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More information needed on ‘persons of interest’ in Hennes murder

More information needed on ‘persons of interest’ in Hennes murder


Leads are coming in, but the Scott County Sheriff's Office needs more information to arrest Angela Hennes' killer.

Ms. Hennes, 41, of 411 W. 4th St., was found dead Jan. 13 by a farmer near a service road north of the 15000 block of 100th Avenue, north of U.S. 61 and west of Interstate 80. Her body had been badly burned.

"We're still trying to get together our timeline on her whereabouts from the time she went missing to the time they found her body," Maj. Mike Brown, of the Scott County Sheriff's Office, said Tuesday.

Authorities have received several leads and found several "persons of interest," but need more information to determine whether they are important to the investigation, Maj. Brown said.

Though the public has been providing information, some people have been nervous about talking to authorities. In some cases, it might be because of illegal activity they may have been around, Maj. Brown said.

But he stressed that the sheriff's office's main concern is finding whoever is responsible for killing Ms. Hennes.

As of Tuesday, there had been no arrests in the case, he said, but could not provide more details about the investigation.

Ms. Hennes was born in Omaha, Neb., later moving with her family to Davenport, where she attended Catholic and public schools as well as Scott Community College.

Later, she became involved in drugs, prostitution and other crimes. In 2002, she received a five-year prison term for theft and forgery charges.

Ms. Hennes spent time in and out of state prison during the next four years, having been sentenced to probation, which was later revoked for new violations, according to Fred Scaletta of the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Last year, she worked part-time maintenance at the Scott County Courthouse through the community services program, earning money for rent. Her last known address was at the Ledo Apartments in downtown Davenport.

Court records list at least 13 addresses in as many years.

She is survived by two sons.


Anyone with information about the slaying of Angela Marie Hennes is asked to contact the Scott County Sheriff's Office at (563) 326-8628, or Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at (309) 762-9500. People with information that leads to a break in the case could receive a $2,000 reward.


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