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Suspect Arrested In First Henderson Homicide In More Than Year

Posted May 5, 2003

— Henderson police did not waste any time arresting a suspect in the city's first murder in more than a year.

Keith Marshall is being held without bond in the Vance County jail, charged with killing a female friend early Saturday morning.

Officers said 33-year old Muriel Drew was cut several times and died from her injuries.

Police said Drew and Marshall had a disagreement right before the attack.

According to police, officer C.M. Wilkerson responded to a report of an assault on a female about 2 a.m. Saturday in the area of East Andrews Ave. and Water Street. Upon finding Drew with serious injuries caused by a cutting instrument, Wilkerson summoned an EMS team.

Drew was taken to Maria Parham Hospital by EMS and died from her injuries shortly after arrival.

Police said several officers went after the suspect, who was seen leaving the scene on foot after the assault. He was located within minutes at his residence nearby, where officers said they recovered a "boxcutter"-type knife.

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