troubleshooting Question

Removed e-mail address/mailbox Other Staff receiving their e-mails

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Staff Members in our company are receiving e-mails to their mailbox that is received by our exchange server for a terminated/non-existing employee.  

in the example listed below, a current employee receives an e-mail that is addressed to an employee that no longer exists, "".  Nothing shows up in Active Directory, Exchage or  Disconnected Mailbox,  Even searched ADSI Edit and cannot find any reference to the non-existing employee.

Question:  How would Exchange 2010 Ver 14.02 accept mail for a non-existing employee and then to send it to another staff member's mailbox.

Below is an example of a header one of our Staff member received.  
No where in the header does it reference the current staff member's e-mail address
only the non-existing address.

(the server name and ip address have been changed except for the received from:)

Received: from [] ([]) by
 ([]) with SMTP;      Mon, 19 May 2014 20:26:10 GMT
Received: from [] (port=66743 helo=[]) by with asmtp id 1rqLaL-000PE-00 for;  Mon, 19
 May 2014 22:26:09 +0200
Message-ID: <>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 22:26:09 +0200
From: Ada Reyna <>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20110929 Thunderbird/7.0.1
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: <>
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-AuthAs: Anonymous

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