12-19-2010, 06:04 AM #1
TX - Marian Parsons, 54, Palmer, 1 December 2010
Parsons, 54, was last seen at about 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1, and her last known contact with anyone local was around 4 p.m., when she called a neighbor. Lt. James Saulter, sheriff’s office spokesman, said the woman’s home didn’t show any signs of plans to leave — all of her clothes and accessories were found there, as well as her personal hygiene items. All that wasn’t accounted for was her purse.
From Ellis County Sheriff's Office Missing Person Alert:
On 12/1/2010 she went to the IHOP in Ennis with a neighbor at 9:28 a.m. The two remained at the restaurant until 10:05 a.m. They left the restaurant and returned to the neighbor’s home where she stayed for a while and then returned to her own residence at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Her boyfriend returned home at approximately 8:30 p.m. and observed the front gate at the residence to be locked and Marian’s truck in the driveway. The truck was unlocked. He entered the residence after unlocking the door knob. He noticed the deadbolt had not been secured. Marian’s keys were on a table just inside the home. All of Marian’s clothes and accessories were at the residence as was her personal hygiene items. The only items that were missing were Marian’s purse and contents.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-23-2011 at 05:53 PM.
01-22-2011, 01:46 PM #2
ECSO: Foul play is suspected in disappearance
Nick Todaro, Editor
Almost six weeks after an Ellis County woman’s disappearance, sheriff’s investigators are operating with the belief she’s been killed.
03-23-2011, 10:42 AM #3
Missing woman’s body found
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office believes they’ve found the remains of Marian Parsons, and they’re charging a woman who lived in the area with her murder.
03-23-2011, 05:51 PM #4
Woman charged in case of missing person found buried in backyard
Posted on March 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM
Updated yesterday at 1:44 PM
An autopsy report revealed the remains were those of Marian Parsons, who was reported missing Dec. 3, 2010.
Rest in Peace Marian.
06-20-2015, 04:55 PM #5
From May 2012:
An Ellis County jury took less than four hours Thursday afternoon to find Debra Ruth Henderson, 53, guilty of murder in the Dec. 1, 2010, death of her friend Marian Parsons...
Parsons’ decomposed remains weren’t recovered until Henderson’s husband spotted a skull on their rural property March 19, 2011. He contacted the sheriff’s office, which subsequently located Parsons’ body nearby in a ditch, hidden in a depression under a flat piece of metal upon which other debris was piled...
“Debra Henderson was desperate for money. She likes to spend; she likes to gamble. You have motive; you have lots of motive,” Maxfield told jurors... After being confronted with store video, Henderson had admitted to investigators her use of Parsons’ credit cards after her friend went missing. She told investigators she took them after she and Parsons went to breakfast the morning Parsons was last seen.