Cult leader Charles Manson has no known relatives, body unclaimed

Manson never listed next of kin

Charles Manson in 2011.

CORCORAN, California – Charles Manson, the infamous leader of a mass-murdering cult, died Sunday of natural causes and he has no listed next of kin.

That means if no relatives come forward to claim his body, the state will shoulder responsibility and have his body cremated, according to TMZ.com.

Manson died at age 83 at a hospital in Bakersfield, California.

He was serving nine life sentences at California’s Corcoran State Prison, where he spent more than half his life behind bars.

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