Person of interest in Abilene murder now behind bars in Taylor County

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The person of interest in an April 2018 Abilene murder has now been transferred to the Taylor County Jail on a felony warrant.

Ricky Don Henderson, 56, is now in the Taylor County Jail on a warrant for Possession of Tetrahydrocannabinol. He was previously in the Hockley County Jail on a parole violation. There is currently a parole hold in place keeping him in jail. 

Henderson, according to Abilene police, is a person of interest in the murder of Jeannie Quinn. He was Quinn’s last known associate. 

Even though Henderson has been named a person of interest, there is not enough evidence to make an arrest in connection to the case, police said.

Quinn was only 20 years old when her body was found hanging in a field near Arnold Blvd and Marigold Street days after she was reported missing in April of 2018. She had a hard wire wrapped around her neck and died during what investigators are calling a ‘staged hanging’. 

In December, her family held a press conference in conjunction with the Abilene Police Department to remind the public an $11,645 cash reward is being offered for information leading to her killer. 

During the press conference, Jeannie’s uncle spoke on behalf of the family, saying they are all still having a hard time coming to terms with such a brutal crime. They remember Jeannie as “just a child at heart who loved spending time with her family and friends”

Henderson is also listed as a person of interest in the missing persons case of his wife Stephane Meeks Henderson. She went missing from Levelland more than 20 years ago. 

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