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Man arrested for cold case murder
Michael Henderson

The U.S. Marshals Service and the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy assigned to the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force have arrested a man suspected of murdering his wife over 25 years ago in Washington, D.C.

Michael Henderson, 52, was indicted by a grand jury last week in Washington D.C. after new evidence was recently discovered.  Henderson is suspected of brutally stabbing his wife to death in 1987.  A warrant for Murder in the Second Degree While Armed was issued by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on May 22.  The U.S. Marshals Service then began their fugitive investigation and was able to track Henderson to Conyers, where he had been living and working since 2010.  He was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon at his job. Henderson's address was listed as 1009 Alexandria Lane in Conyers.

“Once the U.S. Marshals Service received information that their suspect was residing here in Rockdale County, they were able to quickly apprehend him thanks to the cooperative efforts of having our deputy assigned to the joint task force,” said Sheriff Eric Levett.  “This should send a message to criminals that they cannot hide in Rockdale County. I hope that this apprehension will bring closure to the victim’s family and friends in this decades-old case.”

Henderson is currently being held in a federal facility and is awaiting extradition to Washington, D.C. to face the murder charge.