(2/5/2018) – Michigan State Police positively identified a Mid-Michigan couple as the bodies found 40 years ago along I-55 near the Missouri-Arkansas border.
The bodies were located on June 17, 1978, about 12 miles apart in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and Pemiscot County, Missouri. Both were dead from gunshot wounds, but authorities could not identify them.
The Michigan State Police confirmed on Monday that the bodies were Kimberlin Mills of Millington and James Hendricks of Flint. Police believe both were murdered by the same person.
Mill’s body was found in a ditch along I-55 with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Doe Network. Hendricks’ body was found about 12 miles north along I-55 with three gunshot wounds.
The couple was last seen at a restaurant in Blytheville, Arkansas.
Neither Mills nor Hendricks had been reported as missing from Michigan 40 years ago. Police initially believed Hendricks, a parole absconder, had fled the state with