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

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  1. Nyla4

    Nyla4 Member

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    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/76-doreen-gaul-amp-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.
     


  2. morf13

    morf13 Ver. Insider Golden State Killer & Zodiac Killer

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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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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    The couple were referenced in this recent article concerning a recently identified murder victim, Reet J, because of perceived similarities in the murders..
    http://www.people.com/article/police-seek-clues-in-murder-of-reet-jurvetson
    Sept 8 2016
     
  4. Sailor Haumea

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    Doreen Gaul actually did have a Manson connection - member Bruce Davis was her ex-boyfriend.
     
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    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Did Charles Manson Have 4 More Victims? 'There's an Answer There Somewhere,' Says LAPD Detective (with clip)

    February 22, 2019

    "...Manson and his followers were convicted of nine killings, many still wonder: Did the savagery end there?

    Questions have persisted for decades about some suspicious area murders and whether their deaths were linked to the notorious clan. These unsolved mysteries persist almost 50 years later and two years after Manson’s death at age 83 and are explored in the latest episode of People Magazine Investigates. Titled “Who Killed Jane Doe #59?,” the episode airs Monday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery. (An exclusive clip is shown above.)....

    Back then, police also explored whether Jurvetson’s case was linked to the murder of 19-year-old Doreen Gaul. Gaul had been in L.A. six months when she and her friend James Sharp, 15, were found fatally stabbed in a downtown alley on Nov. 21. 1969...."

    Did Charles Manson Have 4 More Victims? 'There's an Answer There Somewhere,' Says LAPD Detective

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    (Doreen Gaul)
     
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    CastlesBurning Well-Known Member

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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    " LAPD Det. Lt. Earl A. Deemer wanted to explore any possible connection between the murders of Doreen and James and a Jane Doe slaying from several months before. The marked similarities in the three murders struck Deemer as more than a coincidence. He described the crimes to reporters: “All three victims were stabbed, and their wounds appeared to be the work of a ‘fanatic’. None of the three was slain where the bodies were found. The Jane Doe of the previous killing wore hippie-like attire which resembled that in which Miss Gaul had been seen and which is favored by many young females in the organization [Scientology].”

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    DOREEN GAUL
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    rbbm.
    22/02/2019
    Did Charles Manson Have 4 More Victims? 'There's an Answer There Somewhere,' Says LAPD Detective
    "Police interviewed Manson follower Bruce Davis a few years later in prison after they learned he lived in the same housing complex as Gaul, but he denied knowing the two and it’s unclear if he lived there at the same time as her. Later, another man confessed to the murders, claiming he and a partner killed the teens in a botched robbery, but the two were never charged and have since died. Evidence in the case was destroyed decades ago, leaving Gaul’s case in limbo.

    Retired LAPD detective Cliff Shepard hopes that one day there will be firm answers in all four deaths. “It’s just being lucky,” he says. “There’s an answer there somewhere.”
     
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