North Fulton County

Missing Georgia woman found dead in Illinois, authorities searching for her husband

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. — A Roswell woman reported missing over the weekend has been found dead in Illinois. Tykiesha Marie Dixon, 33, was reported missing by unidentified family members on May 8.

Just before 6 a.m. the same day, someone in Madison County, Illinois found a woman’s body lying on the roadway just outside Edwardsville, Illinois. She was later identified as Dixon.

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office say they were able to identify Dixon based on evidence found at the scene alongside help from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

After identifying her, authorities learned she had been listed as a missing person in Georgia.

The missing persons report listed Dixon’s husband as Luther “Luke” Lee Henderson Jr., 39. Investigators say Henderson is “still at large and missing.” Henderson has not been formally named a suspect at this time.

Based on her injuries, investigators do suspect foul play in her death.


Authorities say they have no reason to believe either Dixon or Henderson have any connection to Madison County.

Anyone with information on Henderson’s whereabouts is asked to contact investigators at 618-296-5544 or 618-296-4433.

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