Charles “Arlin” Leon Henderson – Endangered Missing – Moscow Mills, Missouri

CHARLES 'ARLIN' HENDERSONCHARLES “ARLIN” LEON HENDERSON

AGE: 34

SEX: MALE

RACE: WHITE

HAIR:  BLONDE, CREWCUT

EYES: BLUE

HEIGHT: 4’6” (135 CM)

WEIGHT: 75 LBS (34 KG)

DENTAL:  GAP BETWEEN FRONT TEETH

SCAR:  ON THIGH

MARKS:  LAST SEEN WITH PEELING SUNBURN ON NOSE AND UPPER CHEEKS.

WEARING: T-SHIRT, CAMOUFLAGE PANTS, GRAY SOCKS, BLACK SNEAKERS

 

HENDERSON WAS RIDING HIS WHITE AND YELLOW BICYCLE IN HIS FAMILY’S MOSCOW MILLS, MISSOURI MOBILE HOME, ABOUT FIFTY MILES NORTH OF ST. LOUIS, ON JULY 25, 1991. HE WAS LAST SEEN BETWEEN 5:00 AND 5:30 P.M. THE DAY HE VANISHED. HENDERSON HAS NEVER BEEN HEARD FROM AGAIN…

IN 2007, INVESTIGATORS BEGAN INVESTIGATING MICHAEL J. DEVLIN FOR POSSIBLE INVOLVEMENT IN HENDERSON’S DISAPPEARANCE AND IN SEVERAL OTHER CASES, INCLUDING THE 1988 DISAPPEARANCE OF SCOTT KLEESCHULTE AND THE 2005 DISAPPEARANCE OF BIANCA PIPER. SHAWN HORNBECK, A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO DISAPPEARED AT AGE ELEVEN IN 2002, AND WILLIAM “BEN” OWNBY, A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS ABDUCTED IN 2007, WERE BOTH FOUND ALIVE AND WELL IN DEVLIN’S HOUSE IN JANUARY 2007. OWNBY HAD BEEN MISSING FOR FIVE DAYS AND HORNBECK FOR OVER FOUR YEARS. BOTH BOYS HAD BEEN HELD AGAINST THEIR WILL BY DEVLIN, WHO SUBEQUENTLY PLEADED GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING AND CHILD MOLESTATION AND WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON. AUTHORITIES INITIALLY SUSPECTED DEVLIN COULD BE LINKED TO OTHER MISSING CHILD CASES, AND FORMED A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL TASK FORCE TO INVESTIGATE THIS THEORY. IN OCTOBER 2007 THE TASK FORCE DISSOLVED, AS IT COULD NOT FIND ANY EVIDENCE THAT DEVLIN WAS INVOLVED WITH CHILDREN OTHER THAN HORNBECK AND OWNBY.

HENDERSON’S BICYCLE WAS FOUND IN A BEAN FIELD THREE MONTHS AFTER HIS DISAPPEARANCE AND WAS TAKEN BY THE POLICE AS EVIDENCE. INVESTIGATORS HOPE TO IDENTIFY A SET OF FINGERPRINTS DISCOVERED ON ITS FRAME. HIS DISAPPEARANCE REMAINS UNSOLVED.”

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MISSING SINCE: JULY 25, 1991

MISSING FROM: MOSCOW MILLS, MISSOURI

 

CONTACT:

LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – MISSING PERSONS UNIT 636-528-8546

FBI 314-589-2500

CRIME STOPPERS 800-933-TIPS

NCMEC 1-800-THE-LOST

 

CHARLES “ARLIN” HENDERSON, NAMUS

 

http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/756985

 

 

“OUR STORY”

“NOTHING CAN DESCRIBE THE FEELING YOU EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU RECEIVE A PHONE CALL AND A VOICE ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE SAYS WE CANT FIND (INSERT YOUR OWN MISSING PERSONS NAME).  IN OUR CASE THE NAME WAS ARLIN, OUR NEPHEW.

IT WAS BETWEEN 6:30 – 7:00 P.M. WHEN WE GOT SUCH A CALL AND WE WERE SURE THAT BY THE TIME WE GOT TO DEBBIES HOUSE ARLIN WOULD BE HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

INSTEAD, AS WE TURNED OFF HIGHWAY C ONTO THE ROAD THAT LED TO THE TRAILER PARK WHERE DEBBIE LIVED, WE PASSED CARS ALL ALONG BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD AND SAW PEOPLE WITH WORRIED LOOKS ON THEIR FACES AND TEARS IN THEIR EYES STANDING IN GROUPS TALKING.  THEY WERE WANTING TO HELP BUT WHAT WOULD THEY DO?  IT WAS A SURREAL SCENE, LIKE BEING IN A DREAM, AND I REMEMBER THINKING THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING TO OUR FAMILY BUT IT WAS, AND IT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING.

THE REST OF THAT NIGHT WAS SPENT TRYING TO COMFORT DEBBIE BUT WHAT CAN YOU SAY TO COMFORT A MOM WHOSE CHILD IS MISSING?  DEBBIE KEPT ASKING WHERES MY BAB, WHERES ARLIN AND WHY? WHY?  THEN WEEPING TO THE POINT OF HYSTERIA.

