Tate was in a floral-printed camisole and matching underpants when she was stabbed 16 occasions, 5 of them wounds that may have been deadly on their very own. A rope was looped round her neck, strung over a rafter above, and the opposite finish was wrapped twice round Sebring’s neck. Atkins wrote “pig” on the entrance door in Tate’s blood.
Sebring, whose actual identify was Thomas John Kummer, had been residing in one other Benedict Canyon house, on Easton Drive, that had as soon as belonged to actress Jean Harlow, who died at 26 as a consequence of problems of kidney failure (which conspiracy principle has attributed to the whole lot from hair dye poisoning to a botched abortion). Extra eerily, Harlow’s husband, producer Paul Bern, dedicated suicide in her bed room two months after they obtained married.
Individuals who knew Sebring instructed Bugliosi he had purchased the home due to its “far out” status. He owned a salon on Fairfax Avenue in L.A. and had simply opened a store in San Francisco in Could 1969, step one in all his plan to open quite a few places and launch a line of males’s grooming merchandise. He was stabbed seven occasions and shot as soon as.
Folger, an heiress to the Folgers Espresso fortune, was a debutante and Radcliffe graduate who had pushed from New York to L.A. with Frykowski, a twice-married father of 1, whom she met in 1968. He was a buddy of Polanski’s from Poland; his father had financed one of many director’s early movies and Voytek performed a thief in his quick movie Mammals. That is how Folger met Tate and Sebring, even investing within the burgeoning Sebring Worldwide. She was a volunteer social employee for the L.A. County Welfare Division up till the day earlier than she and Frykowski moved into 10050 Cielo Drive.
Depressed and disillusioned by all of the struggling she had seen in the middle of her work, and utilizing loads of medicine with Frykowski, she apparently instructed her psychiatrist—whom she noticed each weekday afternoon—on Friday, Aug. 8, that she was pondering of breaking apart along with her boyfriend.