The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 649UMMS

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Photo of the victim while living; Artistic renderings of the victim (Barbara A. Martin)

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: December 1 or 12, 1998
  • Location of Discovery: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Estimated Date of Death: May 1, 2002
  • State of Remains: N/A - Alive when found
  • Cause of Death: Complications from a hit and run accident
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 22-28 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'9" to 5'11"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Hazel or blue
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Wore a mustache. Had freckles. He had no tattoos, scars or identifying marks. Blood type is B Negative.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was struck by a drunk driver while hitchhiking on I-59 just north of Highway 49 on the ramp to I-59 northbound in Hattiesburg on December 1, 1998. The driver left the scene and was later apprehended.

    Prior to losing consciousness, the victim told responding paramedics that his name was Steve Hex (Hicks) and that he was from West Virginia.

    He passed away on May 1, 2002 from complications that were the result of the hit and run accident.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Hattiesburg Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Mike Nobles
  • Agency Phone Number: 601-545-4972

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 98089680
  • NCIC Case Number: U178985821
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4746
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • National Center for Missing Adults

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    Added: 8/10/05; Last Updated: 3/14/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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