UPDATE 2/26/20 – The body of Sheena Baxter has been found. She was located in a storage unit UPDATE 2/25/20 – Joe Hicks has been indicted for murder. Hicks face charges of murder, first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree criminal mischief and falsely reporting an incident.
Original Story: Sheena Baxter, 32, went missing from Georgetown, Kentucky on February 14, 2020. Sheena’s boyfriend was coming to pick her up and she stepped outside to put a bag in her car. Sheena Baxter’s sister Christa thought she had left with her boyfriend. The boyfriend told Crumley he never picked her up.
Crumley told WYMT she found Sheena’s bag on the ground outside. When she tried to call her, no one answered.
“When she went out we just assumed that maybe she did just leave with him right then and there,” Crumley told reporters. “He might have just came on by. And then you know, when he called and let us know he didn’t and he wanted to know where she was we went outside and her bag and everything is still there.”
A photo was found on social media showing Sheena and her boyfriend that was posted on Sunday, February 16, 2020, but it is unknown if it was taken that day or just posted on that day.
“It’s tearing me up. Because my mind is racing, Christa Crumley told ABC 36 news.
“She’s got three kids, please think about them,” said Crumley. “I’m not going to lie, I watch these shows that are based on this stuff. And now that it is happening to me I thought I would have intel on what to do. You’re never prepared.”
Social media posts from friends are stating they tried texting Sheena but she won’t respond, which is unusual as she is in contact with her friends daily.
I don’t want nothing to happen to her,” said Crumley. “I want her home.”
Crumley said she reached out to Sheena (she did not specify how) and she didn’t reply, according to WKYT news.
Joseph Eugene Hicks, 53, of Richmond, Kentucky, is a past boyfriend of Sheena’s, according to family members.
On social media several posts were found and posted showing that Joe was angry with Sheena and accusing her of various things, like cheating on her boyfriend with him.
Then this morning while doing research I find that Joe was arrested in Scott County, Kentucky by Georgetown Police Dept. He was charged with criminal mischief, falsely reporting an incident and tampering with physical evidence. WKYT reported that Hicks called the police from a gas station on Friday, February 14, and said he had been robbed at the Georgetown Walmart. Video shows that Hicks was not even at Walmart. According to WKYT police confirmed Hicks was caught on camera at Phoenix Trucking the same day Sheena went missing.
At this time we do not know if it is related to Sheena in anyway or not.
Sheena is about 5’1, 120 lbs with blue eyes and reddish brown hair that she wears up.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media that since this is an active investigation, they are restricted in releasing many details at this time.
“We encourage anyone with the public who has information about this matter to contact 502.863.7855. Citizens can remain anonymous and contact our TEXT-A-TIP Line at 859.509.0510.”