One year later: family of murdered Levelland woman still pleading for answers

April 17 is anniversary of Jeannie Quinn's murder

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - On April 17 last year, a Levelland woman was found dead in Abilene. Abilene Police say 20-year-old Jeannie Quinn was found hanging in a field far west of Abilene.

After the autopsy, her death was ruled a homicide and said she died by asphyxiation from what they call a “staged hanging.”

Through initial investigation, Abilene Police pointed 56-year-old Ricky Don Henderson as a person of interest in this case. Officials say he was the last person to see Jeannie before her disappearance and murder.

Quinn’s Uncle, John Quinn, has never given up on finding justice for his niece. He has made several trips from his home in New Jersey to Texas. Quinn says he has worked closely with the case and has even gotten multiple chances to speak with Henderson one-on-one. Quinn says this anniversary is frustration, but he knows closure can’t be too far away. Although he says he needs the public’s help to do that. “We are still looking for any information. No matter how small it is. It will help.”

Quinn also says they are closer to getting the answers the crave then they have ever before. “We are getting closer. In the last couple of months, we have been so its looking better than it was.”

If you have any tips on this murder case, you are asked to call Abilene PD’s direct tipline for Jeannie Quinn’s case. That number is (325) 676-6598.

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