The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Somers Point Police Department are conducting an investigation of the homicide of a Somers Point man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a press release.
On Monday, March 30 at 9:55 p.m., the Somers Point Police Department was called at the request of neighbors to a home on Chapman Avenue to complete a welfare check.
Upon arrival, officers located 67-year-old Somers Hickman dead in the home. Somers Point Police contacted the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and a cooperative investigation ensued.
An autopsy was performed on Hickman on March 31, and the pending cause of death is determined to be blunt force trauma and the pending manner of death is homicide.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at acpo.org and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.
People may also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.