Woman stabbed 150 times may be Manson family victim

Los Angeles police have identified the body of a woman found stabbed 150 times in 1969 near the site of the Manson family killings as a 19-year-old from Montreal, People magazine has reported.

Police have identified the woman as Reet Jurvetson, who moved to Los Angeles from Montreal the year she was murdered, according to People.

Los Angeles police detective Luis Rivera told the magazine that investigators can’t rule out that the Manson family was involved in the killing.

He said the best lead police have is a man known as “John,” whom Jurvetson met in Toronto before flying to Los Angeles to see him the summer of 1969.

Jurvetson’s body was found on November 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn’t have identification.

“It was personal,” Rivera told People.

“It was a maniac or love gone wrong,” he said.

After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known as Jane Doe No 59.

Manson became notorious in 1969 as the leader of a ‘family’ of young killers that terrified Los Angeles.

Manson was convicted of killing seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski.


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