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Scientology Unbelievably Turns Up In The Times Square ‘Terrorist Driver’ Incident… Disconnection Made Jeffrey Tambor Leave The Cult

The man who drove his car into a crowded sidewalk in Times Square on Thursday was high on synthetic marijuana, known on the street as K2, according to ABC News.Richard Rojas, 26, plowed down three city blocks, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring at least 22 others in what appears to have been a drug-fueled rampage.Rojas, a Navy veteran from the Bronx, has been arrested twice in the past for drunken driving — in 2008 and 2015.There was “no indication” it was an act of terrorism, Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference at the scene.

Authorities investigating the scene found materials that indicated Rojas has an interest in Scientology. He also told police that “This was the last day on Earth,” according to New York Daily News.

K2, also known as Spice, has been known to create “zombie-like” symptoms in some consumers and has been responsible for hundreds of overdoses in the New York City area in recent years, including more than 130 people in a span of a few days in 2016.

The drug is typically a mix of herbs and chemicals.

9 best moments from Jeffrey Tambor’s memoir, Are You Anybody?

The Arrested Development patriarch — and Transparent matriarch — pulls back the curtain on his life and process.



Jeffrey Tambor has one of those faces — and voices — that sticks with you, whether you’re a fan of his work on Transparent, the newly renewed Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show, or any of his other appearances on stage and screens both large and small. In his new memoir Are You Anybody?, the actor shares more on his life as a thespian and comic actor, complete with private moments on set, family histories, and a hefty share of the lessons he’s learned.

Here is a brief list of highlights from Tambor’s memoir:

1. There’s a chapter in his book entitled “F— ’em”

In order to make it as an actor, Tambor posits, there is a need to say “f— ’em” — essentially, discarding any attention paid to the audience as an approving, or disapproving, entity. “It’s an attitude,” he writes. “Not of hatred or aggression — but of freedom from self-censorship and the need to please.”

2. …As well as one called “Bar mitzvahed at gunpoint” 

Here, Tambor describes the nerves he felt before having to read his Torah portion, and how his mother gave him a Miltown, which he says was “the Xanax of its day.” Long story short, he continues, “I was high at my bar mitzvah.” Need we say more?

3. He gives us a candid look into what it’s been like to play Maura on Transparent

Tambor is keenly aware of the significance — and ramifications — of playing a trans character in today’s culture. He is open about how terrified he’s felt at the prospect of being able to embody, as an actor and heterosexual cis male, a transgender woman. He describes how that feeling even overwhelmed him while he was with friends at a restaurant, unable to speak or move, because he was suddenly paralyzed with fear about not being properly prepared to play Maura in the weeks leading up to the shoot for the Transparent pilot. Here is an actor who, accomplished as he is, can still be so overwhelmed with doubt as to whether he can actually pull something off, to the point of needing to shut himself away for weeks. Which he did.

4. His memories of Garry Shandling are intimate, and priceless

Tambor’s iconic role as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show put him on the map in a big way, making opportunities like Arrested Development and Transparent later possible. When Tambor was going through the lengthy process of auditioning and later preparing for the show, he observed Garry Shandling with utmost precision, describing him as “the kindest of geniuses.” If the jokes weren’t hitting right, Shandling would take out a small deck of index cards — calling to mind Joan Rivers — and reshuffle them. Then, as Tambor tells it, “Garry killed.”

5. Two words: Arrested Development

Giggling under the sand, dressed as Saddam Hussein in one of George Sr.’s many harebrained survival plots, wondering, “Who gets a job like this?” Tambor readily acknowledges how lucky he is to have landed such a career-defining role. He describes Arrested Development as a series of happy accidents strung together, full of “electric spontaneity.” Like the time the actor was trying on a wig for a flashback scene for his character George Sr., but when show creator Mitch Hurwitz saw it, voila, the role of Oscar Bluth, George’s pot-smoking, hairy twin brother, was born.

6. Tambor takes on Scientology 

Move over, Leah Remini. In a chapter called “Squeeze the Cans,” which is a reference to an obscure practice amongst Scientologists where pain and suffering can be measured and eventually erased, Tambor is candid about his initial enthusiasm for what the celebrity-centered religion promised. “As I was reading that pain and suffering existed in physical units that could be broken down and gradually made to disappear like a calcium deposit, I thought, Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it were true?” Tambor writes. “I wanted it to be true. Apparently, I was not alone.”

