Sunday, February 14, 2016

Missing Jennifer Hicks, 31



The ex husband is searching for her.  Eric Hicks said:
"There are just no leads, no clues, nothing. Tips they get turn into dead ends."


"It's like she just vanished.  It's one of the strangest and oddest things."
According to the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, Jennifer Hicks left her job at the Lake Chem Community Federal Credit Union in Murray around noon Tuesday, to check on her daughter.
Hicks described his ex-wife as a "a loving and caring mother" to their 8-year-old daughter and said it is completely out of character for her to be out of touch with friends and family.
"Me and her just didn’t see eye to eye so we divorced, but we took care of our daughter," he said. "She was a great mother. She loved her daughter and loved her family and friends."
Please note the past tense references.  While caring for their daughter, the unity is seen in the word "we"; it is only in context, however, that this should be understood.  Regarding the past tense reference, please also note the context of which this language is produced.  
Note them in context:  They are divorced.  
Have police given him any reason to believe she will no longer be a great mother?  Or, that she will not longer love her daughter, family and friends?
Has time brought the ex husband to process that she is not coming back?  She has been missing about a week.  How close (or distant) were the ex husband and wife that this information should be processed in a week? 
"We need help," said Eric Hicks. "When you look and see how many open cases there are of missing persons, it breaks your heart and it really hits you when it happens to someone you know."
The past tense reference in analysis is based upon closeness and instinct.  For example, a biological parent of a missing child has greater resistance than a step parent who is a fairly new step parent.  The deeper the relationship, the greater the resistance to acceptance that one missing  is deceased. 
Past tense reference indicates a belief that one is dead.  We seek to learn what caused this belief?
a.  police information
b.  passage of time
c.  circumstances?

Guilty knowledge is indicated when it is a very close familiar relation (such as a mother) of whom there is no information to cause the subject to quickly process and accept the death.  

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

"....dead ends."

Bobcat said...

From Eric's facebook(s):

Intro from current facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ehicks060507
"I am who I am! If u don't like to have fun then we might have problems."

Feb 10, 6:31am
"I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and concerns and prayers. All I can say now is there are no updates. Please keep praying. I DO ASK THAT U GIVE ME TIME TO BE WITH OUR DAUGHTER, IF I HEAR ANYTHING I WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW. PLEASE HOLD ALL CALLS AND TEXTS, LET ME PLAY WITH MINI ME. I love each of u and I know u understand. Thank you"

Feb 10, 7:19pm
"I want to say Thank you to everyone who has called, texted, and contacted me and Jennifer's family. You don't know what it means. I am asking all of u for some peace and quiet so I can be with my mini me. I have no news to give none. Just pray. Please let me be with my daughter and family for a little and just keep an eye on here for updates. Thank you and God Bless"

Feb 11, 10:13am
"I want to let ever in know that we are working on coming up with a detailed plan at this moment. If we need any help in any certain areas I WILL let everyone know. Please just try to hold all the calls and texts unless I have already talked to u. We are all trying to stay focused. Just because I don't reply to your msgs doesn't mean I don't see it. If u see any barn, shed, storage shed or anything like that please stop and check inside it of u can, it's just a thought but we don't know. Thank you and keep praying"

Feb 12, 10:28am
"Kaylee loves u Jen, she thinks u hung the moon. Come home for her please."

Feb 12, 12:56pm
"I want to just say thank you to everyone who has tried to help who has spread the word reposted texted called and everything else. But I most importantly want to say thank you for everyone who has checked on our daughter who has offered to keep her offered to take her somewhere to play with friends. It means everything to not just me but her family that there are so many loving and caring people out there willing to take time out of their day to check up on all of us and offer help. You see this happen all the time on the news but you never dream of it happening to you. Just keep spreading the word and if you see anything please call local police department sheriff department state police. Thank you again."

Feb 12, 8:35pm
"Don't wait call ASAP"

Intro from older unattended facebook https://www.facebook.com/eric.hicks.5095
"Owner at Loserville R Us"

May 30, 2012 - 2 posts

"Well just wanted everyone to know this is the new me. I have been through enough bull shit and lies with the woman who thinks she is better than anyone, and thinks nothing of our daughter."

"All the rumors about her screwing around on me with 4 guys are true, I have proof of all it. Yes she was wanting to drug me, I have proof of that, yes she has called the law on me, threatened me, and hit our child. She has issues and needs helps !!!"

He is a firefighter and truck dispatcher.

In 2001, he was arrested for OVI http://kentucky.arrests.org/Arrests/Eric_Hicks_9251821/

Katprint said...

