Unknown Alicia Reynolds Killer- Maryland/Virginia- 1996 Mar 19, 2017 3:25:00 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 19, 2017 3:25:00 GMT -5
(Above photos: Alicia Reynolds & a composite of her killer Photo Credits: Unsolved Mysteries Wiki)
From Unsolved Mysteries Wiki: (slightly reformatted for easier reading)
Real Name: Alicia Showalter Reynolds
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Date: March 2, 1996
Details: On March 2, 1996, Alicia Showalter Reynolds of Baltimore said goodbye to her husband and left to drive more than 150 miles to spend the day with her mother in Charlottesville, Virginia, but she never arrived. Sadie Showalter waited for her daughter for several hours, but eventually left. At around 6pm, fifty miles away, her car was found near Culpepper, Virginia; a napkin was on her windshield indicating that she had car trouble, though an inspection determined nothing was wrong with it.
The next day, police set up a road block and talked to witnesses who said they had seen her talking to a man with a blue pickup at the side of the road. Police later found out that at least twenty women came forward claiming that an unidentified man had been honking and yelling at them, saying that there was something wrong with their car. Some of them pulled over, and he took them to a pay phone without incident.
Others, however, claimed that when they ignored him he became furious and later drove away. Two weeks before Alicia's disappearance, a woman told police that she was driving home when a man approached her. He claimed that there were problems with her car and offered her a ride, which she accepted. A few minutes later, he began attacking her, but she was able to escape his car, though breaking her ankle in the process. Police believe he was a serial killer perfecting his future attacks on women and was most likely the same man that Alicia encountered. On May 7, two months after she vanished, her body was found in a wooded area fifteen miles southeast of where she had vanished. She had been murdered, possibly on the day she vanished, and police believe her murderer could be repeating this same scenario elsewhere. He has never been identified and the case remains unsolved.
Suspects: The unidentified man is described as 35 to 40 years old, 5'10" to 6'0" tall, with a medium build, reddish brown hair, and may use the name Larry Breedan. He has used several vehicles, including a dark Nissan pickup truck. A Maryland man named Darrell Rice is considered a person of interest in this case. He served time in jail for trying to kidnap a female bicyclist around the time of Alicia's disappearance.
Rice's father lived in the area of Route 29 and drove a type of truck similar to that of the Route 29 Stalker. Rice was charged with the attack on the woman who broke her ankle escaping from the Route 29 Stalker. He was given eleven months in jail after pleading to lesser charges. He is also the prime suspect in the deaths of two female hikers who were killed weeks after Alicia's disappearance.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the November 15, 1996 episode.
Results: Unsolved. Known serial killer Richard Marc Evonitz is suspected in the murder, but a forensic investigation has yet to be conducted as of August 2016. Evonitz killed himself while being chased by police in 2002.
Official Unsolved Mysteries website page on the case: unsolved.com/archives/alicia-showalter
Thoughts? According to other online articles I've found, Alicia's case was also profiled multiple times on America's Most Wanted between 1996 and 2007. America's Most Wanted had planned to air Richard Evonitz as a South Carolina kidnapping suspect but he killed himself weeks before his segment was set to air. Also on a technical note the reason for the two states in the thread title is even though Alicia disappeared from Maryland, her body was found in Virginia.
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