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South Euclid Police looking for answers after 91-year-old woman found dead; death ruled a homicide

91-year-old Essie Mae Henry was found near the corner of Warrensville Center Road and Colony Road on Thursday, November 4.

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The South Euclid Police Department is searching for answers today after the body of a 91-year-old resident was discovered Thursday afternoon near Warrensville Center Road and Colony Road. 

On Friday, officials with South Euclid Police shared an update, reporting that the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office had ruled the death of 91-year-old Essie Mae Henry a homicide. 

According to police, Henry was a long-time resident of South Euclid and was known to take frequent walks around her neighborhood.

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Henry's body was found around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday after officials were called to the intersection of Warrensville Center Road at Colony for a welfare check on an individual lying in the bushes. 

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything to reach out immediately. 

Henry is described as 5'6", 135 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black coat with a fur hood, a black skirt, and black boots. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to reach out to Detective Michael DeMario at (216) 691-4210 or e-mail mdemario@sepolice.us.

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