A Colorado woman who was found stabbed to death in July is reportedly the daughter of a murder victim killed by Charles Manson’s “family.”
The Mercury News reports that 40-year-old Ariana Wolk was found dead in her Denver apartment on July 3. Suzan Struthers La Berge is reportedly Wolk’s mother. La Berge’s mother, Rosemary LaBianca, and her stepfather, Leno LaBianca, lost their lives in August 1969 when several of Manson’s cult members killed the couple inside their Los Angeles home.
According to the Denver District Attorney’s Office, 24-year-old Jose Sandoval-Romero was arrested for Wonk’s death and charged with first-degree murder. Authorities “found the victim in a pool of blood in her bed having suffered sharp force injuries to her neck.”
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Days later, Sandoval-Romero allegedly confessed to the crime and said he fled the scene after stabbing Wolk, then disposed of bloody clothing. The relationship between Wonk and the suspect is unclear.
Similar to her granddaughter, Rosemary LaBianca was found dead in a pool of her own blood. Investigators said LaBianca had at least 16 stab wounds across her body, while Leno LaBianca was stabbed numerous times with a carving fork.
Charles “Tex” Watson, Leslie Van Houten, and Patricia Kerwinkel were convicted of murdering the couple and sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors said Manson ordered his cult followers to kill the LaBiancas and gave them the address to the home.
Manson never knew the LaBiancas but knew of their home; he previously attended a party at the home next door.
Le Berg, now 72, told MailOnline that was “grieving” and too upset to comment at this time.
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[Feature Photo: Ariana Wonk/Facebook; Rosemary LaBianca/Handout, Los Angeles DA]