Copied from the Calloway Sheriff's Office facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Calloway-Sheriffs-Office-348195835216773/ :

"The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office would like to first thank the public for all the information they have provided during this investigation. At this time we still do not know the where abouts of Jennifer Hicks.
This is what we know.
Jennifer Hicks left her work around 12:00 on Tuesday to go check on her daughter.
At approximately 12:45 her vehicle was seen on 94E heading east bound.
That was the last time her and her vehicle were seen."

On the sheriff's facebook page, there are comments by Jennifer's aunt, Patricia Love Howell, https://www.facebook.com/howellpusa?fref=ufi&rc=p

"But her daughter was with her ex that day! He was watching her bc school was out!"

"And she called one of her co-workers and told her she was getting her car and going to check on Kaylee. In Benton she was in Lake Chems vehicle on her way back to Murray! She went missing after she got her car!"

So, apparently her exhusband was the last known person to see her alive. Amazingly, according to Calloway County Sheriff Sam Steger, "at the current time, foul play is not suspected in this case." http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_028f25c2-d128-11e5-953e-3ba6361bd46c.html Why would the sheriff say such a thing when she has "vanished," her cell phone is either dead or disabled, she has not used any of her atm or credit cards, etc.? Did/does Eric Hicks work for the Calloway County Fire Department as photos from Eric Hicks' myspace page might suggest? https://myspace.com/ccfrlt15 https://myspace.com/ccfrlt15/mixes/classic-my-photos-452436/photo/185316736

Anonymous said...

Why would he repeatedly ask people not to call him when the mother of his child is missing?

Anonymous said...

If the daughter was with him when she went to check on her, it makes me wonder why, I hope they check emails, texts, call logs etc. to see if maybe she was worried about her well being because he gave her a reason to worry/feel the need to leave work to check on her.

Bobcat said...

We are all trying to stay focused. Just because I don't reply to your msgs doesn't mean I don't see it. If u see any barn, shed, storage shed or anything like that please stop and check inside it of u can, it's just a thought but we don't know.

You see this happen all the time on the news but you never dream of it happening to you.

He is thanking everyone repeatedly before she has been found.

Bottle Cap said...

Why in the world would he suggest people check barns and sheds? It's the only places he suggests. That's not the first or only places to look. What about a boyfriend, sudden trip, illness, kidnapping, amnesia, a car accident? Weird.

And the mini-me references, ugh.

Sounds like he killed her so he could have the child to himself.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would he repeatedly ask people not to call him when the mother of his child is missing?

February 14, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Often calls and texts are time wasters when time should be spent devising a plan of finding her. The sheriff can field any important calls. People do that when someone is in bad health when rest is what is needed, not constant phone ringing.

He sounds like he may have something to do with her disappearance, but he had the little girl. Were there other alibis?

Looking at her photos she doesn't look like the same person in any of them. I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't just up and run off to find herself. And/or she met up with a boyfriend not beneficial to her well being.

The car is assumed to be under a canopy. Could it be under water? A tree canopy? Could it be upside down and looking for white wouldn't be what they'd see from the air?

She'll be found. Eventually.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9.18.

I wonder why Jennifer needed to "check" on her daughter, too. Why couldn't she "check" with a phone call? Why the need to leave work and physically "check" on her, when the little girl was with her father?

Another thought.

"....you hung..."

Preliminary guess: Jennifer will be discovered, hung, in a barn/shed. Maybe a staged suicide?

"Come home for her please " sounds like he wants people to think she left of her own volition and can read his fb.

That is obviously untrue.



John mcgowan said...

"It's hard when you've got a child with a parent missing," says Eric.

After exhausting his efforts on the ground, Eric is taking his search to new heights in his friend's airplane.

"When you're up 1,100 feet in the air, it helps you out a lot more than what everybody thinks it does," says Eric.

He's looking for Jennifer's car, a white Pontiac G6. He hopes if he finds it, it will lead him to her.

"We were together for so long. I want to see her safe," says Eric. "I just want her back for our daughter's sake."

In the VT

"There's an 8 year old girl that wants her mother back"

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/31203230/ex-husband-ramps-up-efforts-to-find-missing-calloway-county-mom

tania cadogan said...

Feb 10 06:31 am

I DO ASK THAT U GIVE ME TIME TO BE WITH OUR DAUGHTER
This struck me as an odd comment to make.