He talks about the special, ego-feeding treatment he received within the confines of Scientology as a treasured celebrity, and recounts the startling about-face his religious mentors took when he started resisting further immersion (and further payment) into the organization. When a “Senior Ethics Officer” (who Tambor observes looked like Opie from The Andy Griffith Show) called him in to ask him to “disconnect” from his wife, Tambor responded with, “Guess what line you just crossed.” And with that, he was out, slamming the door behind him, never to return to Scientology again.

7. The folly of celebrity is not lost on him

Tambor recalls what it was like as a little boy in 1950s San Francisco, watching Tonight with Jack Paar, and Tonight! with Steve Allen, and thinking to himself, “I want to be on television” (which caused his entire family to laugh at him). Later, he recounts the sensation of being asked for an autograph for the first time, in Times Square after the series premiere of The Ropers, in 1979. While it may sound a little conceited to openly wonder, “Is that all there is?” as he envisioned Patsy Cline in the distance, Tambor is writing from a very authentic place: the perspective of that starry-eyed little boy.

8. He addresses the universality of fear

In one of the murkier portions of the book, the actor likens his sense of fear to a creepy old woman who lives next door, named “Old Mrs. Cohen.” She’s always there, lurking, staring at him from her window. Another form his fear and self-doubt takes is a gaggle of vultures that perch themselves on his shoulders. Tambor describes how his fear actually manifests in his day-to-day life, and it feels undeniably relatable: he is the type to always call back after having a conversation with someone, because he’s plagued with fearful thoughts of, “Have I gone too far?” “Have I been too much?” (Admit it: we’ve all been there.)

9. He gives us a blow-by-blow of what it’s like to win a Golden Globe

Tambor sets the stage for us: Beverly Hills, January 2015, at the Golden Globe Awards. He’s nominated for his role on Transparent. “I and the vultures are sitting in my seat, very, very nervous,” he writes.

As his category approaches, the cameraman comes over to his table and proceeds to put the camera right in Tambor’s face. “The Russian-Hungarian tag team of my parents are having a rap battle behind my eyeballs,” he writes, referring to the habitually denigrating way his parents addressed him growing up (he calls this his “story,” and mentions how its effects never leave you completely).

Then, despite the negative, self-deprecating thoughts coursing through his head, Tambor’s name is announced as the winner. Flustered, he proceeds to get lost on his way to the stage, eventually ending up face-to-face with presenter Jane Fonda, who had fired him from the 9 to 5 TV pilot decades before. “I looked into her gorgeous, shining eyes as she handed me the envelope,” Tambor writes. “The circle was complete.”

Are You Anybody? is on sale May 16.

9 best moments from Jeffrey Tambor’s memoir, ‘Are You Anybody?’

Jeffrey Tambor Reflects on Scientology, Transgender Issues in His New Memoir

"I have no hard feelings. Thanks for the memories," the 'Transparent' actor says in his memoir of splitting with the Church of Scientology.
Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor is adding “author” to his long list of accolades.In the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner’s new memoir, Are You Anybody?, Tambor details his road to becoming The Larry Sanders Show‘s Hank Kingsley, Arrested Development‘s George Bluth Sr./Oscar andTransparent‘s Maura Pfefferman.But his big break in Hollywood was met with personal and professional challenges. The now 72-year-old actor recalls being harassed for his Jewish faith and growing up in a household of abuse and addiction; his sister went “MIA” after becoming a heroin addict, his father and mother were alcoholics, and the latter attempted suicide twice. Tambor battled alcoholism (and developed gout during production of 2000’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas), but has been sober now for 15 years.He writes of how his mentors, like the late Garry Shandling (whom Tambor learned passed away 15 minutes after completing his tribute chapter on the comedy legend), guided him in his search for love and self-acceptance.At one point, Tambor turned to the Church of Scientology and took classes for two years. He recalls, “I felt that love, I inhaled it. … I was totally willing to accept Scientology — if it would fix me.” Despite liking the “edginess” of it being frowned upon and being treated to celebrity privileges within the church like private doorways and deluxe classrooms, Tambor left the church abruptly. He did not cut ties after being conned out of thousands of dollars, but when he was pressured to leave his second wife.In his book, Tambor decided to record the memorable moments of his life for his five children: “fortysomething” Molly from his first marriage, adopted preteens Gabriel and Evie, and 7-year-old twins Hugo and Eli with wife Kasia. Some fun highlights:— He was high during his bar mitzvah.
— Farting during a teenage date inspired him to be a character actor.
— A wig once saved his life.
— He has yet to book a Coen brothers gig after a disastrous audition with them.
— Jane Fonda and producers fired him from 9 to 5.
— He adopted the life motto “F— ’em,” meaning “I don’t care if you like me. Here I am.”The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Tambor about his tell-all, which hits shelves May 16.I want to start off by giving you permission to call me back after this chat, since you mention in your book of having a fear of being clear in interviews and a tendency to want to correct yourself. 

