Charles Manson sent a coded message to Sharon Tate’s sister before her death

Debra Tate, Sharon Tate’s little sister, says she received a coded drawing and strange letter from Charles Manson years before he died – and decades after she visited him in prison.

Debra Tate, now 69, was just 16 when her 26-year-old sister Sharon, a pregnant actress and model, was brutally stabbed and strangled to death along with four other people by members of the Manson family at his Beverly Hills home, 53. this week ago.

Debra Tate told The Sun she met Manson in LA County Jail shortly after he was arrested and charged with being behind what became known as the ‘Helter Skelter’ murders. .

Debra encountered a chained Manson in jail but neither said anything.

“I had two guards next to me and we just sat there staring at each other for about 10 minutes,” she said. “Not a word was spoken; we just looked each other in the eye. I could just see and feel the evil aura around him.

Debra had no further contact with Manson until decades later, when she wrote to him asking if he had orchestrated any other murders.

Manson had often claimed that there were more victims.

Sharon Tate was pregnant when she was murdered by Charles Manson’s cult in 1969.
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Photo by Sharon Tate.
Tate was brutally stabbed and strangled in her Beverly Hills home.
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Tate told The Sun she had received a letter from Manson which “said” he was an “outlaw” and would not report others.

“But he drew me a little picture that was an exact replica of the Panamint Mountains, the mountain range surrounding Barker Ranch where Manson hid after the murders and was eventually captured,” Debra said.

“There was also what at first glance looked like a sun rising over the hills, but when you looked closer it was actually a little image of Charlie, as it had a little ‘X’ on it. his forehead.”

    In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment for conspiracy to murder in the Sharon Tate murder case.
Manson’s letter to Debra “said” that he was an “outlaw” and would not report others, she said.

Mason has a swastika tattooed on his forehead.

The drawing included additional small X-marks that Debra told The Sun she believes could be burial grounds for other victims of the Manson family.

Excavations at the Barker Ranch at Debra’s request turned up no human remains.

This August 9, 1969 file photo shows the body of actress Sharon Tate being removed from her rented home on Cielo Drive in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.  , California.
This August 9, 1969 photo shows the body of actress Sharon Tate removed from her home on Cielo Drive.
In this photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Charles Manson, 74, is seen March 18, 2009 at Corcoran State Prison.
Debra Tate met Manson in jail shortly after his arrest, but neither spoke to each other.
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Tate’s murder took place around 11:45 p.m. on August 8, 1969, when a group of Manson supporters broke into the mansion she shared with her husband Roman Polanski while she was having a small meeting with friends.

“She was my advocate, she was my very strong supporter, she really believed in me,” Debra said. “Sharon was such a kind, gentle, genuine soul that there was no one who had ever met her who didn’t love her.

“His death was such a catastrophic loss,” she added. “Not just for me, but for the rest of us and the next generations.”

Debra last saw Sharon on July 16, 1969, shortly after returning from Europe.

“She certainly would have been a fantastic mother, but she was so cruelly deprived of that opportunity.”

Manson died at age 83 on November 19, 2017, while serving a life sentence at Corcoran State Prison.

“I cried when he died and prayed for his soul,” Debra said. “I told God he was her problem now.”

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