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Jane Doe #59: Possible victim of the Manson Family identified after 50 years

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A woman found stabbed to death in 1969 and thought to be a possible victim of followers of mass murderer Charles Manson has been identified after nearly 50 years, People magazine reported on Wednesday.

The woman, who has been known only as Jane Doe #59, was identified through DNA testing as 19-year-old Reet Jurvetson, People reported. Jurvetson was born in Sweden and grew up in Montreal, according to the report.

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People, citing interviews with Los Angeles Police detectives, said the initial breakthrough came after a friend of Jurvetson came across a photograph of the slain woman and recognized her.

The magazine reported that Detective Luis Rivera said that while investigators had not yet solved Jurvetson’s killing or linked it to Manson, “We can’t rule out that the Manson Family was involved.”

The Los Angeles Police Department said it was preparing to issue a statement on the case later on Wednesday.

Manson, now 81 and serving life in prison, directed his mostly young, female followers to murder seven people in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war between whites and blacks.

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Among the victims was actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski, who was stabbed 16 times by cult members.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Toni Reinhold)


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Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn exposed in new documentary that contains an ominous warning about the president’s downfall

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President Donald Trump has long looked at infamous attorney Roy Cohn as his political mentor, and at one point during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation demanded that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions act more like Cohn in assertively defending him.

A new documentary called "Where’s My Roy Cohn?" exposes the history of Trump's hero, who first became famous during Sen. Joseph McCarthy's hearings about purported communist infiltration of the United States government in the 1950s.

Politico senior staff writer Michael Kruse has written up a review of the documentary in which he explains why Trump obviously finds Cohn so appealing: For decades he got away with remorselessly breaking the law.

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Black principal instantly questioned by white cop after accidentally walking past crime scene

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On Wednesday, the Baltimore County Police released disturbing body camera footage of a white police officer antagonizing a black high school principal in front of his 15-year-old son, and demanding to know whether he was responsible for a crime scene he had just witnessed — because he happened to be walking past.

"You guys weren't involved in that at all were you?" the officer asked Vance Benton and his son in the footage, which was shared by the Daily Mail.

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Fox & Friends host right-winger pushing white nationalist views: ‘Common sense is now a hate crime’

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A British writer popular with white nationalists appeared Thursday morning on "Fox & Friends" to argue that "common sense" ideas about identity had been turned into a "hate crime."

Anti-immigrant activist Douglas Murray -- author of "Neoconservatism: Why We Need It" and "The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam" -- spoke to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt about his viral essay, "Vacuous liberal wokeness is now beyond parody."

"You say that 'liberal wokeness' turned beliefs that once seemed like into hate crimes," Earhardt said. "What used to be considered common sense that's now a hate crime, in your opinion?"

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