Case #: 01111249
Kenya Hickson was 28 years old when she went missing on August 14, 2001. She was last seen leaving her residence on foot in Newark, NJ. She is a black female, 5’7”, 145 lbs. Kenya was seen leaving with an acquaintance of hers, a woman that everyone only knew as “Cynth.” (Short for Cynthia?) Kenya struggled with substance abuse issues in the past. Her street name was “Boo Boo.” She was wearing a blue shirt with black jeans and a headscarf that day. She had pockmarks on her face. Kenya is also known by “Keysa Caldwell or “Grace Hi.”
Kenya has been known to frequent areas of 20th Street, Nye Avenue and Ells Avenue in Newark and Irvington, NJ. There is not much more information on this case.
Note: I wanted to bring up an article that was published in the newspaper in November of 1996. In this article, there is mention of a 23 year old woman named Kenya Hickson as the passenger of a vehicle that was stolen by her then boyfriend, Nate. He ended up hitting and killing two people during this driving excursion. The couple had been trying to sell parts of the stolen truck to Dave’s Engine Rebuilding, and the owner was alerted that the pieces were considered stolen. In 1996, Kenya was 23 years old. I can’t exactly verify this article is indeed about her, but it came up as I researched. See below.
If you have any further information, please contact the NJ State Police at 609-882-2000.