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The Tate Murders


Three weeks after the murders, Rudolph Altobelli, the owner of the house, moved in to the Cielo Drive house and lived there for the next 20 years.

“I moved right back into the house three weeks after the murders happened,” Altobelli said. “When I came back to that property, I felt safe, secure, loved and beauty.”

Music producer Terry Melcher, who had previously fled the house, joined Altobelli and stayed at the house for a month. Melcher, trying to cope with the murders in his own way, once dressed himself in the clothes of the murdered Frykowski.

Altobelli reportedly sent Roman Polanski a bill for damages done to the house during the Tate murders. Altobelli eventually sold the house for $1.6 million, 18 times what he’d paid for it.