Young woman found dead in Abilene 1-year ago, murder remains unsolved


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A young woman from Levelland was found dead in Abilene one year ago.

20-year-old Jeannine Quinn was found hanging in a field off Marigold Street and N 10th Street on April 17, 2018, and her death was quickly ruled a homicide. She had been reported missing out of Levelland a few days prior.

During the investigation, detectives learned Quinn had traveled to the Abilene area to visit friends with her boyfriend, Ricky Don Henderson.

Henderson told police he tried to contact Quinn several times with no luck, so court documents state he called a friend to come pick him up after he walked all the way to Snyder, Texas.

His friend then took him back to Levelland, where he got another vehicle, returned to Abilene, and searched for Quinn, but the documents state he was unable to find her. 

To this day, Henderson remains the only person of interest in Quinn’s death. He is still jailed in Taylor County without bond for violating his parole with a possession of a controlled substance charge. 

Henderson has also been identified as a person of interest in the mysterious disappearance of his first wife. Stephanie Meeks Henderson, who was last seen in Levelland in 1993.

The Texas Rangers are now offering a $6,000 reward for information on her disappearance. 

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