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Man files claim in Kern County for body of Charles Manson

Coroner's Office confirms they have Manson's body
Posted at 5:58 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 18:29:04-05

A claim was made on Tuesday on the body of mass murderer Charles Manson. 

Michael Channels, a pen pal of Manson's, according to TMZ, said Manson left his remains to him.

Channels filed a probate case in Kern County on Nov. 28.

Manson, 83, died in a Bakersfield hospital on Nov. 19.

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The Kern County Sheriff's Coroner's Office confirmed they have possession of Manson's body. KCSO took the body in as a courtesy to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

CDCR said anyone with a possible claim to Manson's remains or possessions had 10 days after his death to make those claims known. 

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If Manson's body was not claimed in that time, he would likely be cremated and his ashes kept in a mausoleum in Union Cemetery in Bakersfield.

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