Formerly Missing Woman Found Deceased in Vehicle


The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports they responded to White Hall Shrine Road on Friday, December 11 around 10:24 a.m. in reference to an unresponsive female. The initial investigation indicates that 73-year-old Jeanette Henderson of Lexington passed away in her vehicle.

Ms. Henderson had been missing from Lexington since December 6th. According to authorities, no foul play is suspected contributing to her death. Coroner Jimmy Cornelison says she must have gotten her car stuck after running off the roadway and became disoriented. He reports that someone walking their dog found the car as it was far off the roadway in some trees. In the preliminary autopsy, it seems Henderson died from hypothermia, and she may have had other medical issues that could have contributed to her death.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Madison County Sheriff Detective Kevin Crutcher and the Madison County Coroner’s Office.