Oh, isn’t that funny? You picked up on that! I’ve actually gotten better at that. But I’ll probably call you back. A habit that I’m trying to get rid of.

I’d like to begin with a bold question, in the spirit of your memoir’s motto. What was your most recent “F— ‘em” moment?

I stopped the orchestra at the Emmys. That was a “F— ‘em” moment. I said to the orchestra, “Stop! Stop!” The orchestra actually stopped. (Upon accepting the 2016 Emmy for best actor in a comedy series for Transparent, Tambor cut the “play off” music to share, “I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male to play a female transgender on television.”)


Emmys: Jeffrey Tambor Wins Best Lead Actor in a Comedy for ‘Transparent’

In your book, you write of working with and listening to members of the trans community. What three key changes would you like to see for the trans community in Hollywood in the near future? 

The depiction of the community. Accuracy in the humanity. I want more creation of roles and opportunity in the trans community. I want those stories and that talent to get out!

It’s amazing that your daughter Evie at 9 years old had such a clear understanding of your character Maura on Transparent, describing her simply as a character who is “more comfortable a woman.” 

That came from the mouth of a babe. All that other stuff is learned — all that phobia and hatred and fear is taught. Evie got it in a second. And she’s been on the set twice, and it’s quite something to watch her observe and soak it all in. I’m very proud.

I was also really moved when you wrote about your mom. You write of the pain of her addiction and verbal abuse throughout different periods of your life, and yet, by the end of the memoir you seem to reach a place of gratitude and forgiveness. You thank her when you discuss your 15 years of sobriety — and congratulations by the way!

Thank you!

And you pay tribute to your mom through Maura on Transparent. How did you make peace with that and reach this place of gratitude?

I’m 72 years old, and you just put down that luggage of blame and regret, and you get to the humanity of it. My mom was trying her best, and I know that. This is why there’s a circle in geometry, nature and the world.

Jeffrey Tambor (left) in 'Transparent'

Despite the organization’s financial scams and pressure to remove yourself from your wife, you say you hold “no hard feelings” today toward the Church of Scientology. Why is that? 

Yep, no hard feelings. Because what’s the use of hard feelings? In that chapter, I tried to be as fair as I could. It was me looking for love. I actually had a very good time. And I met a lot of very nice people. A magazine wanted to do a chapter on it as a stand-alone piece, and I said, “No.” Because it could have sounded like I’m blaming. It’s not about that. It’s about me. That chapter is not so much about Scientology, as it is about Jeffrey. I meant that. Thanks for the memories. All experiences work, and they add to the paint. I don’t think hard feelings help anything.

I thought Garry Shandling taught you a beautiful lesson: “Let it happen.” Earlier in your book, you present your own mantra: “Performing your life: What’s keeping you?” How do you find that balance between “letting it happen” and pushing yourself to “perform your life”?

I think they’re dissimilar; I find a lot of what we do is a performance. Sometimes I have to perform the best dad I can perform.

I teach action. I was taught action by my teachers. From [Garry], you can’t plan everything. And actually, it sort of saved me. I was the guy who over-rehearsed, over-prepared and knew everybody else’s lines. Garry just said, “Let it happen. Make a mistake! It’s OK. I gotcha.” And he did. I would watch him prepare his monologue, and I went, “Oh I see.” It was a big lesson and a big relief.

