32-Year-Old El Paso Mystery Remains Unsolved
We've talked about a lot about true crime stories recently on the show. We have Stephanie Valle from KVIA on to talk about her podcast Borderland Crimes. We just had Peter Vronsky on to talk about his new book American Serial Killers: The Epidemic Years 1950 to 2000.
Here's a true crime story that comes straight from El Paso and it unfortunately has to go in the 'unsolved mysteries' bin. Back in on April 9th, 1989, Stephen Michael Hicks was 23 years old. His body was found near his F-150 pick up at "Cherry Hill", an isolated industrial area. Hicks had been bludgeoned to death, according to police, and 32 years later, they're still trying to figure out what happened.
Hicks had spent the evening with his sister at Bowl El Paso, over on the 11100 block of Pellicano before briefly heading to his house at the 1600 block of Gene Torres Drive. He ended up leaving around midnight and never made it back home. Here's the timeline for what is known at this point:
- 1:00 am - Hicks' truck was spotted at a truck stop about a mile from where his body ended up being discovered.
- 2:00 am - Someone noticed Hicks' body next to his truck at the 1300 block of Don Haskins and called the police.
Police believe there was more than one person there when Hicks was bludgeoned to death. They think he was facing one person and was attacked from behind. There has been no weapon found in regards to the case.
If you have any information on this case, you're being urged to contact the authorities.
- Call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 566-8477(TIPS)
- Head to their website crimestoppersofelpaso.org.