Wanted: Truck driver could help capital murder investigation

Wanted: Truck driver could help capital murder investigation
Officials say the truck picked up a man between 9 and 9:30pm and gave him a ride to Keesler Air Force Base. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Officials say the truck picked up a man between 9 and 9:30pm and gave him a ride to Keesler Air Force Base. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
If you can identify the driver of this white truck, call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at (228) 769-3063. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
If you can identify the driver of this white truck, call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at (228) 769-3063. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
The driver of this white pickup truck may hold clues to help crack a murder investigation in Jackson County. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
The driver of this white pickup truck may hold clues to help crack a murder investigation in Jackson County. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) - The driver of a white pickup truck may hold clues to help crack a murder investigation in Jackson County.

Friday afternoon, investigators released four surveillance pictures showing a truck arriving and leaving from the Kangaroo Store at Washington Avenue and Seaman Road in St. Martin.

Officials say the truck picked up a man between 9 and 9:30pm and gave him a ride to Keesler Air Force Base. That's about an hour after Dee Whigham was found stabbed to death inside the nearby Best Western Hotel. And the man accused of killing her, Dwanya Hickerson, is stationed at Keesler Air Force Base.

The 20-year-old is enlisted in the U.S. Navy, but has been training as a weather forecaster since April. He has no previous criminal history, but is now charged with capital murder.

Investigators believe the driver of the truck may have given Hickerson a ride home the night of the murder, so that person's account could hold valuable clues to the investigation.

If you can identify or know the whereabouts of this vehicle and/or the owner of the vehicle, contact Investigator Leo Allen at (228) 875-0292 or Sgt. Jeff Smith at (228) 762-3016. You can also contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at (228) 769-3063.

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