All three directors that I’ve worked with or executive producers — Garry, Mitch [Hurwitz] and Jill Soloway — that’s in their DNA! It’s all “let it happen” in the moment. It really changed me. Garry took me to school on it. It was something I needed to hear, and it was the right time. I was 45 years old. I wasn’t a kid when I heard the news. [Garry] was very special. He was the kindest of geniuses, and I am so thankful.


Jeffrey Tambor on ‘Transparent’ Role: “My Motto is ‘Do it Right'”

If you could be a teacher to others who have become parents later in life, what advice would you give to them?

I don’t think you could err on “attaboy.” At my dad’s funeral, people came up to me and said, “Your dad was very proud of you.” And my whole thing is, “Say it.”

Over the weekend, my kids came up and showed me their art projects — I go wild with enthusiasm. I just go, “Attaboy. Attaboy. Attaboy.” Praise is huge in learning. That doesn’t mean giving a trophy to everybody who participates or shows up for a practice. But praise works. I’ve seen it on the set. I’ve seen it in rehearsal rooms. I’ve seen it in the creation of this book, where people are giving me praise. People have read it and said, “You got it! Keep going!”

What have you learned through your 12-year-old son Gabriel, who battles Vater syndrome?

Gabriel has actually taught me and inspired me. He inspires me every day. His coping, humanity and empathy is so vast that we have switched places on the marquee. Indeed, he is the teacher and I am the student.

[THR calls back with one more follow-up question, ironically since Tambor admits to usually doing so.]

So you’re calling me! Thank you for breaking the curse. (Laughs.)

What is the backstory behind your memoir’s trailer, in which your four young children interview you about your career?

The genesis of that is [manager] Rebecca Miller pitched, “What if we had a sort of Q&A with the kids?” And it was just genius. The kids just took it and ran. What I like about it is it’s so attuned of the book. It’s so human. And that part where — forget the “debutt,” which is funny — but the part where Eli is helping Hugo to read the card is heartbreaking to me.

I wrote this book for the kids because basically, I don’t think they understand what I do for a living. For many years, I think they thought their dad ate lunch for a living because I would invite them to the set for lunch, and I think they thought that was my employment.

You have to understand they get a little confused because they see George Sr., Hank Kingsley and Maura. They know I’m the voice of a burrito. So, I wrote the book with that in mind.

Leah Remini on Pitching Her A&E Scientology Series: “I Said, ‘Don’t Be Pussies'”

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L to R: Eli Holzman, Matthew Belloni, Mike Rinder, Leah Remini and Aaron Saidman

The Scientology whistleblower sat down with THR editorial director Matthew Belloni at a TV Academy Q&A, admitting the pain of the show can sometimes be too much: “I wish a sitcom could take me away from all of this.”

When Leah Remini first came to producers Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman with an idea for a nonfiction TV show about the ways Scientology destroys lives and tears apart families, she offered a caveat.

“Leah said, ‘You have to be tough and brave,'” Holzman recounted Monday evening at a packed For Your Consideration screening and panel at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences moderated by Hollywood Reporter editorial director Matthew Belloni.

At which point Remini — who defected from Scientology in 2013 and has since dedicated her life to shedding a light on its controversial tactics — couldn’t help but interject.

“Do you want to know what I really said?” she asked. “I said, ‘Don’t be pussies. If you’re going to be pussies, you’re not the right producers for this.'”

Holzman had never been presented quite so blunt a challenge before. “Aaron and I huddled and said, ‘Are we pussies?'” he recalled. They quickly decided they were not — and thus Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath was born.

The nine-part series found a home at A&E, which delivered a large and passionate audience. Viewers were drawn to stories of individuals, many of whom were born and raised in the religion, only to find their closest relationships — children, parents, grandparents — cruelly severed and loyalties betrayed once doubts about it crept in.

Remini, who acts as both interviewer and interviewee in the show, was often unmoored by the “levels of pain” her subjects were still experiencing. “This is not something you just get over. My own pain continues as well,” she said. “Sometimes I wish a sitcom could take me away from all of this.”