It sounds as if he knows that at some point in the future he will no longer have the opportunity to be with his daughter.
Could this be because of guilty knowledge or something else?
His ex wife is missing is his writing sensitive because he had something to do with her disappearance?
Is it because relations between them had worsened and a custody battle was on the horizon?
Is it because internally he wished harm would befall her and now she has vanished his internal feeling are that of happiness because he could now have custody of his daughter?
If he got custody, financially he would be better off?

IF I HEAR ANYTHING I WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW. PLEASE HOLD ALL CALLS AND TEXTS, LET ME PLAY WITH MINI ME.
Why does he want everyone to hold all calls and texts?
He is isolating himself and his daughter from family and friends, why?

I have concerns with his comment about LET ME PLAY WITH MINI ME.
Why does he use the word PLAY
What is his definition of play?
Why PLAY and not be with at this time or care for her till her mom returns

Is MINI ME his daughters nickname?
If it isn't why does he refer to her as MINI ME
What does MINI ME mean to him?

IF I HEAR ANYTHING I WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW. PLEASE HOLD ALL CALLS AND TEXTS, LET ME PLAY WITH MINI ME.
He is shouting.
Why does he need to shout this?
That he has the need to capitalise these two sentences makes it sensitive to him.
Are other family members such as Jennifer's parents seeking to take custody of their daughter until Jennifer returns/is found?
Are there concerns about him in relation to caring for his daughter?

feb 10 7:19 pm

I am asking all of u for some peace and quiet so I can be with my mini me. I have no news to give none. Just pray. Please let me be with my daughter and family for a little and just keep an eye on here for updates.
Why does he reiterate his need to have some peace and quiet so he can be with his mini me?
Why is he trying to isolate his daughter from the family?
I wonder if perhaps she saw something and he needs this time to persuade her she didn't see what she saw?
Is he using the time to persuade her or perhaps threaten her?

Please let me be with my daughter and family for a little
This concerns me.
It is as if he knows something will happen that will separate him from his daughter and family?
What could happen that would cause such a separation?
Guilt or guilty knowledge?
Something else?

If he was involved in Jennifer's disappearance, does he know or suspect something will be found, her body perhaps, that would incriminate him?
Finger prints, blood, cadaverine, fibers, hair, something else?

Will he perhaps confess?
He is making the most of what little freedom he has?
If Jennifer is found, or evidence is found that perhaps incriminates him, will he do a josh powell on the basis if he can't have his daughter no one can?
Could he be a risk to his daughter?

Jennifer Hicks left her work around 12:00 on Tuesday to go check on her daughter.
At approximately 12:45 her vehicle was seen on 94E heading east bound.
That was the last time her and her vehicle were seen."

Is this something she has done before when her ex husband was caring for their daughter?
What caused her to need to go check on their daughter?
Had her daughter contacted her and wanted mom to come to her?
Did he call her and ask/demand she comes back to his house because Kaylee did something or something had happened?
Did he make a threat to harm Kaylee prompting Jennifer to rush to check on her?

tania cadogan said...

cont.


That was the last time her and her vehicle were seen."
Which direction was she traveling?
To the ex's house or away from the ex's house?
How long would it take her to get to his place?
How can they be sure it was Jennifer in the car?

feb 11 10:13am

"I want to let ever in know that we are working on coming up with a detailed plan at this moment. If we need any help in any certain areas I WILL let everyone know.
Who is the WE he is referring to?
He doesn't tell us WE are coming up with a detailed plan
Instead he tells us we are working on coming up with a detailed plan
in other words there is no upcoming detailed plan, they are working to come up with a detailed plan, working = trying.

He then tells us if any help is needed, it is HE (I) who will let everyone know, not LE.
It is also capitalized which makes it sensitive to him (online it is called shouting)
Is he trying to control where the investigation is going?
He thanks everybody for spreading the word, reposting, calling and texting. even those who have checked on their daughter, offered to keep her or take her to play with friends even though his ex wife has not been found.
Finally he gets round to asking if you see anything please call local police department sheriff department state police
As we know order is important.
His posts are all about him with little mention of his wife or asking her to get in contact with him or LE or family and friends.

Has he physically searched?
Is he cooperating with LE?
Has he been asked to or taken a polygraph?
If he has, what was the result?
Has he lawyered up?
Have blood and cadaver dogs been brought in?
Did Jennifer get to his house?
If she did, what was said?
Have they interviewed the daughter?
If not are they planning to since she may have seen or heard something?

John mcgowan said...
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John mcgowan said...


False confessions:

The "interrogation" methods in the US seriously needs a major overall.

