Ella Jo Bailey was a former member of the Manson Family. In 1967 Ella Jo Bailey lived in San Francisco. It was there that she met Charles Manson, Mary Brunner, Lynette Fromme and Patricia Krenwinkel.
Bailey became fascinated with Manson and decided to join him. Shortly thereafter, Susan Atkins came into the family and the girls traveled around the southwest with Manson until they moved to Spahn Ranch in 1968.
Bailey stayed with the Manson Family until she found out about the murder of Donald Shea. Bailey left the Family and later testified for the prosecution during the Hinman trial.
Ella Jo Bailey and Patricia Krenwinkel were hitchhiking in Malibu when they were picked up by Beach Boy Dennis Wilson. This encounter eventually led to the murder of Sharon Tate.
Wilson took the two Manson girls to his home at Sunset Boulevard. Wilson had an appointment and left the girls at his house, when he returned home he found the entire Manson Family at his house.
Wilson befriended Manson and the girls and The Family stayed at his house for the summer.
Ella Jo Bailey died on September 14, 2015 in Florida at the age of 68.