California Cold Case Suspect Released

MCLOUD, Calif. — Edward  Heline Sr. the man arrested last November for murder, was released from the Siskiyou County Jail. Henline Sr. was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Hannah Zaccaglini. Hannah disappeared on June 4, 1997 from McCloud, California.

After years of investigating the case, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office finally found evidence to charge Henline Sr. with the murder. Now, the District Attorney’s Office says the evidence moved the case forward, but it is not enough to go to trial with.

Zaccaglini’s body has still not been recovered. Henline Sr. is also a person of interest for the murder of Karin Knechtel Mero during the Spring of 1997. Family friends say Henline, Jr. was dating Mero at the time of her 1997 disappearance.