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Body of cult leader Charles Manson still in possession of Kern County Coroner's Office

Posted: 6:24 AM, Nov 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-29 22:30:29Z

UPDATE (November 29, 2017 2:35 p.m.): The search for the next of kin is ongoing, when that person is found the 10 days to claim Charles Manson's body begin, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. 

The Kern County Coroner's Office is still in possession of Manson's body. Since multiple people have come forward to claim the cult leader's body, the process is now moving into probate court where it will be determined what happen to both his estate and his body. 

The entire process will be longer than 10 days, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.


UPDATE (November 29, 2017 6:40 p.m.): Today, Wednesday November 29, 2017 is the deadline for someone to claim the body of cult leader Charles Manson. 

If after the tenth day Manson's body hasn't been claimed, then it will be cremated by the prison. 


Charles Manson's estate could be left to a pen pal, according to TMZ. 

Manson's will dating back to February 2002, says to leave his personal belongings, including cash, image rights, clothing and music catalogs to his pen pal. 

It also reportedly says that his body should be turned over to his pen pal, but if the pen pal doesn't claim it within 10 days, the prison will cremate him. 

TMZ is also reporting that Manson has been writing to this pen pal since the 90's, and the pen pal has even reportedly visited Manson in prison. 

The pen pal wished to remain anonymous.