Manson Body Hunt a Bust

Diggers come up empty at Death Valley ranch
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2008 2:53 AM CDT
Charles Manson at a parole hearing. He has been denied parole 11 times since he first became eligible in 1978.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Investigators yesterday packed up and left the the Death Valley ranch used as a hideout by the murderous Manson Family after finding no trace of bodies a member of the group once suggested might be buried there. The search was triggered by a cadaver-sniffing dog and initial findings of scientific equipment which may have erroneously interpreted dead rats and insects as human remains, reports the Los Angeles Times.