Posted Jan. 17, 2007— Police arrested and charged a Brooklyn man with the murder of Stepha Henry, a 22-year-old aspiring lawyer, also from Brooklyn, who disappeared during Memorial Day trip to Florida last year, reports MSNBC.
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They found the suspect, Kendrick Williams, 32, sleeping in his car –where it looks like he’d been living – near Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn, reports the news service.
Henry disappeared during the trip with her sister. On the night she was last seen, she reportedly told her mother she was about to go to a club.
Miami-Dade Police say Williams gave Henry a ride to the Florida nightclub. Williams acknowledges he was with her that night but told police he left Henry at the club.
However, police say they found the victim’s blood in the car he was driving, reports MSNBC.
Police are still looking for Henry’s body, although they believe that she is dead. Williams is charged with second-degree murder and evidence tampering, reports Newsday.
“We’re hoping he’ll lead us to a body,” a police official told the paper.
Even after Williams’ arrest, many questions about the details of the case still abound.
“This investigation is far from over,” police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta told MSNBC.
Meanwhile, people who knew the victim are still grieving the young life lost.
“[She] was full of hope and promise. We mourn the fact that she was unable to fulfill her dreams,” said Jeremy Travis, president of John Jay College in New York, where Henry had recently graduated.
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