The Latest: Police probe whether Jane Doe linked to Manson

The Latest on the identification of a woman found stabbed 150 times in 1969 near the site of the most notorious Manson family killings (all times PDT):

11 a.m.

Los Angeles police are investigating whether a newly identified young woman found stabbed 150 times in 1969 is connected to the Manson family killings.

Detective Luis Rivera said Wednesday that investigators have interviewed Charles Manson about the woman and are now trying to track down a man known as either "John," or its French pronunciation, "Jean" (Zs-EHN').

He says the Manson interview turned up no new information. Though he says detectives haven't been able to find any concrete link to the Manson family killings, they can't rule it out either.

In December, police used DNA to identify the woman as 19-year-old Reet Jurvetson of Montreal.

People magazine was first to report she had been identified.


4:45 a.m.

Los Angeles police have identified the body of a woman found stabbed 150 times in 1969 near the site of the Manson family killings as a 19-year-old from Montreal.

People magazine reported Wednesday that police have identified the woman as Reet Jurvetson, who moved to Los Angeles from Montreal the same year she was killed.

Los Angeles police Detective Luis Rivera tells People that investigators can't rule out that the Manson family was involved in the killing. He says the best lead police have is a man known as "John," whom Jurvetson met in Toronto before flying to Los Angeles to see him the summer of 1969.

Police say they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after a family member recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online.