$2 Million Will Buy Site of Manson Slayings
Sep. 18, 1988
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Nineteen years after the grisly Manson Family murders, the house where actress Sharon Tate and four others were butchered is being offered for sale.
The remote home overlooking Benedict Canyon, its 4,600-square-feet largely unchanged since the killings, is being offered for a price of $1,999,000 by real estate agent Adam Jakobson of Mike Glickman's Brentwood office.
Despite the clouded past, Jakobson expects owner Rudolph Altobelli will get his price.
''I don't anticipate any problems,'' Jakobson said, noting Altobelli has already received two offers at $1.5 million. Right after the slayings, he had 35 unsolicited offers for the place.
Miss Tate, the pregnant wife of film director Roman Polanski, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, hairstylist Jay Sebring, Miss Folger's boyfriend Voityck Frykowski and Steven Parent, a friend of the caretaker, were killed in August 1969 by followers of Charles Manson.
The five were found stabbed, shot and bludgeoned to death in the home.
Altobelli, who has owned the home since 1963, had rented the house to Polanski.