The evening included a screening of one of the most affecting episodes, focusing on Aaron Smith-Levin, a high-ranking former Sea Org member who was essentially taken from his mother and immersed in Scientology theology with his twin brother at the age of 14.

When that brother began to express doubts, Smith-Levin says, the church colluded to sever all connections between them. The twin brother eventually got out — but tragically died in a car accident before the twins could reunite.

Smith-Levin and his wife, also a former Sea Org member, are now fully excommunicated from the church but continue to live among Scientologists in Clearwater, Fla, where the church has its worldwide headquarters.

(In one of the more bizarrely hilarious twists, a devout neighbor disconnected from the couple and their three young daughters — but requested to remain in touch with their dog, who “wouldn’t understand.”)

Helping us navigate through the Byzantine strictures and nomenclature of the religion is Mike Rinder, a former high-ranking Scientology executive who “blew” (Scientology jargon for defection) and serves as Remini’s co-pilot on the show, much of which is spent on the road.

Rinder credited Going Clear, Lawrence Wright’s best-selling 2013 exposé that was adapted into an HBO documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney, for shedding light on Scientology — but neither the book nor the doc has resulted in the kind of day-to-day feedback that Remini’s series generates.

“The church used to say, ‘Thank God for the Xenu story,'” Rinder said, referring to the science-fiction-based scripture unveiled in the highest echelons of training. “Because then we were no worse that any other religion. But what this show addresses for the first time, the real point of it all, is that Scientology damages people. The scars are real. And the church has no response to that.”

While Remini was reluctant to produce a second season of the show — the grief would be too much, even for this self-described “Brooklyn girl” — the first season has resulted in what Holzman describes as a “deluge of people emboldened to come forward.” Another cycle of episodes seemed preordained. “We’re sitting on some really damning and actionable material and can’t wait to premiere,” Holzman added.

Remini is similarly on board. “I’ll keep doing this until something changes,” she said.

EXCLUSIVE: David Miscavige’s Father Ron- I Know Where Shelly Is

One of the biggest controversies surrounding the Church of Scientology has always been where Michele Miscavige (known as Shelly), the wife of Church leader David Miscavige has been. We recently talked extensively with Ron Miscavige, the father of David, who is no longer affiliated with the church and has been disconnected by his family members in the church. Ron’s book, Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me, was just released in paperback yesterday, and he had an answer for us on where he believes Shelly is.

“Her birthday is January 18th,” Ron began with explaining. “My birthday is January 19th. I would always send her a gift on her birthday, because most of the time I wouldn’t have face to face contact with them. Usually on the 19th I would get an acknowledgement- (something like) ‘thanks for the nice gift Ron’- and then I’d get a gift.”

Ron then detailed when something started to change, telling us that, “In about 2005, I remember sending her a gift- and I hadn’t seen her around the base, which wasn’t that unusual because there are times when you don’t see a Sea Org member because they may be on mission someplace- so now I get an answer from her about three days later and it’s a little bit different than the normal answers I would get. It’s almost like somebody wrote it and had her sign it saying I really do appreciate what you sent me. In other words, not something that would come out of her mouth.”

“Now this went on the following year,” he continued. “When I got out, there was a guy who worked in the RTC- the Religious Technology Center- and he worked in the Communications division, which is the area that any incoming mail would go (and) any outgoing mail would go out of. And in that office, if I were to send something to Shelly or David, it would go in like a pigeon hole.”

“Now, I spoke to Noriykaku Matsumaru– who also left (he left the Church before I did)- and I said, ‘Where do you think Shelly is?’ He said, ‘Ronnie, I know where she is. She’s in the facility in Big Bear.’ This is up by Lake Arrowhead. I said, ‘How do you know that?’ He said, ‘Listen, when you would send her a gift, I would put it in that pigeon hole that would say to take it to that Sea Organization installation in Big Bear.’ And that’s how I know that’s where she is.”

So is Shelly in the infamous “hole,” a Scientology punishment center of sorts?

