Missing Since: 07/04/99
Missing from: Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 04/17/79
Age at disappearance: 20
Weight: 104 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears.
Clothing: Dark green shorts, tan tank top, black sandals.
Jewelry: Silver watch on left wrist and a silver bracelet
on right wrist.
Details of Disappearance
Henson resided with her family in Travelers Rest, South Carolina in 1999. She hosted a party with several friends during the evening of July 3, 1999. Henson’s parents returned from a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina at approximately 2:00 AM on July 4. She was sitting on their front porch at the time of their arrival. Henson said that she and her boyfriend had a disagreement earlier that night. She told her family members that she planned to walk to Willis’ store on the corner of Hawkins Road and Poinsett Highway to purchase cigarettes. Henson departed from the house at approximately 2:30 AM and was last seen walking along Henderson Drive. The store is approximately two blocks from her residence. She never returned home.
Henson’s loved ones stated that it is extremely uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her family said that authorities did not begin a search of the area until three weeks after her disappearance. Investigators reportedly believed that Henson left of her own accord and expected her to return shortly afterwards.
In June 2006, the Travelers Rest police department got report that a Columbia University student registered using Henson’s name, birth date and social security number. Police believe the woman was actually Esther Elizabeth Reed. Police believe Reed stole Henson’s identity in order to be accepted to and attend Columbia University.
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Travelers Rest Police Department
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
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