WE FINALLY TOOK HER TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT THE TROY HOSPITAL WHERE THEY FINALLY SEDATED HER AND SENT HER BACK HOME WITH SOME MEDICATION TO KEEP HER CALM.

FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS SHE LIVED IN A FOG AS WE TRIED TO PROTECT HER EMOTIONS BY KEEPING HER AS SEDATED AS THE MEDICINE WOULD KEEP HER.  FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS FAMILY WAS ALWAYS WITH HER TRYING TO BRING COMFORT AND HOPE.

LINCOLN COUNTY POLICE OFFICERS FORMED SEARCH PARTIES USING THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WOULD COME AND OFFER TO SEARCH.  WE HELD HANDS AND FORMED A LINE THAT STRETCHED ACROSS A FIELD AND BEGAN TO WALK THROUGH THE UNDERBRUSH IN THE WOODS SEARCHING FOR JUST ONE CLUE THAT MIGHT LEAD US TO ARLIN.  NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS DROVE THEIR FOUR-WHEELERS DOWN TRAILS AND THROUGH THE WOODS, SEARCHING.  WE WALKED COUNTRY ROADS, LOOKING IN DITCHES.  WE WENT INTO CAVES ALONG THE MISSOUR RIVER SEARCHING, SEARCHING, SEARCHING.  AND WE ALWAYS WENT BACK TO SQUARE ONE, ARLINS HOUSE WITH NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING.

THE NIGHT ARLIN DISAPPEARED DEBBIE WAS FIXING SUPPER WHEN ARLIN STOPPED BY TO SAY HE WAS GOING TO A FRIENDS HOUSE.

AS HE RODE OFF ON HIS BIKE HIS LAST WORDS TO HIS MOTHER WERE SAVE ME SOME POLISH SAUSAGE. 

THE BIKE DISAPPEARED WHEN ARLIN DID BUT WAS DISCOVERED ABOUT 3 MONTHS LATER JUST OFF THE ROAD IN A BEAN FIELD JUST A FEW MILES FROM HIS HOME.   IT WAS NOT THERE WHEN WE WALKED THAT ROAD SEARCHING.  SOMEONE PUT IT THERE LATER.  WHO? PLEASE WHOEVER YOU ARE, COME FORWARD AND TELL THE AUTHORITIES WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE BIKE.  IT MIGHT HELP TO BRING ARLIN HOME.

ARLIN IS A REAL PERSON AND STILL LIVES IN OUR HEARTS AND OUR THOUGHTS.  IT DOESN’T MATTER THAT IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 20 YEARS SINCE HE DISAPPEARED.  HE IS STILL OUR LITTLE ARLIN.  WE KNOW HE IS NO LONGER A LITTLE ELEVEN YEAR OLD BOY, THAT HE IS NOW A GROWN UP MAN BUT UNTIL WE FIND HIM HE WILL ALWAYS BE OUR LITTLE ARLIN.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, SAW ANYTHING, HEARD ANYONE TALKING ABOUT HIS DISAPPEARANCE PLEASE COME FORWARD WITH WHAT YOU KNOW.  IT COULD BE THE LITTLE SPARK THAT LIGHTS A BIG FIRE OF INFORMATION THAT HELPS BRING CLOSURE FOR OUR FAMILY.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN FINDING ARLIN, YOUR HELP IF YOU CAN GIVE SOME, AND YOUR PRAYERS ALWAYS.

 

YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY, DEBBIE, YOUR AUNT JANICE & CHARLES, GRANDMA, 

BRENDA CLARK, REV. JAMES & EVA.  

SHANNON & JUSTIN, KELLEY, ALLEN, TAMMY, TORI, ANGEL & SHAWN, 

CHRISSY, NICK, LYDIA BRANDON & BUDDY & JESS, 

LISA & SCOTT, JANELL & JOHN, STEVE AND GALE, 

SHAWN CLARK, DAVID & LIS, TIFFANY & DAN, MIKE.”

LookForArlin.com

 

FUNDRAISER FOR BOY MISSING 20 YEARS WILL LEAVE PERMANENT REMINDER OF TRAGEDY

JULY 20, 2011 10:29 AM  •  BY SUSAN WEICH • SWEICH@POST-DISPATCH.COM > 636-255-7207

ARLIN HENDERSON DISAPPEARED 20 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK AFTER GOING FOR A BIKE RIDE NEAR HIS MOSCOW MILLS HOME, AND HIS FAMILY IS MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY WITH AN UNUSUAL FUND-RAISER THAT WILL LEAVE THEM WITH A PERMANENT REMINDER.

TATTOOS FOR ARLIN WILL BE HELD FROM 11 A.M. UNTIL 9 P.M. SATURDAY AT KEN’S TATTOOS & BODY PIERCING, 1098 CROSSWINDS COURT IN WENTZVILLE. 

