Above photo shows the sites
Remember the AP article from 2008? The reporter spoke with retired Inyo County Sheriff's Detective John Little who said that in 1974 Assistant Sheriff Jack Gardiner told him to go up to the Barker Ranch and look for four grave sites within 100 to 150 yards of the ranch house.
Also remember that after Dianne Lake spent 6 months in Patton State Hospital, she came to Big Pine, California to live with Jack Gardiner and his wife as a foster child. She credits Jack and his wife with deprogramming her and saving her life.
Dianne has never spoken of any knowledge of graves. But how else would Jack Gardiner know? Is it possible that Diane has blocked out a lot of her former life just to be able to cope? Some believe that that is a strong possibility.
You may recall that Vern Plumlee and Ed Bailey hooked up with Steve Zabriski at the end of October 1969 up in Portland, Oregon. They told Zabriski that "Charlie and Clem" were responsible for killing Sharon Tate. Bailey also said that he had personally seen Charlie shoot a guy in the head with a .45 in a gully behind the Barker Ranch. Zabriski made a report to Portland PD on November 2nd, 1969.
Virginia Graham and Ronnie Howard were not interviewed about the Susan Atkins confession until November 17th, 1969. So if Plumlee and Bailey were telling the truth about Manson's connection to the Tate murders over two weeks before Law Enforcement first knew about it, then they must be telling the truth about the murder in the gully behind the Barker Ranch.