Corinth murder still being investigated

news_investigation_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – As the murder investigation of the death of Corinth cab driver Cleo Henderson moves slowly forward, the reward raised in the community continues to grow.

“We’re still getting leads and following up on them, but there’s been no break in the case,” said detective Capt. Ralph Dance. “We’re still getting some crime stopper leads and tips through the police department but most of them have been a dead end.”

The body of Cleo L. Henderson, 66, of 1520 Bunch St., was found in the early morning hours of May 25, on the sidewalk outside the Taylor Street location of Liberty Cab, where he worked as a taxi driver.

He had died of a gunshot wound.

Investigators immediately asked for assistance from the public in identifying a suspect or suspects, and asked that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi or the police department.

Local concerned citizens and business owners soon offered a reward that totaled $3,200, and now that reward has grown to $5,425, said Ward 1 Alderman Andrew “Bubba” Labas.

This reward is in addition to the $1,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in a crime, but the caller must go through Crime Stoppers to receive both rewards.

Corinth police also had been awaiting results of tests from the state crime lab, but Dance said those results were inconclusive and another lab is now conducting additional tests.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Corinth Police Department at (662) 286-3377 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi at (800) 773-8477.

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