The Interrogation

Dateline:

http://www.nbc.com/video

I've just watched this and it is abhorrent. Bullying, coercing, lying, making up evidence that they clearly don't have. Feeding them answers they want to hear..On and on and on it goes!

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Trigger said...

Wow, this man's statements reveal guilty knowledge and deception.

I hope Jennifer's "ex" didn't run her off the road in some densely wooded area with a steep drop off that ends in a swamp or lake.

What man who kills for revenge cares about the children that are left behind as orphans?

Mr. Hicks has publicly accused his ex wife being a serial adulteress, drug abuser, child abuser, and so maladjusted mentally. that she is "unfit." Whoa!

Is this list of "wrongs" that Jennifer has committed, in his mind, a motive for justifiable homicide?

This marriage and divorce was likely a violent one.

Carnival Barker said...


My alarm bells sound whenever a woman goes missing and her husband/boyfriend immediately tells the public that she probably just ran off with some mystery man. Doesn't make sense that if you are surprised and worried by someone's sudden disappearance you would dissuade people from looking for them. Just ask Drew Peterson or Josh Powell why they were so sure no one kidnapped their missing wives.

tania cadogan said...

Demeaning of the victim is never a good sign

lynda said...

Good insights and SA Tania! I concur with much of what you said and do agree. Something not right here and after reading his FB remarks about his ex...not good. The loss of the car suggests accident where she went off road, down a ravine, over a cliff, whatever. Finding out that she left work at noon to check on her daughter because her daughter was with HIM...spidey sense goes crazy there! The past tense usage and his "mini-me" comments seem like he is trying to persuade everyone that their daughter is HIS alone as she is his "mini-me". Will not be surprised to see this ex under scrutiny.

Why so little coverage of this missing woman?? Googling brings up hardly nothing

Bubbles said...

I think either he's involved, or she has disappeared herself to put him in a bind, Gone Girl style, by either hiding or by actually killing herself but leaving things to look suspicious.

Probably just my imagination.

Penny said...

After reading Peter's post I can appreciate that past tense language is not always leakage of guilty knowledge. However several commenters honed in on the parts that really concerned me:

"dead ends"

"hung" the moon

1100 "feet in the air"

And the part about barns, sheds, etc.

I think whoever guessed she'd be found hanging might be onto something. I also think his Facebook posts are a little strange. But I'm not sure about this one.

GeekRad said...

Where are you seeing that the daughter was with Hicks when Jennifer went to check on her?

tania cadogan said...

Hi GeekRad

According to the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, Jennifer Hicks left her job at the Lake Chem Community Federal Credit Union in Murray around noon Tuesday, to check on her daughter.

tania cadogan said...

Update Saturday: The family of Jennifer Hicks is asking for privacy at this time. They remain focused on the search and needs for the family and ask for tips to be sent to the sheriff's office.

Update Friday:

The Calloway County Sheriff's Office is still looking for Jennifer Hicks, who has not been seen or heard from since noon Tuesday.

The CCSO issued a release earlier today with more information.

Jennifer Hicks, age 31, left her work around 12:00 Tuesday to go check on her daughter.

At approximately 12:45, her vehicle was seen on 94E heading east bound, and that was the last time Hicks and her vehicle were seen. She drives a 2010 Pontiac G6 with tinted windows, a pink "Breast Cancer Awareness" license plate and a pink "UK" plate in the front.

Hicks is described as a 31-year-old, white female, 5'8'' with brown hair and green eyes.

The Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls from the public on possible locations and are following up on them.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jennifer Hicks is encouraged to contact the Calloway County Sheriff's Office at 270-753-3151.

http://wkms.org/post/update-saturday-more-info-missing-calloway-county-woman-jennifer-hicks#stream/0

Anonymous said...

UPDATE - OT Madeline McCann

Mother's statements:
She [mom] told the Sun: “That’s where she last was and I don’t think she’s been taken a million miles from there. I’ve always said Praia da Luz is the place where I feel closest to her.”

Along with husband Gerry, Kate says she will not give up hope of finding her little girl.

“The urge to look for Madeleine absolutely hasn’t changed at all. You hear all the time about people who have been missing for years being found. There have been so many cases like that.

“We will never give up. You couldn’t settle if you thought about giving up. I want an end, an answer. Whatever that it is.”

Read more at http://www.mamamia.com.au/madeleine-mccann-mother/#yRDyLyqA7E5xqGDl.99

-KC

Anonymous said...

Eric Hicks seems very in love with him Jeep and "mudding." I wonder if the police have checked inside his jeep for any forensic evidence, or some of the places he likes to take him jeep "mudding."

