Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office

MAYS LANDING –The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Somers Point Police Department are conducting a cooperative investigation in the homicide of a Somers Point man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner Wednesday, April 1.

On March 30 at 9:55 p.m., the Somers Point Police Department was asked by neighbors to do a welfare check on 67-year-old Somers Hickman at his Chapman Avenue home.

Upon arrival, officers found Hickman deceased in the home. They contacted the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and a cooperative investigation ensued.

An autopsy was done on March 31 and the pending cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma and the pending manner of death a homicide.

Anyone with information, regarding this investigation is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

Categories: Somers Point

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.