Notorious Crime Scenes

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    Sharon Tate, seen here in 1968, was pregnant when she was murdered by Charles Manson and his followers at a rented home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. The home was torn down in 1993.

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    Aug. 9, 1969: Police officers stand on actress Sharon Tate's property, where the bodies of five people including Tate were found murdered by members of the Manson cult family. It was demolished in 1993.

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    Charles Manson, seen here at a 1986 court hearing, is serving life in prison for the death of Sharon Tate and six others.

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    Susan Atkins, seen in 1969, is serving a life term for her role in the murder of Sharon Tate and other Manson family slayings. She is terminally ill and asked the California state corrections department in June 2008 to give her 'compassionate release' to die with loved ones.

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    Aug. 11, 1969: The Hilltop home is shown in Los Angeles' Los Feliz district, about 5 miles northwest of the downtown section where Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were found murdered Aug. 10, 1969, by members of the Manson family.

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    Nov. 14, 1974: This is the home where the six bodies of the Ronald De Feo family in Amityville, N.Y., were found slain. A year later, George and Kathleen Lutz moved in but fled 28 days later, claiming the house was haunted. Their story became the basis for the book and movie 'The Amityville Horror.' The house still stands and is occupied.

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    John Wayne Gacy Jr., who was convicted on charges he raped and murdered 33 men, is shown. He buried 27 in a crawl space under his home, which later was demolished. Gacy was executed in 1994.

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    Dec. 23, 1978: Cook County evidence technicians remove the remains of a body from the Chicago suburban Des Plaines home of John Wayne Gacy Jr., who was charged with murder after he confessed to killing a youth missing since Dec. 11. An undetermined number of decomposed bodies were discovered beneath the house and in the garage area. The house was demolished in 1979, and a new residence was built about a decade later.

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    Dec. 16, 1985: The body of Mafia crime boss Paul Castellano lies on a stretcher outside Sparks Steak House in New York after he was assassinated on the orders of John Gotti. The steak house continues to operate at the same location in Manhattan.

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    July 25, 1991: Jeffrey Dahmer, a confessed serial killer who ate his victims, is shown in Milwaukee County Circuit Court in Wisconsin. His apartment, where he performed the murders, was torn down in 1993. Dahmer was beaten to death by a fellow inmate in 1994.

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    July 25, 1991: Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment door is sealed off as part of a police investigation. The building was demolished in 1992.

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    Nov. 17, 1992: A worker looks on as demolition begins at Oxford Apartments in Milwaukee, Wis., where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer lived. Some neighbors supported the demolition while others opposed it, noting the apartment building could provide a home for poor people. The lot remains vacant.

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    Sept. 22, 1993: Lyle Menendez, who along with his brother Erik murdered his parents, Kitty and Jose Menendez, in their Beverly Hills mansion, is shown. The house still stands.

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    Nov. 1, 1993: Erik Menendez, who along with his brother Lyle murdered his parents, Kitty and Jose Menendez, in their Beverly Hills mansion, is shown. The house still stands.

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    Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex-wife of OJ Simpson, was found murdered in Los Angeles in 1994 outside her condominium. The home's address was changed.

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    June 15, 1994: The bloodied sidewalk outside the house of Nicole Brown Simpson, former wife of O.J. Simpson, is shown on Bundy Drive in Los Angeles. The address was changed.

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    Ronald Goldman, who was found murdered in Los Angeles along with Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, is shown.

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    Feb. 12, 1995: The condominium where Nicole Brown Simpson lived on Bundy Drive in Los Angeles is shown. The address was changed.

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    Oct. 3, 1995: OJ Simpson is seen after his acquittal on criminal charges in the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles. He later was found liable for their deaths in a civil trial.

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    JonBenét Ramsey, who was found murdered in her family's Boulder, Colo., home in 1996, is shown. The house was rented several times by college students before being sold; it is occupied.

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    Jan. 1, 1997: The Boulder, Colo., home of John and Patsy Ramsey, where their daughter JonBenét was found dead on Christmas Day in 1996, is shown. It is occupied, though its address has changed.

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    March 27, 1997: The house where 38 Heaven's Gate cult members and the group's leader, Marshall Applewhite, committed mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., is shown. It was demolished.

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    March 27, 1997: The bodies of Heaven's Gate cult members found after their mass suicide in a rental house in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., are shown.

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    March 27, 1997: An aerial photo shows the house where 39 Heaven's Gate cult members committed mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. It was later demolished and the street name changed.

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    Gianni Versace is shown. Versace was shot to death on July 15, 1997, by Andrew Cunanan on the steps of his Miami Beach, Fla., mansion, which has been transformed into a boutique hotel and private club.

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    July 15, 1997: Gianni Versace's villa in Miami Beach, Fla., where the fashion designer was murdered, is shown. The historic mansion has been turned into a boutique hotel and private club.

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    Andrew Cunanan, a spree killer responsible for the 1997 shooting death of fashion designer Gianni Versace outside his Miami Beach, Fla., mansion, is shown. Cunanan committed suicide.

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