At least 5 people are fighting for Charles Manson's remains

Charles Manson.
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Authorities in California are trying to figure out who has a rightful claim to the remains of Charles Manson, with at least five people vying for the murder mastermind's body.

Manson died in November at age 83, after spending decades in prison for his role in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles. The Kern County counsel's office is in possession of his remains, because their building has refrigeration and the Kern County coroner does not, but the office is now struggling to figure out what to do with the body. "When we received it, we thought no one would claim the body," deputy attorney Bryan Walters told the Los Angeles Times. "We assumed it would be an easy matter to take care of."

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