27-year-old Jamie D. Hickman’s beaten and bloody body was found beside Frazier Road off Kodak Road in April 1989. She had been raped, beaten, and stabbed 15 times. The murder weapon was very sharp and possibly a razor blade. The homicide was described as a torture murder. Hickman had been beaten and robbed several times before her murder. Hickman’s brother said his sister was addicted to cocaine and worked as a prostitute to support her habit.
Detectives learned that Hickman was charging considerably less than other prostitutes for her services. They knew people were mad at her for this, but not mad enough to kill her. Detectives said it was possible more than one person involved in the murder. She was last seen around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Circle N tavern at Central Street and Magnolia Avenue. According to a witness, she arrived at the tavern in a small, dark blue car with tinted windows. She acted nervous and borrowed $2 from a patron.