September 18, 1982
Kathy Hicks, a 25-year-old female, was discovered on a grassy slope along Nuuanu Pali Drive. She was visiting from Georgia for a company softball tournament. Reports indicate she had been assaulted and strangled to death. Witnesses provided sketches of a male she was last seen with. The male was described as having an African American mixed ethnicity, standing 5’11” to 6′ tall, weighing about 150 to 160 lbs., clean cut with black hair, and brown eyes. The sketches along with a photo of Kathy are attached for review. If you have any information related to this case, please contact CrimeStoppers at 808-955-8300, or click here to e-mail us.
UPDATE: On June 18, 2021, Thomas L. Garner was indicted for Hicks’ murder by an Oahu grand jury after his DNA was found to match a sample recovered from Hicks’ body. Garner was extradited from Florida, where he was serving a life sentence after recently being convicted for the 1984 murder of Pamela Cahanes in Sanford, Florida. He is currently awaiting trial.