Robert Earl Murray
Robert Earl Murray
Robert Murray was born on August 8, 1945 in New York. He attended Pittsford Central High School, class of 1965, in an exclusive town of upstate New York called Pittsford in Monroe County. Murray was very tall and according to an arrest report from a 1968 drug bust in Malibu, California, he was 6’6’’ and 205 pounds.
How, why and when exactly Murray wound up in Southern California is unclear however, at some point he apparently joined the Manson Family clan. Very little is actually known of Robert Murray and various Internet chatter is completely dominated only by how and why photos of Robert Earl Murray have been confused with John Phillip Haught for years.
In fact, several researchers of the case have tried to track down Robert Earl Murray over the years in order to gather more information regarding his involvement and experience living with the family as well as specifically to debunk the photo confusion, however very little has been discovered.
At one point an anonymous blogger wrote that he had been contacting various Robert Murray’s throughout the country and eventually one did respond with a letter that claimed the searcher had found him, but the letter was deemed to be fictitious as the author of the letter spoke of addresses, dates and other factors which did not match-up with those of the real Robert Earl Murray, at least the man known to associate with the Manson family in those years.
However, something that known and confirmed of the Robert Earl Murray associated with the family is that Los Angeles Police Detective Earl Deemer, who was investigating the Tate Labianca murders until their conclusion, had created a list of what he called “Known Family Members and Associates”, and indeed Robert Earl Murray owned a space on that list.
When Murray officially left the family associates who remained in California after the trials, where he is these days, and.or whether or not he is even still alive or is dead, remains unknown.
If his intention was to completely evaporate from the Manson horror scene of his young life, he has succeeded.
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