Manson Family Mystery Solved

A true crime whodunit more than 50 years in the making!

Just over a year ago, I wrote here at Medium about a shadowy figure associated with the Manson Family that I was trying to find. He was known by many names during that era — Bill Vance, William Rex Cole, Billy Vansicki, Duane Schwarm, David Lee Hamic. He was presumed about five years older than Charles Manson, another ex-convict with a weatherworn face from his nine-year reign as the heavyweight boxing champion at Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee.