Suspect in Terre Haute homicide turns himself into Johnson County authorities

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– UPDATE: Authorities at the Johnson County Jail say Philip Atterson turned himself in after 6 p.m. Monday.

Atterson, 29, of Terre Haute, was wanted in relation to a murder case.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: Vigo County Sheriff’s department issued a murder arrest warrant for Philip Atterson, 29, of Terre Haute, IN in connection with Friday’s homicide on Springhill Drive.

According to officials, Atterson is 6’4 and approximately 200 lbs, with blonde/strawberry colored hair.  

He could be driving a silver Chevrolet Cobalt with damage to various areas of the vehicle. Deputies also said Atterson could be driving a silver Dodge Caliber.

Vigo County Sheriff’s office said, Atterson may be located in the Terre Haute or Indianapolis area and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The sheriff’s department identified the victim in Friday’s homicide on Springhill Drive as Sarah L. Henderson, 39, of Terre Haute, IN.

Henderson’s body was discovered Friday afternoon after deputies responded to the storage units at 630 E. Springhill Drive on information that indicated there was a dead person inside one of the storage units.

Vigo County Coroner Dr. Susan Amos reported on Monday that Henderson died of “sharp force injuries to the head.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Philip Atterson, please contact Sergeant J. Newman with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office at 812-462-3226, ext 7304.

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