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Investigation continuing in Friday murder

By Paul Keane

An investigation into a Friday murder is continuing, and Wayne County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

On Friday, Oct. 3 around 3:30 p.m., Wayne County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tim Hollingshead was traveling on Old Winchester Road when he passed a vehicle. He came back and saw a man slumped over in the vehicle and he tried to awaken him.

Hollingshead noticed blood on the man and discovered that he had been shot. The victim was later identified as Michael C. Henderson, Sr., age 50. It was discovered that a gunshot entered his left arm and traveled through his body, exiting on the right side of Henderson's body.

Investigators estimate that Henderson was shot some time between 2 and 4 a.m. Friday.

"I went by the first time and didn't notice the victim in the vehicle," Hollingshead said. "I came back and ran his tag, and that is when I noticed him slumped over inside the vehicle.

"A number of people had passed by the vehicle that day and never saw him inside. I, myself, didn't notice him until I stopped to run his tag."

Henderson was believed to have been shot at the scene where his vehicle was located, and his cell phone was taken.

Sheriff Darryl Woodson said investigators with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation were called to the scene, and evidence was taken from the area. Woodson said the case is still under investigation.

Woodson said the case was not related to a recent drug roundup of 15 suspects that was made last week.

Wayne County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish. To report information on this case, call Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 601-735-5323.
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