Crime: The Night of Horror

The crime was "so weird and bizarre," declared Los Angeles Coroner Thomas Noguchi, that he had taken an unusual step. He was showing photographs of the bodies of Starlet Sharon Tate and the four other murder victims to a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Perhaps the killer had left some clue to his character in his sick and savage assault on the bodies of his victims.

What the police found when summoned to the Benedict Canyon house of Miss Tate, 26, wife of Film Director Roman Polanski, 36, was far bloodier and grimmer than...

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