“It’s not a punishment center (where she is),” Ron confirmed. “What it is is this- and it’s believed by the people who follow L. Ron Hubbard- that every word he said or recorded or wrote is all put on these vanadium or stainless steel CD’s. And it’s stored… and put in an underground vault. This is one of the places they store all of his words so that no matter what were to happen on planet earth, they would be good for thousands of years. So if somebody were to come along, they could dig this up and hear what he had to say and his discoveries of life. That’s the type of installation it is. It’s a repository of everything he said or wrote and it’s stored in these underground vaults.”

So why has she not been seen in years, then?

Ron wrapped on talking about Shelly, stating that, “It’s the way the church operates. It’s why… all of the executives… how come they went to the hole? It’s just nuts. It’s crazy. You get these people and they spend all day supposedly telling the other inhabitants of their crimes and of their misdeeds. It’s beyond trying to figure out analytically because there’s no analytical reason for it. It’s nuts. I’m telling you. That’s all you have to know. If you’re going to try to analyze why a person who’s nuts is acting in a certain way, you’re a little off the beam yourself. Just realize the guy is nuts, they’ll do anything. There’s not going to be a rational explanation for a lot of it.”

Note that Ron’s version of where he believes Shelly is confirms previous reports that have appeared on famous Scientology writer Tony Ortega’s blog and elsewhere.

Stay tuned for more of our exclusive conversation with Ron and make sure to pick up his book today.

Scientology Raises It’s Ugly Head In The Manson Murders Again

Could There Be More Manson Murder Victims? Police Investigated Multiple Unsolved Murders After Jane Doe #59 Was Discovered

April 28, 2016

On the afternoon of November 16, 1969, a birdwatcher spotted the body of a young woman tangled in dense brush off L.A.’s scenic Mulholland Drive.

The victim, who had no identification on her, had been stabbed in the neck 150 times in what police believe was a “rage” killing. “It was personal,” says LAPD cold case detective Luis Rivera. “There was a lot of outrage behind it. It was a maniac…or love gone wrong.”

News of her death spread. A caretaker at Spahn Ranch, the notorious Manson Family hangout, told police that the victim, who became known as Jane Doe #59, looked like a hippie named Sherry from Simi Valley who hung out at the ranch. But investigators didn’t get anywhere with that lead, and subsequently, the mystery of her identity deepened.

According to former Manson Family prosecutor Stephen Kay, “Manson confessed to his cellmate they killed 35 people and we prosecuted 9 murders, so that leaves 26 [victims unaccounted for].”

Kay adds that authorities “didn’t have any evidence” of other Manson family victims.

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The Mystery of Jane Doe #59

In his 1974 book Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi suggested that Jane Doe #59 may have been present at the death of suspected Manson family victim John “Zero” Haught. Bugliosi writes she might have been “killed so she wouldn’t talk.” (Haught, whose death was reportedly declared a suicide, died of a gunshot wound to the head on November 5, 1969. Manson family members were reportedly present when the shooting occurred.)

Another avenue police explored at the time was whether Jane Doe #59’s murder was linked to the slayings of James Sharp, 15, and 19-year-old Doreen Gaul. The young Scientologists were found brutally stabbed and beaten in an alley about a half-mile from a “hippie like cult commune which Gaul had left Friday evening for a Scientology session with Sharp,” according to a Los Angeles Times article at the time. 

LAPD detectives were reportedly trying to determine if Jane Doe #59 was also a member of the Church of Scientology. 

For much more on Jane Doe #59 and the search for other possible victims of the notorious Manson Family, pickup this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

LAPD detective Lt. Earl A. Deemer told the Times he believed both Gaul and Jane Doe #59 were recent arrivals to Los Angeles and wore similar hippie-like attire. Gaul had reportedly moved to Los Angeles six months earlier from Albany, NY. Because there were no traces of smog in the lungs of Jane Doe #59, the coroner determined she hadn’t been in Los Angeles for a long time.

The wounds on Gaul, Sharpe and Jane Doe #59, looked like the work of a “fanatic,” Deemer told the paper.

At the time, the LAPD also asked the California Attorney General’s office to provide reports of all murders that were similar to the slayings of Tate, her friends and the murders of grocery owner Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.

According to the Los Angeles Times, on December 5, 1969, the state Attorney General’s office gave detectives a list of 30 unsolved murders since 1968. Included on the list were reportedly the murders of Sharp and Gaul, the stabbing deaths of two San Jose teenagers, and the January 1, 1969 murder of 17-year-old Marina Habe, who was abducted outside her West Hollywood home.

