131. Jessica McHenry – The Kind School Girl

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Jessica McHenry.






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Case Sources:



“On the Case with Paula Zahn,” video, Season 10, Episode 1, “Snake in the Grss,” July 31, 2014


Mercury News, “15 years later, police name teen’s killer,” by Roman Gokhman, March 19, 2007


Sfgate.com, “Suspect in 1991 Livermore slaying kills himself in prison,” by Henry K. Lee, March 19, 2007


Eastbaytimes.com, “A grave injustice for slain Livermore girl,” by Jeanine Benca, September 2, 2009, updated August 15, 2016


Eastbaytimes.com, “Family to celebrate life of slain teenager,” from MediaNews Staff and Roman Gokhman, June 2, 2007, updated August 15, 2016


Losangelestimes.com, “Inmate, linked to killing, commits suicide,” March 20, 2007


Inquisitr.com, “Jessica McHenry, Derick Moncada: Case of Missing California Teen Whose Body Was Found Smoldering in 1991 On Investigation Discovery,” by Traciy Reyes, November 7, 2017


Findagrave.com, Jessica Anne McHenry


Findagrave.com, Derick Dee Moncada




Smh.com.au, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Cell suicide over Jessica DNA link,” AP, March 20, 2007


Fullhousemagazine.co.uk, “Stalked from the grave, Even after 18 years, the killer wasn’t going to leave Jess alone…” by Fiona Rod & Amy Thompson, January 14, 2010


Mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com, “Cold Case: Derick Mocada was linked by DNA to the murder of Jessica McHenry, then he committed suicide,” posted on August 3, 2014 by lifeofcrime






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