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Sheriff taking closer look into 25 year old missing person case after Jeannie Quinn murder

Stephane and Ricky Don Henderson (KCBD)

The sheriff's office in Hockley County is taking a closer look into a 25-year-old missing persons case after the murder of Jeannie Quinn in Abilene.

On April 17, Quinn, 20, was found hanging in a north Abilene field with a wire wrapped around her neck.

Ricky Don Henderson, 56, is a person of interest in her murder.

Henderson was also a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Stephanie Henderson, in 1993.

Her body has never been found and the case remains unsolved.

Hockley County Sheriff Ray Scifres said they reopened the case in 2005 and are now looking for new leads.

"Since the case involving Jeannie Quinn, we have been looking into the original case in 1993 and the disappearance of Stephanie Henderson," said Scifres.

It was back in May when we first heard of Henderson.

Abilene police were seeking information from anyone who may have had contact with him around April 15.

On Wednesday, Abilene police confirmed the connection between Henderson and Quinn, who was 36 years her junior.

"Henderson was her boyfriend and to our knowledge was the last person to see her alive," said Sgt Kevin Ohnheiser

KCBD in Lubbock reported Henderson and Quinn were in Abilene at the time of her murder. They got into an argument and she left in his truck. Henderson said that was the last time he saw her.

We went online to see if Henderson has a criminal record and come to find out he's no stranger to law enforcement.

According to court records, Henderson served time in prison and has been convicted of several felonies and misdemeanors.


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