Tate was in a floral-printed camisole and matching underpants when she was stabbed 16 instances, 5 of them wounds that might have been deadly on their very own. A rope was looped round her neck, strung over a rafter above, and the opposite finish was wrapped twice round Sebring’s neck. Atkins wrote “pig” on the entrance door in Tate’s blood.
Sebring, whose actual title was Thomas John Kummer, had been residing in one other Benedict Canyon house, on Easton Drive, that had as soon as belonged to actress Jean Harlow, who died at 26 because of issues of kidney failure (which conspiracy concept has attributed to all the pieces from hair dye poisoning to a botched abortion). Extra eerily, Harlow’s husband, producer Paul Bern, dedicated suicide in her bed room two months after they obtained married.
Individuals who knew Sebring instructed Bugliosi he had purchased the home due to its “far out” popularity. He owned a salon on Fairfax Avenue in L.A. and had simply opened a store in San Francisco in Might 1969, step one among his plan to open quite a few places and launch a line of males’s grooming merchandise. He was stabbed seven instances and shot as soon as.
Folger, an heiress to the Folgers Espresso fortune, was a debutante and Radcliffe graduate who had pushed from New York to L.A. with Frykowski, a twice-married father of 1, whom she met in 1968. He was a pal of Polanski’s from Poland; his father had financed one of many director’s early movies and Voytek performed a thief in his brief movie Mammals. That is how Folger met Tate and Sebring, even investing within the burgeoning Sebring Worldwide. She was a volunteer social employee for the L.A. County Welfare Division up till the day earlier than she and Frykowski moved into 10050 Cielo Drive.
Depressed and disillusioned by all of the struggling she had seen in the midst of her work, and utilizing a whole lot of medicine with Frykowski, she apparently instructed her psychiatrist—whom she noticed each weekday afternoon—on Friday, Aug. 8, that she was considering of breaking apart together with her boyfriend.
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