On March 2, 1996, the car of Alicia Showalter Reynolds, a 25-year-old graduate student, was found alongside Route 29 in Culpeper County, Virginia. She was traveling from Maryland to Charlottesville to meet her mother.
Two months later, the skeletal remains of Alicia were found in Lignum, Virginia.
During the investigation, the police found that a white male driving a dark pickup truck was flagging women down along Route 29, trying to get the women to pull over by indicating they had car trouble. Passerbys saw Alicia talking to a man while they were looking inside the hood of a dark colored pickup truck. That was the last anyone saw Alicia.
The man with Alicia was described as aged 35 to 45, Height: 5’10″, Build: medium, Hair: light to medium brown.
There are many theories behind her murder, the most popular being she was a victim of the Route 29 stalker. The other theory is that the murderer is Darrell David Rice. Rice’s supporters say it is Richard Marc Evonitz.
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