Man arrested in connection to Diamond Bradley's death

SPRING VALLEY, Illinois (WMBD) - Police arrested a man in connection to the death of central Illinois teenager Diamond Bradley.

Richard Henderson, 26, is charged with concealment of a homicide.

The Putnam County Sheriff held a press conference today and says Henderson met Bradley on the internet the morning she went missing.

Henderson picked her up and an altercation followed. Bradley, 16, was found stabbed to death four days later.

The sheriff says he is confident they have the person responsible for Bradley's death.

The case, however, is still under investigation.

EARLIER REPORT

PUTNAM COUNTY, Illinois - A body found on Saturday has been identified as a missing Spring Valley teen. 

Diamond Bradley, 16, had been last seen in her home on January 23.

Her body was found just before 1 p.m. on Saturday in a ditch along County Road 850 North in Putnam County.

The death is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy was conducted Sunday. The preliminary investigation indicated that she died from multiple injuries.

The incident remains under investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Illinois State Police, Spring Valley Police Department, Bureau County Sheriff's Office and the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office.

 


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