Habe’s body was found at the bottom of a ravine off Mulholland Drive, less than a half mile from where Jane Doe #59 was discovered. Habe, like Jane Doe #59, reportedly had multiple stab wounds to the neck.

“Detectives speculated that the Manson family could be behind it,” LAPD Detective Cliff Shepard, speaking of Habe’s murder, tells PEOPLE.

The murders of Gaul, Sharp and Habe are still unsolved.

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A Break in the Case

Jane Doe #59’s case went cold for more than four decades. In 2003, Shepard reopened the case after he discovered her file and a bloody bra while searching through boxes of cold case files. Shepard sent the bra for testing to a state lab where it was uploaded into a missing person database.

Because Jane Doe #59 was wearing a blue corduroy coat made in Canada, Shepard reached out to Canadian authorities in the hopes of identifying her, but the Canadian police didn’t have a missing person report that fit her description.

The break came last June when a friend of the victim searching the Internet saw her post-mortem photograph and called the victim’s sister, who then contacted law enforcement. DNA taken from her bloody bra matched her sister’s, and she was positively identified as 19-year-old Reet Jurvetson.

‘My Parents Never Thought to Report Reet Missing’

Jurvetson, who grew up in Montreal, was the youngest daughter of Estonia natives who fled the country in 1944 during World War II. Described by her sister Anne in a family statement as “very artistic,” she grew up singing in a youth choir and sewing her own clothes. After graduating from high school, she moved to Toronto to live with her grandmother and found work at the post office.

Police learned that Reet flew to L.A. in the summer of 1969 to visit a man named John, or Jean the French pronunciation, whom she had met in a coffee shop. “She was smitten by him,” says Rivera. After she arrived in Los Angeles, she sent her family a postcard to let them know she was happy and that she had a nice apartment.

“In 1969 there was a lot of peace, love and flower children,” says Shepard. “L.A. was the place to go for young people.”

But, after the postcard, her family never heard from her again. “As incredible as it seems, my parents never thought to report Reet missing to the police,” her sister Anne wrote in the statement. “They thought that she was just living her life somewhere and that eventually news from her would turn up.”

“Although our family continuously hoped that one day Reet would return home, I eventually came to the conclusion that she had probably passed away,” Anne wrote in the statement.

“It is such a sad, helpless kind of feeling to always question, to never know, to imagine scenarios, all the while still hoping and dreaming that one day there would be an answer. I can hardly grasp how she could have been stabbed over 150 times. It is devastating. I try to draw comfort from the coroner’s report that at least she was not raped, nor were there traces of drugs or alcohol in her system. Her body and inner organs were ‘unremarkable’ and she had obviously taken good care of herself. Nevertheless, I am horrified to think of how terribly frightened and alone she must have felt as she died.”

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‘We Can’t Rule Out that the Manson Family Was Involved’

In October, Rivera and his detective partner Veronica Conrado interviewed Charles Manson at Corcoran State Prison in October to see if he recognized the dead woman. “No new leads were learned,” he says. But, he says, “We can’t rule out that the Manson Family was involved.”

In March, they flew to Canada to speak to Reet’s family to get more clues about where she was staying in Los Angeles and about the mysterious John, or Jean.

“He is the best lead we have,” says Rivera, adding: “No one deserves what happened to her. It’s our job to find out who’s responsible and bring them to justice.”

El romance gay de Tom Cruise

El romance gay de Tom Cruise

Rumors about the alleged homosexuality of Tom Cruise were revived in the last hours to transcend the actor he went to live with the leader of the Scientology religion practiced for years.

30 years ago it was rumored that Tom Cruise had a gay relationship with John Travolta , now Tom again is wrapped in a gay affair with the leader of kinesiology, David Miscavigne .

In the note, they realize that their relationship goes beyond a simple friendship, for his constant trips to Las Vegas, adventures on motorcycles and even skydive are more romantic than they appear. The tabloid raises suspicions that this close relationship with David , ended his marriage to Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes .

Although everything is speculation, rumors that put question the sexual preferences of Cruise have always been on the agenda.

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