Report: Possible Manson Family victim identified after 50 years

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LOS ANGELES, April 27 (Reuters) - 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."

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**FILE** Charles Manson was denied parole Wednesday May 23, 2007, the 11th time since 1978 that the cult leader was ordered to continue serving life sentences for a murderous rampage in 1969. (AP-Photo)
In this photo taken June 16, 2011 and provided by the California Department of Corrections, Charles Manson is seen in Corcoran, Calif. Manson is scheduled to have a parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections)
Charles Manson is escorted on his way back to jail after court arraignment in Los Angeles, Ca., Dec. 22, 1969. (AP Photo)
FILE ** In a Dec. 17, 1970 file photo, right, Charles Manson is pictured en route to a Los Angeles courtroom. At left, a 74-year-old Manson is shown in a file photo from March 18, 2009 released by California corrections officials taken at Corcoran State Prison. (AP Photo/HO/Files)
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The three female defendants in the Tate/LaBianca murder trial leave the Los Angeles courtroom after being convicted of first degree murder, 25th January 1971. From left to right, Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten were found guilty of the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other people, in collaboration with Charles Manson. (Photo by Bride Lane Library/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
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Charles Manson, head of the cultic "Manson Family," is escorted by deputy sheriffs on his way to court, in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 20, 1970. He is charged with murder-conspiracy in the Tate-LaBianca slayings. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson, leader of a hippie cult linked to the Sharon Tate murders, strides from jail to courtroom at Independence, Calif., Dec. 3, 1969, for a preliminary hearing on charges of possessing stolen property. (AP Photo)
Debra Tate, sister of murder victim Sharon Tate, talks to reporters after former Manson family member and convicted murderer Patricia Krenwinkel was denied parole, at a hearing at the California Institution for Women in Corona, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Charles Manson is shown during the time of his arraignment and on his way to court in 1969. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in conneciton with the Sharon Tate murder case, 1969, Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo)
Members of Charles Manson's "family" congregate in the Los Angeles Hall of Justice for arraignment of Patricia Krenwinkel, a defendant in the Sharon Tate murder case, Feb. 24, 1970. None of these is accused. Identifiable are, Lynette Fromme, far left, Sandra Good, obscured, Mark Ross, tall with dark beard, Paul Watkins, front center, and Catherine "Gypsy" Share, holding Sandra Good's son Ivan. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Charles Manson followers, from left: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, shown walking to court to appear for their roles in the 1969 cult killings of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, in Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 20, 1970. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Patricia Krenwinkel, shown, Sept., 1985. (AP Photo)
Mary Brunner, a former University of Wisconsin librarian who became a member of the Charles Manson family, is taken to a hearing on her petition to represent herself in her trial on murder charges in the slaying of musician Gary Hinman Los Angeles court, June 22, 1970, Los Angeles, Calif. The judge rejected her plea. She was indicted after Robert Beausoleil, another member of the Manson clan, was convicted of murder in Hinmans death. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Dressed in jail denims, three women who are co-defendants with Charles M. Manson in the Sharon Tate murder trial, walk toward a Los Angeles courtroom, Aug. 6, 1979. The women are on their way to listen to further cross-examination of Linda Kasabian, the state's principal witness against them. Left to right are: Leslie Van Houten, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Three women defendants return to their cells after they were sentenced to death for the Tate-LaBianca murders, April 19, 1971. Left to right, Leslie van Houten, Susan Denise Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Patricia Krenwinkel, left, is escorted by deputy sheriff Elaine Slagle to court in Los Angeles, Ca., March 3, 1970. Krenwinkel, a member of the cult Manson Family, will plead innocent to murder charges involving the deaths of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Krenwinkel, who was denied permission to defend herself on grounds she is incompetent, is represented by an appointed deputy public defender. (AP Photo)
