October 8 1975
Sacramento police yesterday arrested Charles Manson follower Ruth Ann Morehouse, 22, on a number of charges including burglary and conspiracy to commit murder.
Miss Morehouse, known to the Manson followers as "Ouisch," was arrested at an apartment at 2453 Rio Linda Blvd. and served with the Los Angeles warrant. She offered no resistance.
The FBI said today that her Sacramento address was learned during investigations following Miss Fromme's alleged attempt to assasinate President Ford.
In 1971, Miss Morehouse was convicted of feeding an overdose of LSD in a hamburger to a prosecution witness in the Tate-La Bianca murder trial. The prosecution in that case said Miss Morehouse, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Catherine "Gypsy" Share, Steven Grogan and Dennis Rice lured Manson family member Barbara Hoyt to Honolulu and fed her the LSD to keep her from testifying against Manson.
Nine months pregnant, she disappeared before her four codefendants, including Miss Fromme, were sentenced to 90 days in jail.
The manager of the apartment complex where she was arrested said Miss Morehouse had lived there since April 18. She had given the name Ruth Fowler and was living with two small children and a man who identified himself as Ray Bones.
Asked if he had ever seen Miss Fromme or her roommate Sandra Good at the apartment, the manager said, "They haven't had any visitors like that."
He said "They didn't leave the apartment that much. I never saw anything unusual."
Prior to coming to Sacramento, Miss Morehouse had been living in the Carson City, Nev. area, authorities said. Investigators in the Tate-LaBianca case apparently had known of her whereabouts then but didn't think it was worth trying to extradite her.
Miss Morehouse joined the Manson Family when she was 15 years old. According to Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book, Helter Skelter, her father, Dean Morehouse, went to Spahn Ranch to kill Manson for stealing his daughter. "He ended up on his knees worshiping him."
She is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles later Today or Tomorrow.
Thanks to friend of the blog Stoner Van Houten and to DebS for their fine detective work. You can view Stoner's video of this site here.
If this has been discussed please forgive me.
There's a youtube video titled, "Charles Manson Talks about Ruth Ann Moorehouse". Put up by Cisco Budge. My tablet won't let me put in a link. The guy who's supposed to be Charlie say she was adopted and an Indian. Is this tape on the level? Is the voice even Charlie.
orwhut, I believe this is also stated in the book "Inside The LC" which can be found online in a pdf. I'm not sure if it is true but I do know that Ruth Ann's birth record is not at any of the usual data bases. Ruth Ann's older brother and two sisters are listed at Ancestry as being born in Minnesota but Ruth Ann is not. From doing searches on the Moorehouse family I found that her sisters went to high school in North Dakota. North Dakota is not a state that lists birth records publically. The father Deane was from North Dakota. Also, Her father's Mendocino County probation report says that he worked for a time for a New York company, though it does not give the dates of that employment. It is likely that Ruth Ann was born in a state that does not publish birth records so people have made up a story about her. I did find yearbook pictures of all her siblings. Ruth Ann and her brother have the same eyes and her sisters have more than a passing resemblance, particularly their coloring, dark hair and complexion.
This apartment is in a really rough neighborhood. Stoner says he got a lot of scary looks while he was there. As an aside, Patty transcribed this article as is from the Sac Bee and is not sure if they are spelling her last name correctly. Patty always thought there were two O's. Anyone?
The records at Ancestry do have the name spelled with two O's. Deane's Mendocino County probation report also spells his last name with two O's.
I know for a fact that UNTIL "Squeaky" did the need with FORD, nobody cared about RUTH OR any past members of the Manson Family.
BUT to show the FBI was on the case (FORD assination attempt), protecting America from eminent danger, RUTH became an easy target. It's called "dog and pony show"
Kind'a like the Bin Laden show.
Deb and Orwhut, I believe Ruth Ann was born in Ontario,Canada and that's probably why she isn't showing up on American databases. I think I saw that on CieloDrive.com.
Robert...patty agrees with your assessment.
Thanks Jean. Yes, your right Cielodrive does say that Ruth Ann was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nice work Patty, Deb, and Jean :) Looking good Stoner!!
I have always had tremendous sympathy for Ruth. Along with Diane Lake- they were both left to take care of themselves more or less at such a young age. I dont let age be an excuse for most of the terrible things some of the members of the Family did- but I make exceptions for these two. I understand what happens when you put a 15 or 16 year old kid around older criminals and perverts. They are going to do what they have to do to fit in and get by. Shame again on the parents for allowing this to happen...
I saw a pic awhile back of Ruth at a formal event of some kind in her more recent years. She looked stunning. I am glad and I hope she has found happiness and success in whatever it is success means to her. I cheer for Ruth
YES Patty: Right after the "Squeaky" Ford incident, the FBI paid me a visit and they specifically asked about Ruth.
On another relevant subject, today is BLACK hero day. So has anyone ever figured out what exactly the "BLACK" - Manson connection was / is? GRIM?
In the early 1960's the Blacks were protesting for THEIR rights to be equal.
In 1963 it came to a head with their MARCH on Washington.
In 1964 the new President LBJ signed into law THEIR equal rights.
In 1965 LBJ ignited the Vietnam WAR where ALL the Blacks, Browns and poor White kids would be given the RIGHT to equal employment in the rice paddies.
Deb and Jean,
Thank you. That tape has made me curious for a while now.
It's always good to see you posting.
out of all the videos i have made about manson family sites this one had me worried at times,but i said f#%k it im FILMING...locals were watching me,you cant see them because there behind the camera just watching and listening...i did talk to them after filming,they NEVER heard of ruth or spahn ranch ...but they did know who charles manson was.!...and then they said the craziest thing ''you mean manson use to live here.?''....and i laughed and said ''NO'' one of the girls lived here...i guess they werent payin attention when i was making the video..hahahaha!!!!
After you left they shook their heads and said, "crazy-ass white boy"...
This blog really needs a popcorn icon.
Where can I get my RH decoder ring?
ORWHUT: That's funny, but in countries where voodoo is practiced, under a spell is an excuse to stay home from work.
AND don't be so sure "spells" are NOT practiced here in the US.
To some extent WE on this blog may actually be under a mild spell.
Bugliosi was actually aware enough to realize some of Charlie's "powers."
Watkins made NO bones about it - it was REAL.
Charlie's "spell" on PAT is profound and maybe George S. does NOT realize it, BUT HE is under Charlie's influence. This is another great subject for a blog POST.
OR maybe Charlie was just a great "illusionist" like J.C. or the POPE
AND there is usually ONLY one reason a man gets married - She's got HIM under HER "spell."
I put my reply under the previous post. I hope I got the facts right, I was working from memory.
Chatsworth Charlie, I have been finding Inside LC a useful Robert Hendrickson decoder ring:
Dawes I personally wouldn't take anyone's pic without permission I just commented on a pic I saw. I don't even remember for sure where I saw it
Inside the LC is a fascinating read!
Thanks for the link CB, looks like that could take some time to decipher!
This is very interesting, she was the same age as I am now when she lived in this apartment and i've always wondered what happened to Ruth. It's so sad that her life was destroyed by her involvement with the Family at such a young age. I hope that she managed to make a happy life for herself and her children, wherever she is I wish her happiness and a good life. That she has successfully disappeared from the public eye has no doubt made this easier for her to achieve - and though out of my own selfish curiosity I want to know more about her whereabouts or what she looks like now - I am pleased that she has managed to move on, completely.
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