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Reet Silvia Jurvetson: Was she murdered by Manson followers?

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by Kimster, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    The sister of the Jane Doe who was found near the Charles Manson killings in 1969 in Los Angeles said the original forensic sketches of the body were "inaccurate."

    The Los Angeles Police Department announced on Wednesday that "Jane Doe No. 59" had finally been identified as 19-year-old Reet Silvia Jurvetson, who was discovered in brush off Mulholland Drive on Nov. 16, 1969, more than three months after Manson ordered his followers to brutally murder five people at the home of director Roman Polanski.

    Jurvetson had been stabbed numerous times in the upper torso and neck area, the LAPD said, and efforts to identify her failed. Her 73-year-old sister, Anne, said the composite drawings of Jurvetson's body bore little resemblance to her.

    The 19-year-old had just moved to Los Angeles from Montreal when she was killed, Anne wrote. She had lost contact with her family shortly after the move, according to police.

    In December 2003, an LAPD detective submitted a piece of biological evidence to be uploaded into NamUs, a national database for unidentified missing and deceased victims. In June of last year, a family friend was browsing through the database when she saw a post-mortem photograph of Jane Doe No. 59 and notified the Jurvetson family, police said.

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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This case was brought to my attention by @patsella. :thankyou:

    Reet Jurvetson, a 19-year-old Canadian, arrived in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969 to visit a man named John whom she had met in a coffee shop in Toronto.

    "She was smitten by him," says LAPD cold case detective Lou Rivera. "She told friends she was saving money so she could come visit him in L.A."

    Once she arrived, the brunette hippie decided to stay. She sent her parents a postcard saying she was happy and that she had found a nice apartment. She told them not to worry about her.

    The postcard was the last they would hear from their daughter. Now, 46 years later, her family knows what happened to her – and cold case detectives are trying to determine who killed her.

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  4. Jem

    Jem Member

    Holy Tolito! I think I’ve found something good!

    This man “John/Jean” died in a vehicle accident on October 8, 1979 in Wildwood, Alberta. He claimed he was from Quebec or Montreal. Jean was from Montreal! Even his name gives an idea that this man is Jean.
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