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By Film Threat Staff | August 9, 2006

The 37th anniversary of the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders at the hands of the Charles Manson family continue to be a fascination, and will be commemorated in typical death hag style by Dearly Departed Tours, with a special three + hour “Helter Skelter” theme tour the week of August 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, Calif.
“This time of year is like our Christmas,” said Scott Michaels, Dearly Departed’s owner and director of undertakings. “The Manson Family murders are part of our regular tour, and because it always prompts wide-eyed interest I’ve decided to expand and make it an entire tour option for my clientele.”
Besides the murder residences, Michaels will include on the tour sites that relate to the day-to-day aspects of life of the victims, such as victim Jay Sebring’s hair salon, the El Coyote restaurant where the Tate group had their “last supper”, the bicycle shop where victim Abigail Folger purchased her yellow bike the afternoon of her murder. On the other side of town, we retrace the final steps of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca, victims of the second night of murders. “These sites make the whole thing seem more real and give life to the victims as everyday people,” said Michaels.
Additionally, guests will see where the murderers threw their clothing and hosed off after the murders, and where they threw the murder weapon out the window of their car. You’ll see a house that was “creepy crawled” by the Manson family, well before the murders, when they would break in to random homes and burgle or just rearrange things. Many sites have been altered since 1969 and with the help of photographs and home video footage; guests are able to relive them on Scott’s 13-passenger bus.
The tour will also include a multimedia presentation made up of film and audio clips surrounding the murders and their victims, and a soundtrack playing the Top 20 of August 1969.

For more info, visit the Find A Death website.

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