LAPD Releases Sketches Of Possibly More Manson Killers
Police are looking for two men believed to be suspects in the murder of Reet Jurvetson, a woman whose body was found near the site of the Manson murders in 1969.The body of Jurvetson was finally identified in April of this year, 47 years after it was discovered. City News Service reports that, on Friday, the LAPD released sketches of two men they believe to be responsible for the murder, after interviewing a witness in Montreal in July. The witness told police that they remember meeting Jurvetson and a man named either John or Jean at a cafe in Montreal in 1969. The sketches depict the man the witness met at the cafe, and his potential associate who might have the same name.
The sketches show how the two men looked in 1969, when police found Jurvetson's body—mutilated with 150 stab wounds—in the brush off Mulholland Drive, about six miles from the house where the Manson family murdered Sharon Tate et. al. in August.
According to the Associated Press, Jurvetson's sister Anne also said last month that she had recently found a postcard that Reet had sent her parents on October 31, 1969, two weeks before she died. It read, "The weather is nice and the people are kind. I have a nice little apartment. I go frequently to the beach. Please write to me. Hugs, Reet."
Jurvetson's youth and backstory, combined with the timing of her death, the location of the body, and the brutal stabbing-style of killing, certainly make a compelling case for a connection to the Manson murders.
As Detective Luis Rivera said in April that while no concrete link has yet been established, they couldn't rule it out. Police also said that an interview with Charles Manson himself earlier this year did not "produce anything fruitful," according to City News Service, but let's take what Charlie says with a grain of salt.