DNA Evidence Led To Suspect In Murder Of Mother And Son

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A criminal complaint says DNA evidence led to Thursday's arrest of a man suspected of killing a mother and son in Glidden, Iowa last month.

Fifty-three-year-old Thomas Henderson of Lake City was charged Friday with the murders of 48-year-old Tammie Lee Devore and her 30-year-old son Karl Allen Devore. Their bodies were found in their mobile home on May 18th.

Investigators found a knife blade, a black knife handle and a knife labeled "Yoshiblade" at the crime scene. DNA found on the knife and handle belonged to Henderson, who is being held without bond at the Carroll County Jail.


Sashe Devore never got to show her mother the poem she wrote for her. Sashe was 8 when she was placed in foster care. “I've longed to find my mom all my life. I've searched for her and then for someone to just take that from me.”

Sashe was to meet Tammie and her son this month.

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