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1998 Forrest County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 4, 2023
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • December 12, 1998

Overview of 1998 Forrest County John Doe

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.

Estimated Date of Death: May 1, 2002 State of Remains: Alive when found Cause of Death: Complications from a hit and run accident

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 649UMMS


  1. Date Found:December 12, 1998
  2. NAMUS Number:4746
  3. Race:White / Caucasian
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'9" to 5'11"
  6. Weight:175 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Auburn
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