Jerry Sherman Hendry

Above: Jerry, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 13, 1997 from Newellton, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 8, 1943
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, green eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A button-down shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jerry was last seen at his home in Newellton, Louisiana on November 13, 1997. He has never been heard from again. In 1999, his wife, Mary Ann Hendry, was charged with his murder. Mary had been a suspect in her husband's disappearance from the onset of the investigation. She was arrested after she confessed. Mary stated she beat Jerry to death with a wooden cutting board, then wrapped his body in a rug, burned it and buried it in the yard near the driveway. The outcome of the criminal case is unknown, however, and Jerry has never been located.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tensas Parish Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The Baton Rouge Advocate


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 9, 2010; casefile added.

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