Holding hands and singing, three girl defendants in Sharon Tate murder case walk down a Los Angeles Hall of Justice corridor, March 19, 1970 for a pre-trial hearing. The girls, from left, are Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten. Deputy accompanying them is Aileen Stagle. (AP Photo/Harold Filan)
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, 24, a member of the former Charles Manson "family," tells details of her arrest as she talks through a glass panel in the women's jail at Stockton, Calif., Nov. 18, 1972. She and several others were booked on investigation of murder following the finding of two bodies at Stockton. She maintains her innocence. (AP Photo)
Members of Charles Manson's "family" who showed up for the arraignment of cult member Patricia Krenwinkel are shown, Feb. 24, 1970. From left: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Sandra Good, Mark Ross, Paul Watkins and Catherine "Gypsy" Share holding Catherine Good's son Ivan. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Patricia Krenwinkel, a defendant in the Tate murder case, enters the Los Angeles superior court for arraignment, which was postponed, Feb. 24, 1970. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Patricia Krenwinkel, 22, of Los Angeles, left, is shown in the courthouse with her attorney, M.A. Marsal before a hearing at which Marsal sought her release on bond, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1969, Mobile, Ala. She bad been arrested on a fugitives warrant based on murder charges in Los Angeles in the Sharon Tate murder case. A judge said he would rule on Friday. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson is pictured en route to a Los Angeles courtroom on Dec. 17, 1970. He is being arraigned on charges of murder in the disappearance of Donald J. "Shorty" Shea, who vanished about the time of the Sharon Tate murders, for which Manson is on trial. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson is escorted to court for formal sentencing in Los Angeles, Ca., on April 19, 1971. He is convicted with three women followers of murder-conspiracy in the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. (AP Photo)
Leslie Van Houten, a member of the Charles Manson cult family, hears the decision of the parole board in Frontera, Ca., Friday, July 11, 1986. The three-member panel refused to release Van Houten citing the "heinuos, atrocious" nature of the 1969 Sharon Tate-LaBianca murders. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
*** FILE **** Susan Atkins, a key witness in the Sharon Tate murder trial is seen, in this 1969 file photo. Atkins, the former Charles Manson follower who confessed to killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate during a murderous rampage in 1969, has a terminal illness and has asked for compassionate release from prison in her final days, authorities said Thursday June 12, 2008. (AP Photo, File)
Alternatively relaxed and serious, Linda Kasabian answers questions during a press conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1970, at the end of 18 days of testimony as the state's star witness in the Sharon Tate murder case. She said she would like to see Charles Manson and three girl defendants "fall down on their knees and seek forgiveness." (AP Photo/David F. Smith)
Convicted murderer Charles Manson stares at the parole board in San Quentin, Calif., on Feb. 4, 1986. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Former Manson family member and convicted murderer Patricia Krenwinkel appears at a parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Corona, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Combo image shows the five victims slain the night of Aug. 9, 1969 at the Benedict Canyon Estate of Roman Polanski. From left, Voityck Frykowski, Sharon Tate, Stephen Parent, Jay Sebring, and Abigail Folger. The next night, it happened again. Rosemary and Leno LaBianca, a wealthy couple who lived across town, were stabbed to death in their home. Thirty years later, the ghosts of the Tate-La Bianca murders will not rest. The Charles Manson cult that carried them out haunts the Internet and a new generation is oddly fixated on the nation's most bizarre and notorious killings. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This April 4, 2012 file photo shows an image provided by the California Department of Corrections of 77-year-old serial killer Charles Manson. Craig Carlisle Hammond has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a cellphone to the cult leader at Corcoran State Prison. (AP Photos/California Department of Corrections, file)
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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.

