Friday, March 5, 2021

Fundraiser Friday: March 5th, 2021

This week's Fundraiser Friday features cases of two young women who were murdered in Texas. The families of both young women are frustrated with the way police handled their cases. One family is hoping to raise reward money for information that will lead to the arrest of the killer. The other family has created a petition for the local sheriff's office to make the case active again. 

Jeannie Quinn

Jeannie Quinn was only 20 years old when she was brutally murdered in April 2018. Jeannie lived in Levelland, Texas at the time of her death. Her family members reported her on missing on April 15th, 2018. Two days later, Jeannie's body was found hanging in a wooded area in Abilene, Texas. She had white bags tied to her hands and hard wire around her neck. Investigators labeled her death as homicide and staged hanging. 

57 year-old Ricky Don Henderson has been named as a suspect in Jeannie's case. Ricky was reportedly Jeannie's boyfriend, and the last person known to have seen her before her disappearance. Both Jeannie's family members and authorities believe it is very likely that Ricky killed Jeannie, but he has still not been charged with anything related to her death. He is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges.

Investigators hope to receive more information that could lead to an arrest in Jeannie's case. Her family members are raising reward money. [click here to donate] [more information on the case]

Brittany McGlone

Brittany McGlone was only 19 years-old when she was brutally murdered in Winnsboro, Texas on May 4th, 2007. She was killed at her boyfriend's family's house. Brittany spent the previous evening working an overnight shift at Lowe's Distribution Center. It is believed that she arrived at her boyfriend's house around 7am and went to sleep in his bed shortly thereafter. Brittany's boyfriend and his family members left the house while she was sleeping. When Brittany's boyfriend returned that afternoon, he found a gruesome scene: Brittany had been savagely murdered.

Investigators later determined that Brittany had been sexually assaulted and beaten at some point between 8:30am and 3:30pm. An autopsy ruled that she had died from massive head trauma. The Wood County Sheriff's Department inevitably looked at Brittany's boyfriend and his family members when they began investigating her murder--and all of them were eventually cleared. All had solid alibis that were confirmed through both surveillance and cell phone pings. 

In the years that have passed since the murder, Brittany's family members have grown increasingly more frustrated with the investigators from Wood County Sheriff's Department. Various people have stated that the crime scene was mishandled and was possibly contaminated by law enforcement. Brittany's family members have since created a petition in hopes that the case will be re-investigated. [click here to sign the petition] [more information on this case]

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