91-year-old woman found dead in a bush, police investigating homicide case

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Nov. 8 2021, Published 8:11 a.m. ET

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A 91-year-old woman found dead in a bush near her Ohio home has authorities looking for a culprit in her suspected homicide.

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“The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of Essie Mae Henry as a homicide. Essie was a long-time resident of South Euclid and was known to many in the neighborhood from her frequent walks,” South Euclid Police Chief Joe Mays said in a statement.

Police said they found Henry near Warrensville Center Road and Colony Road. Officials said she died around 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.

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Officials said they were not certain how long she had been in the bush, and are keeping a tight lid on details regarding how she died.

Henry was 5-feet-6-inches-tall and weighed 135 pounds, South Euclid police said. Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Detective Michael DeMario at (216) 691-4210 or e-mail


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