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

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American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. The wife of film director Roman Polanski, Tate was murdered by followers of Charles Manson on 8th August 1969. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Sharon Tate (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Headshot of Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, wearing metallic disc sleeveless top, with a scoop neckline, in an exterior portrait, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), wearing a nightgown, faces herself in a mirror while pouring prescription pills into the palm of her hand in a still from the film, 'Valley of the Dolls,' directed by Mark Robson, 1967. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1967: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
A contact sheet of portraits of American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: The American Actress Sharon Tate, Wife Of The French Film Director Roman Polanski, In 1969. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Pregnant film star Sharon Tate in the back of a taxi in London with baby's booties on her hands, 6th August 1969. This picture was taken three days before she was murdered.(Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
This is a general view of the 500-acre Spahn Movie Ranch in the Santa Susana Mountains of southern California, seen 1969. The ranch was where Charles Manson and his "family" lived at the time of the Tate-LaBianca murders. (AP Photo)
File - (AP) Front entrace to Tate Home - Bloodstains are still on the flagstone porch at the front door of the home af actress Sharon Tate in Los Angeles today. Police believe one of the victims of the multiple killing at the home 11 days ago staggered out the door after being shot or stabbed. The actress and four others were mysteriously slain. (AP-Photo/Peter Banks , Valley Times) 1969
Linda Kasabian, cult member involved in the Tate-LaBianca murder case is seen in custody, 1969. (AP Photo)
Cult leader Charles Manson, who is linked to the Sharon Tate murders, is seen 1969. (AP Photo)
The body of actress Sharon Tate is taken from her rented house on Cielo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Aug. 9, 1969. Tate, who was eight months pregnant, and four other persons were found murdered by American cult-leader Charles Manson and his followers. Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, was born in 1943. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson is shown, 1969. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson is escorted by officers while en route to court in Independence, Calif., Dec. 3, 1969. Manson and three women co-defendants were convicted and sentenced to death after the 10-month trial that involved the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in the hills near Hollywood, Calif. Their sentences were later commuted to life when the death penalty was briefly outlawed. (AP Photo)
Cult leader Charles Manson looks back and smiles as his attorney, public defender Fred Schaefer, talks to him in Independence, Calif., on Dec. 4, 1969. Manson and his followers are charged with eight murders. (AP Photo)
Trash litters the breezeway at Barker Ranch House, refuge of Charles Manson and his so-called "family," Dec. 5, 1969. (AP photo)
Charles Manson is escorted to and from Los Angeles Court December 11, 1969 for arraignment on conspiracy charges in connection with the slayings of Sharon Tate and seven others. (AP Photo)
Leslie Van Houten, 19, a member of Charles Manson's "family" who is charged with the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, is escorted by two deputy sheriffs as she leaves the courtroom in Los Angeles, Dec. 19, 1969 after a brief hearing at which time she was appointed a new attorney. The court appointed Marvin Part to represented Ms. Van Houten after her previous attorney said she and her family could not pay his fees. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Charles M. Manson, leader of a hippie cult accused of multiple murders, leaves a Los Angeles courtroom, Dec. 22, 1969 after telling a judge "lies have been told" about him. His followers say the 35-year-old ex-convict has hypnotic powers. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Members of Charles Manson's "family" are shown outside the courtroom in the Los Angeles Hall of Justice after the hearing, Jan. 27, 1970. Identifiable are Lynette Fromme, left, and Catherine "Gypsy" Share, speaking at right. (AP Photo/David F. Smith)
Charles M. Manson, the hippie-style cult leader charged with the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others, leaves a Los Angeles courtroom with his pencils and paper after the judge ordered a plea of innocent, Jan. 29, 1970. Manson, acting as his own lawyer, responded with questions of his own each time the judge asked for a plea. It was his first court appearance since shaving his beard and mustache. (AP Photo)
Members of Charles Manson's "family" congregate in Los Angeles Hall of Justice, Feb. 24, 1970, for arraignment of Patricia Krenwinkel, a defendant in the Sharon Tate murder case. None of these is accused. From left: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Sandra Good, Mark Ross, Paul Watkins and Catherine "Gypsy" Share holding Catherine Good's son Ivan. Two men partially hidden in back are unidentified. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Charles Manson replies "It all depends on your point of view," after a newsman asked him "Are you insane, Charlie?", March 19, 1970 in Los Angeles. The exchange came as Manson left court where he won permission to hire a new attorney, replacing one who had sought to have Manson examined by psychiatrists. (AP Photo/George Brich)