REV. JIM MCWILLIAMS, ARLIN’S UNCLE, SAID MORE THAN 50 FAMILY MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND, AND MANY WILL GET A FORGET-ME-NOT TATTOO IN HONOR OF ARLIN.

 ALL OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE TATTOOS, WHICH COST $30, WILL BENEFIT FRIENDS OF ARLIN HENDERSON, A GROUP THAT HOSTS A WEBSITE (WWW.LOOKFORARLIN.COM)  AND POSTS FLYERS ABOUT ARLIN.

ARLIN WAS 11 WHEN HE DISAPPEARED ON JULY 25, 1991. HIS WHITE AND YELLOW BMX BIKE WAS DISCOVERED NEARLY 10 MILES FROM HIS HOME THE FOLLOWING MARCH.

MCWILLIAMS SAID THERE ARE NO NEW LEADS IN THE CASE BUT THE FAMILY STILL HOLDS OUT HOPE THAT ARLIN IS ALIVE.

“WE’RE STILL LOOKING, AND WE’RE NOT GIVING UP,” HE SAID.

A $10,000 REWARD IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR ARLIN’S DISAPPEARANCE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THEIR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR MCWILLIAMS AT 314-807-2100.

HTTP://WWW.STLTODAY.COM/NEWS/LOCAL/STCHARLES/ARTICLE_846B9B1C-B2EB-11E0-8065-0019BB30F31A.HTML

 

NASCAR DRAWS ATTENTION TO MISSING PERSON CASE IN LINCOLN COUNTY

POSTED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 2:31 PM

NASCAR DRIVER KEVIN CONWAY WILL BE BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A SPECIALLY OUTFITTED CAR AT THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE MISSING PERSON CASE OF CHARLES “ARLIN” HENDERSON.

ARLIN WAS 11 WHEN HE DISAPPEARED AFTER GOING FOR A BICYCLE RIDE NEAR HIS MOSCOW MILLS HOME ON JULY 25, 1991. HIS BMX BIKE WAS LATER DISCOVERED NEARLY 10 MILES FROM HIS HOME. IN MARCH, INVESTIGATORS PUBLICLY DISPLAYED ARLIN’S BICYCLE FOR THE FIRST TIME, HOPING TO DRUM UP NEW LEADS.

CONWAY’S NO. 7 EXTENZE TOYOTA WILL CARRY IMAGES AND INFORMATION ABOUT ARLIN. ARLIN’S UNCLE, THE REV. JIM MCWILLIAMS WILL BE HONORED AS AN “EXTENZE LOCAL HERO” FOR HIS WORK TO PUBLICIZE ARLIN’S CASE.

A $10,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR ARLIN’S DISAPPEARANCE IS IN EFFECT. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS URGED TO CONTACT THE LOCAL FBI OR CALL 1-800-THE LOST OR MCWILLIAMS AT 314-807-2100.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/stch … 78c22.html

 

FBI STILL TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER CLUES IN ARLIN HENDERSON CASE

ADAM ALLINGTON, ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO (2010-03-16)

ST. LOUIS, MO (ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO) – THE FBI IS REACHING OUT TO THE PUBLIC IN A 19-YEAR-OLD CASE INVOLVING A MISSING LINCOLN COUNTY BOY.

CHARLES “ARLIN” HENDERSON OF MOSCOW MILLS WENT MISSING IN JULY OF 1991.

TWO AND A HALF MONTHS LATER OFFICIALS FOUND THE BIKE THAT HENDERSON HAD BEEN RIDING.

FBI SPECIAL AGENT BILLY COX SHOWED THE BIKE TO THE MEDIA ON TUESDAY IN HOPES THAT IT MIGHT COMPEL SOMEONE WITH INFORMATION TO COME FORWARD.

“WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE IN THE AREA THAT COULD LEAD US TO ARLIN’S WHEREABOUTS AND WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM,” SAID COX.  “WE’RE HOPING TODAY THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOLDING ON TO THIS INFORMATION FOR 19 YEARS, THE INFORMATION WILL CAUSE THEM TO COME FORWARD.”

HENDERSON’S MOM, DEBBIE GRIFFITH SAYS IT’S HARD TO SEE THE BIKE THAT BELONGED TO HER SON SO MANY YEARS AGO, BUT SHE STILL BELIEVES SOMEONE MAY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. 

“NONE OF US ARE GETTING ANY YOUNGER AND I’D SURE LIKE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENEDT O MY SON BEFORE I DIE,” SAID GRIFFITH.  “I’D LIKE TO SEE HIM SMILE AGAIN AND IF HE’S DEAD I’D LIKE TO BURY HIM AND BE AT PEACE.”

COX WOULD NOT COMMENT ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAD ANY NEW LEADS.  HE SAYS THE FBI HAS NO INDICATION THAT HENDERSON’S DISAPPEARANCE WAS CONNECTED TO CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER AND KIDNAPPER MICHAEL DEVLIN.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CAN CALL 314-589-2500.

Copyright 2014, St. Louis Public Radio

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1624625/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/FBI.still.trying.to.piece.together.clues.in.Arlin.Henderson.case

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