Arrest Made In Dee Wigham Case

Dwanya Hickerson, 20, is led into the Jackson County jail on Monday, July 25, 2016. Dickerson is accused of robbing and killing Dee Whigham, a 25-year-old transgender woman who was visiting the Coast for Black Rodeo.

I’m happy to report for you TransGriot readers that an arrest has been madee in the Dee Whigham case.   She’s the latest one of our sisters to be unfortunately taken from us in 2016.

The 25 year old Whigham was found stabbed to death in her St. Martin, MS hotel room on Saturday after traveling there with a group of friends from the Hattiesburg, MS area to attend the Gulf Coast Black Rodeo in Biloxi, MS.

20 year old Navy seaman Dwanya Hickerson of New Orleans, who was stationed at nearby Keesler AFB for training was arrested Monday morning and charged with capital murder     He got charged with capital murder because he was trying to rob Whigham.

Hickerson was the man spotted on the hotel surveillance cameras leaving Whigham’s room, and a tip led investigators to Keesler AFB armed with a with a search warrant.  Hickerson had been there at Keesler since April for training.

The case is an ongoing investigation, and as I get more developments I’ll pass them along to you TransGriot readers.  

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