** FILE ** In this Aug. 1970 file photo, Charles Manson followers, from left: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten walk to court to appear for their roles in the 1969 cult killings of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, in Los Angeles, Calif. California parole officials on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 considered releasing Atkins, who is dying of brain cancer, from prison, but the governor and others said her decades-old crimes were too brutal for her to be shown such mercy. (AP Photo)
Unsuccessful in his attempts to obtain a mistrial, Charles Manson heads for court in Los Angeles on Aug. 6, 1970 to listen to further cross-examination of the state's star witness, Linda Kasabian, in his trial for murder in the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson walks into the courtroom in Santa Monica, Ca. on Oct. 13, 1970. Manson and Susan Atkins, seated, a member of his family of followers, are to plead on charges of murdering a Malibu musician, Gary Hinman. When his name was called, Manson stood, folded his arms, and turned his back on the judge. Atkins did the same. The court then entered pleas of innocent. Both are on trial in Los Angeles for killings that included actress Sharon Tate. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson, accused murderer in the Sharon Tate murder case in Los Angeles, is shown clean-shaven and with a haircut, Nov. 10, 1970. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 1970 file photo, a smiling Charles Manson goes to lunch after an outbreak in court that resulted in his ejection, along with three women co-defendants, from the his murder trial in Los Angeles. Manson was convicted in 1971 after jurors deliberated for 42 hours over nine days. He and the three co-defendants were convicted of a series of killings in the Los Angeles area, including that of actress Sharon Tate. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)
FILE - This March 1, 1971, file photo shows Charles Tex Watson, right, arriving for court in Los Angeles, Calif. A Texas judge is expected to decide Tuesday, May 29, 2012, whether eight hours of audio recordings of conversations between a the former Manson family member and his attorney should be given to Los Angeles police. Watson is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
Charles Manson during his trial in an undated photo. (AP Photo)
Sandra Good, a disciple of mass murderer Charles Manson, arrives at the Federal Court in Sacramento with a friend to attend an arraignment of her roommate Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who was charged with attempting to assassinate President Ford, Sept. 11, 1975. Ms. Good said a "People's Court" has marked for assassination business executives whose firms pollute the environment. (AP Photo)
Charles Manson, Convicted killer. (AP-Photo) 1986
Convicted murderer Charles Manson is shown during an interview with television talk show host Tom Snyder in a medical facility in Vacaville, Ca. on June 10, 1981. (AP Photo)
Leslie Van Houten, a member of the Charles Manson cult family, argues her case during her parole hearing in Frontera, Ca., Friday, July 11, 1986. Charles Sinatra, van Houten's correctional counselor, takes notes at right. Van Houten was denied parole. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Combo image shows the five victims slain the night of Aug. 9, 1969 at the Benedict Canyon Estate of Roman Polanski. From left, Voityck Frykowski, Sharon Tate, Stephen Parent, Jay Sebring, and Abigail Folger. The next night, it happened again. Rosemary and Leno LaBianca, a wealthy couple who lived across town, were stabbed to death in their home. Thirty years later, the ghosts of the Tate-La Bianca murders will not rest. The Charles Manson cult that carried them out haunts the Internet and a new generation is oddly fixated on the nation's most bizarre and notorious killings. (AP Photo/File)
Investigators Christian Ray, left, Kelvin Johnston, center in green, Jeff Hollwel, center in black, and Juan Martinez , at right kneeling, with the Inyo County Sheriffs Dept., dig for evidence at Barker Ranch in the Panamint Mountains west of Death Valley National Park, Calif., Wednesday, May 21, 2008. After two days of digging for evidence, investigators where not able to find human remains in the property formerly occupied by Charles Manson and his followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)
FILE - This Oct. 8, 2014 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows 80-year-old serial killer Charles Manson. State prison officials say mass murderer Charles Manson has yet to marry a 26-year-old devotee, who insists the 1960s cult leader was wrongly convicted. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson said Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, that weekend visiting for inmates passed without any nuptials for Manson; the couple’s 90-day marriage license expires Thursday. (AP Photos/California Department of Corrections)
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