Charles Manson’s body is reportedly housed at Corcoran State Prison, where it’ll remain for 10 days unless a relative claims it.
Sources told TMZ that the prison will cremate Manson’s body if it goes unclaimed. The State will also seize any property Manson, 83, left behind and use his funds to cover cremation costs.
People reported Manson didn’t list a next of kin and didn’t designate anyone to take possession of his body. However, Newsweek noted that he had at least two biological sons: Charles Manson Jr. who changed his name to Jay White before killing himself in 1993 and two other sons who changed their names and live private lives.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said Manson died Sunday night at a Kern County hospital.
CDCR spokesperson Vicky Waters said an autopsy will not be performed as the 83-year-old died of natural causes. However, CDCR officials declined to reveal the hospital where Manson died or how long he was hospitalized for, according to Bakersfield.com.
The cult leader spent 46 years—more than half his life—serving nine life sentences. Originally sentenced to death, Manson was convicted of leading his followers on a murderous rampage in Los Angeles from August 9-10, 1969, that claimed the lives of pregnant actress Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, Steven Parent, and Jay Sebring.
Manson was reportedly hospitalized in January for a severe intestinal lesion that required surgery to repair. However, doctors determined at the time that he was too weak to undergo the procedure and sent him back to prison.
[Featured Image: Charles Manson/Corcoran State Prison]