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06/26/03-Longview

Missing Kilgore Man's body Found

After an extensive day long search of the Sabine river, search and recovery teams made the discovery they hoped they wouldn't find. The body of 18 year old Michael Hendrix was found the Highway 42 Sabine river bridge near White Oak... After he was reported missing two days earlier. The investigation into his disappearance started with the arrest on a man in Cass county who was linked to auto theft tow a second suspect. Under arrest and charged with murder is 26 year old Aaron Ray Higginbotham of Gladewater... And Higginbotham has implicated a second man, 27 year old Michael Dwan Kay in the murder. Hendrix family members say that investigators were told by Higginbotham that the pair beat the victim, then dumped his body in the river. Higginbotham lead authorities to the crime scenes. No motive has been established in the killing, and police are urgently asking to help them catch Kay, who has a warrant for murder. An autopsy has been ordered in the case.
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