Source: Carlile's business partner implicated in 29-year-old's disappearance

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by MIKE GONZALEZ & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 4:43 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A woman told KREM 2 News she believes James Henrikson, whom some sources have implicated in the murder of Douglas Carlile, is also suspect in the disappearance of another one of Henrikson’s business associates.

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Sources close to Kristopher “K.C.” Clarke, 29, said they fear Clarke was murdered.

Clarke reportedly worked as Henrikson’s operation's manager at Blackstone trucking when he disappeared in February 2012.

A woman who knew Clarke told KREM 2 News Clarke and Henrikson got into some sort of disagreement.  She said Clarke was living in fear of Henrikson, just as Carlile had been.

“Both the victims had received threats,” she said.

The woman also claimed everyone who has dealt with James Henrikson is afraid of him.  For that reason, the woman’s identity is not being released.
           
She said she is hopeful it is only a matter of time before Carlile's murder and Clarke's disappearance are tied to Henrikson.

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“The same person is involved in both cases and with this person's background - criminal background - it just seems very obvious," said the woman.

Sources said Carlile and Clarke were so in fear of Henrikson they were both carrying guns for their protection.     
    
James Henrikson has maintained his innocence and has not been named as a suspect in either case.

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