Stephanie Shae Henderson

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Above Images: Stephanie, circa 1993

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 28, 1993 from Levelland, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 13, 1972
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 156 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Stephanie has scars on her left thigh, right hip and on her lower abdomen. She has a tattoo of the letter "S" between her thumb and forefinger on one of her hands. Stephanie's ears are pierced. Her maiden name is Meeks and she may still use that name. Some agencies spell her name "Stephane."
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    Details of Disappearance

    Stephanie was last seen in Levelland, Texas on November 28, 1993. She had an argument with her husband, Ricky Don Henderson, that day. A photograph of Ricky is posted below this case summary. Stephanie called her grandmother to say she was leaving. Her grandmother went to Stephanie's home, but by the time she got there Stephanie was gone. Ricky claims she was picked up by some female friends from Hobbs, New Mexico.

    Stephanie left all of her personal belongings, including her purse and her only pair of shoes, behind at her home when she vanished. Her disappearance was not reported for several weeks because her family believed she was staying with her friends in New Mexico. Then Stephanie's grandmother got a typed letter supposedly from Stephanie which stated she was living in Hobbs. But the letter was postmarked Lubbock, Texas, and when Stephanie's grandmother noticed this she became suspicious and contacted police.

    Foul play is suspected in Stephanie's disappearance. Investigators interviewed the friends who supposedly took her to Hobbs, and they all said they did not pick her up. In 2004, police tested a hair of Stephanie's against the saliva on the envelope flap of the letter that was sent to her grandmother. The saliva was not Stephanie's and the DNA was male, not a female.

    Ricky is considered a possible suspect in his wife's disappearance, but has not been charged in connection with it. Stephanie's case remains unsolved.

    Ricky
    Above: Ricky Don Henderson

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hockley County Sheriff's Department
    806-894-3126

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    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    KCBD News Channel 11

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 3, 2005.

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