
Police said they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after her sister recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online.
The sister, Anne Jurvetson, told People that the "free-spirited and happy" teen went to Los Angeles after meeting and becoming smitten with "John."
"It is such a sad, helpless kind of feeling to always question, to never know," she said. "After all these years, we are faced with hard facts. My little sister was savagely killed."
For years, rumors have swirled about other possible Manson family victims - hitchhikers who visited them at the ranch and were not seen again, runaways who drifted into the camp then fell out of favor.
The same jailhouse confessions that helped investigators initially connect the band of misfits living in the Panamint Mountains to the gruesome killings that terrorized Los Angeles hinted at other deaths. Manson follower Susan Atkins boasted to her cell mate on November 1, 1969, that there were "three people out in the desert that they done in." Other stories surfaced. In the absence of bodies, they were forgotten.
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Sad. I wonder how many more runaways from the 1960s just vanished. They’re not all living off-grid in the hills.
2,000 people a day “vanish” in this country.
The faith that “people are basically good” led to a lot of trust and openness in the 1960s, but also exposed a lot of innocent people to the true evil that can exist in the world, manifested here in the insane mind of Manson.
Thanks BenLurkin. It seems absurdly stupid that her family never made any inquiry, or if they did, why there was never any followup; also, why wasn't the murder connected to the Manson family at the very least? That would have garnered some publicity to perhaps id the body. This will remain an unsolved. Had anyone else heard of it before this? I never had.
“2,000 people a day vanish in this country.”
“Vanish” as in killed/never found, or just running away from some-one or -thing?
There’s a good series of books, “Missing 411,” about people who vanish under strange circumstances in National Parks or just out in the country. Kinda scary.
Me neither. Thanks for the link; post.
Condolences to family and friends of Reet Jurvetson.
And one of them - Susan Atkins? - is getting out of prison.
I’ve heard of this victim. As the article stated, there has long been speculation of a connection to the Manson Family.
I don’t want to say its aliens. :-)
Is that Hillary in the 2nd row?
Susan Atkins died in prison in 2009.
Another of the mansion girls is due up for parole.
Can't recall her name though.
Maybe Leslie van Houtten perhaps?
Earthly, if so, for there are no others.
Not sure who they are in the second row. Can’t be Hillary. Too damm ugly. The females on the second row don’t seem to be horribly deformed.
Only one or 2 faces in that group I wouldnt shoot first and ask questions later.
Yeah, it was one of the women. She should have rotted in hell. She was involved in the LoBianco murder.
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