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  1. #1
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    Oct 2008

    CA - Doreen Gaul, 19, & James Sharp 15, Los Angeles, 21 Nov 1969

    Doreen Gaul 19 and James Sharp 15 were murdered in L.A. in 1969. Sometimes this unsolved murder is called the Scientology murders or possible victims of the Manson Family.

    Doreen was striped and both were stabbed repeatedly about 50-60 times each and beaten in the face and head. Both of their eyes were slashed with the right eye cut out. Their bodies were so badly beaten that police first thought that they had been shot with a shotgun. There were motorcycle tire marks on the bodies. Both of the victims were members of the church of Scientology. They were murdered somewhere else and dumped where they were found.

    Here is a link to some newspaper articles on the murders from back then.http://truthontatelabianca.com/forum...p-james-sharp/

    If you are interested in the Manson Family the site I liked is probably the best on the subject. I don't think they had anything to with this murder though. IMO the murderer was a part of the local motorcycle gang who had problems with the scientologists or a crazed member of their scientology circle of friends. The cutting of the eyes just seems to personal in my opinion for it to have been a random psychopath.

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    Here is a photo of a letter allegedly found by police in the room of Doreen Gaul, from someone claiming to be the ZODIAC.
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2009
    The couple were referenced in this recent article concerning a recently identified murder victim, Reet J, because of perceived similarities in the murders..
    Sept 8 2016

    Back then, police also investigated if Jane Doe 59's murder was linked to the November 23, 1969 killings of James Sharp, 15, and 19-year-old Doreen Gaul. The young Scientologists were found brutally stabbed and beaten in a downtown Los Angeles alley, one week after Jurvetson was discovered.

    The wounds on Gaul, Sharpe and Jurvetson, looked like the work of a "fanatic," LAPD Det. Lt. Earl A. Deemer told the Los Angeles Times at the time.

    Detectives also looked into whether Jurvetson's murder was linked to the slaying of 17-year-old Marina Habe, who was abducted outside her West Hollywood home January 1, 1969.

    Habe's body was found at the bottom of a ravine off Mulholland Drive, less than a half mile from where Jurvetson was discovered. Habe, like Jurvetson, reportedly had multiple stab wounds to the neck

  4. #4
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    Nov 2017
    Doreen Gaul actually did have a Manson connection - member Bruce Davis was her ex-boyfriend.

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