Sarah Ferguson pays tribute to murdered ex-PA
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has revealed that her former personal assistant, Jenean Chapman, has been murdered. Chapman, who had previously worked for the Duchess between 2001 and 2005, was found dead in her Dallas apartment on September 25. A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder.
Tragic discovery in Dallas apartment
The body of Jenean Chapman, 46, was discovered in her Dallas apartment on September 25. The death was initially classified as "unexplained" but after a post-mortem, it was determined to be murder. A 48-year-old man named James Patrick was arrested the following day on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
A loyal and hardworking employee
Sarah Ferguson described Jenean Chapman as a "loyal, hardworking, beautiful and fun" woman in an emotional tribute. Chapman had worked for the Duchess as her personal assistant and the two had remained in contact over the years. Ferguson has promised to cover the funeral costs to support Chapman's grieving family.
Remembering a remarkable woman
Jenean Chapman was a beloved member of her family and a role model to her siblings. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in TV, film, and production. After working for Sarah Ferguson, she went on to work with the Simmons family at Def Jam. Her family has started a fundraiser to bring Chapman's body back to New York.
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