Sharon Tate Maid Found Alive, Well
Thursday, November 6th, 1969
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 – The maid who discovered the bodies of actress Sharon Tate and four other victims of a mass murder has been located after disappearing 17 days ago, police reported today.
Winifred Chapman, reported missing Oct. 10. A police spokesman said she was found alive and well at an undisclosed location in Southern California Wednesday night.
The spokesman declined to say where the woman was or how she was found. Mrs. Chapman told officers she wanted only to be left alone and did not want any more publicity about her part in the discovery of the bodies.
Police Homicide Detective Robert Helder, who is in charge of the Tate case, said Mrs. Chapman had been nervous and upset since Aug. 10 when she arrived at the Benedict Canyon estate leased by Miss Tate and discovered the macabre murders.
After the discovery she was treated for shock at UCLA Medical Center, then questioned by police.
Police are still working on the unsolved murders of Miss Tate, Abigail Folger, Voityck Frykowski, Jay Sebring and Steven Parent.