Some of Eric's Facebook comments. For someone who idolizes his Jeep - it's odd that he'd have the outside clean but not the inside.

[ANONYMOUS] "MY jeep is muddy as hell right now......grrrrrr LOLOL........."
1 · January 19 at 3:23pm

Eric Hicks "Mines not ... Just the inside"
1 · January 19 at 3:24pm
https://www.facebook.com/Ehicks060507?fref=ts

lynda said...

"Mr. Hicks has publicly accused his ex wife being a serial adulteress, drug abuser, child abuser, and so maladjusted mentally. that she is "unfit." Whoa"

_______________________

But yet, in his statement release he says, "We didn't see eye to eye so we divorced" Big minimization there.

Geekrad

On the sheriff's facebook page, there are comments by Jennifer's aunt, Patricia Love Howell, https://www.facebook.com/howellpusa?fref=ufi&rc=p

"But her daughter was with her ex that day! He was watching her bc school was out!"

"And she called one of her co-workers and told her she was getting her car and going to check on Kaylee. In Benton she was in Lake Chems vehicle on her way back to Murray! She went missing after she got her car!"

So, apparently her exhusband was the last known person to see her alive. Amazingly, according to Calloway County Sheriff Sam Steger, "at the current time, foul play is not suspected in this case." http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_028f25c2-d128-11e5-953e-3ba6361bd46c.html Why would the sheriff say such a thing when she has "vanished," her cell phone is either dead or disabled, she has not used any of her atm or credit cards, etc.? Did/does Eric Hicks work for the Calloway County Fire Department as photos from Eric Hicks' myspace page might suggest? https://myspace.com/ccfrlt15 https://myspace.com/ccfrlt15/mixes/classic-my-photos-452436/photo/185316736

_________________________________

This does not bode well. Father had daughter for the day and mom leaves work at noon to check on her? Did Dad call mom and say something threatening, or lure her to leave work? If she left work to go check on her daughter who was with her father...something happened. Why isn't the answer being publicized WHY she went to go check on her? Ex husband is trying with all his might to be perceived as good guy but is already using past tense language, and does not personalize event at all. He uses YOU, WE, little girl, he never says it would be helpful to HIM, HE is worried, etc. Not to mention the.."don't call or text me". Then again, her own family is asking for "privacy" I don't even know what that means? Wouldn't you want to be all over media? Spreading the word? Like i said, there is very little media coverage on this.

GeekRad said...

Thanks Lynda!

tania cadogan said...

Anonymous said...

UPDATE - OT Madeline McCann

Mother's statements:
She [mom] told the Sun: “That’s where she last was and I don’t think she’s been taken a million miles from there. I’ve always said Praia da Luz is the place where I feel closest to her.”

Along with husband Gerry, Kate says she will not give up hope of finding her little girl.

“The urge to look for Madeleine absolutely hasn’t changed at all. You hear all the time about people who have been missing for years being found. There have been so many cases like that.

“We will never give up. You couldn’t settle if you thought about giving up. I want an end, an answer. Whatever that it is.”

Read more at http://www.mamamia.com.au/madeleine-mccann-mother/#yRDyLyqA7E5xqGDl.99

-KC


Thanks Anonymous (please choose a name)

Several of the pro Maddie (anti kate and gerry mccann)have and are covering her latest statement.

We are all wondering why she is speaking out now and saying what she is saying.
A fair few posters think she is speaking out to get donations coming in again, the verdict in the Amaral damages case might be due and they will lose as they have lost previous suits against him.

I think it is a bit of both, i also think that the stress of living a lie for so long is taking its toll on her and she wants to confess.
Gerry being the narcissistic sociopath that he is, is happy to keep the lie going, he loves the limelight and probably thinks he will get some important role doing something.

Their marriage was in trouble before the vacation, she is trapped in a loveless marriage were DV is a possibility.
Her brain wants to end the stress and confess.
She called LE a couple of times when gerry was away, in tears talking about dreams etc only to have gerry cancel the meeting and tell the media kate doesn't dream.

My concern now is that will think there is no way out.
kate will talk to the right person.

Anonymous said...

She has just took off with some doper. Sheriff said today she hasn't been abducted.

Natalie said...

He sounds SO stupid. God, seriously. He says "Let me play with my mini-me." He sounds so infantile. He sounds like your typical stunted mental development wife-beater.

Anonymous said...

She may have stolen a lot of money and "disappeared" herself.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/missing-woman-now-a-wanted-fugitive_us_56c61ba7e4b0c3c55054239a

Anonymous said...

"Concern"