Murder of Lorraine Hendricks by Timothy Harris spotlighted on Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall

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Former Florida Highway Patrol trooper Timothy Harris murdered Lorraine Hendricks during a traffic stop on I-95. Pic credit: Florida Department of Corrections

The murder of Lorraine Hendricks by Florida Highway Patrol trooper Timothy Harris is spotlighted on Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall on Investigation Discovery.

In March 1990, Hendricks, 43, of Jacksonville, Florida, was reported missing after her abandoned vehicle—a 1982 silver Honda Accord—with all of her possessions still inside was found along I-95 in northern Indian River County.

There was no sign of car trouble or a struggle; therefore, investigators believed she may have been taken by someone she knew or a police officer.

After several days of searching for Hendricks, her decomposed body was found under a brush pile.

Four weeks after Hendricks was found dead, Harris—who was 32 at the time—confessed to killing her. He told investigators that on March 4, 1990, he pulled Hendricks over for wearing headphones while driving on I-95.

Hendricks was on her way to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to see her 6-year-old daughter.

After pulling her over, Harris said they started talking about families and divorce, which ultimately led to them having sex in a wooded area nearby.

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During intercourse, Harris told detectives that Hendricks became afraid when he started calling her Sandy, his estranged wife, and asking why she was divorcing him.

Hendricks assured him that she wasn’t his wife, but he proceeded to push her face into the dirt and pin her arms back. Harris then strangled her to death with her own underwear.

He told investigators that Hendricks’ murder was the result of a mental breakdown after his wife filed for a divorce and moved out of the home with their two children.

The eight-year FHP veteran pled guilty to first-degree murder.

In September 1990, he was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 25 years in prison.

Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall — Vanishing On I-95, airs at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.

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1 year ago

This story is not even close to accurate. Try doing some research instead of just watching tv before you write a story. He lied in his confession that she went willingly. The police later stated that she was under duress the entire time. He is also never getting out of jail. His sentence was clarified after 21 years when he complained he should be getting offered parole in 4 years. The judge/court responded that he was sentenced to actual life, not 25-life.

jane Ghisalberet
jane Ghisalberet
10 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

He looks like hell. Good. I hope he feels the same way.

3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Your right. I read “You Belong To Me.” This guy is scum. I hope Sandy Harris is having a wonderful life, now that he’s out of the picture.

1 year ago

I’m guessing this sociopath is still in prison? He should never see the light of day

Glenn E Kresge
Glenn E Kresge
1 year ago

He should be put to death in old sparky. What a horrific violation of trust.

2 months ago
Reply to  Glenn E Kresge

I’m still hoping since he was a cop, the other inmates will get him.

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