Jamie Stephens, 31, December 7, 2018, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois

Jamie Stephens, 31

Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois

December 7, 2018

Two days before Jamie’s thirty-first birthday, on December 7, 2018 he was supposed to go pick something up at the Mobil gas station on Sandy Hollow near 11th Street in Rockford, Illinois. He was never heard from again and a missing person’s report was made.

December 10, 2018, one day after his thirty-first birthday, Jamie’s frozen body was found on the 9200 block of Knapp Road in Winnebago County, Illinois off the road in a line of trees near the Edwards Apple Orchard West. It is believed Jamie’s body was intentionally dumped there.

Autopsy confirmed Jamie died of multiple gunshot wounds.

It was reported that he suffered two gunshot wounds to his side. A video camera showed that Jamie entered a Chrysler 300 at a store. Human blood was found in the car and five holes believed to have been bullet holes in the vehicle.

It was reported that one of the suspects allegedly planned on recovering stolen jewelry from Jamie. He was dating a women whose roommate reported her necklace and ring stolen, and two of the suspects went to look for Jamie in order to retrieve it. All three suspects are being tried separately.


Joshua J Whittie, age 19 was charged with First Degree Murder, later to plead not guilty. Whittie was also shot while trying to buy drugs in a different crime. He was taken to Mercy Health Hospital on Rockton Avenue on December 7 when the police were notified of a GSW. Whittie was then charged on several warrants after he was treated.

Case Number 2019CF0000678 his next court date is June 30, 2020 at 8:30 AM

Nickles T Parks, 26 years old was also charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Concealment of a Homicide. Parks also pleaded not guilty. He awaits trial at the Winnebago County Jail. He allegedly shot Jamie multiple times during a robbery of his cell phone. Bond is set at $2 Million.

Case Number 2019CF0000211 His next court date scheduled as a hearing on May 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM

Amber N. Brewer, 27 years old of Janesville, Wisconsin has been charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, Armed Robbery and concealment of a homicide. Brewer awaits trial at the Rock County Jail. Brewer was arrested at her home on the 2300 block of Dartmouth Drive in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Case Number 2019CF0002640 her next court date is June 12, 2020 at 9:00 A.M.


If you have any information on the disappearance or murder of Jamie Stephens, please contact the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office (815) 319-6400

Information by:

The Rockford Register

The Winnebago Courthouse records

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