Surprise arrest in Zaccaglini case

Today they arrested Ed Henline Sr. for the murder of Hannah Zaccaglini. She was fifteen years old when she disappeared near his home in McCloud, California in 1997. Ed Henline had long been considered a suspect in Hannah’s case but I had no idea they were planning to arrest him. I know they were also looking at Wesley Shermantine.

This article has a current picture of Henline. I can’t find any details about just what evidence they have against him, but I hope it’s enough to make the charge stick. Proving murder without a body is very hard of course, but if you look at my Corpus Delicti listings you’ll see the “convictions” list is more than three times longer than the “acquittals” one.