St. Louis Public Radio News
11:29 am
Mon January 20, 2003

Henderson's Widow Battles for Insurance Payout

East St. Louis, IL – Questions over how former East St. Louis City Manager Harvey Henderson died have revived his widow's efforts to collect on two insurance policies.

The insurers have withheld payments because the Illinois State Police determined Henderson contributed substantially to his own death. Henderson fell off the Poplar Street Bridge in August with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his body.

But recently publicized evidence suggests foul play was involved, which may sway the insurance companies' decisions.