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Route 29 Stalker Still Unknown After 10 Years

Thursday - 3/2/2006, 12:24pm  ET

route 29 stalker suspect
Virginia State Police hope this composite sketch of the Route 29 Stalker will help solve the murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds. (Image courtesy of Virginia State Police)
Hank Silverberg, WTOP Radio

WASHINGTON -- It was a case that gripped the region for weeks: the disappearance of a 25-year-old graduate student traveling from Baltimore to Charlottesville. Now, ten years later, Alicia Showalter Reynolds' killer still remains unknown

Reynolds disappeared on March 2, 1996. Her remains were found two months later, 15 miles away from where her car was located in Lignum, Va. in Culpeper County.

During the investigation, there were numerous reports of a white male flagging down women.

The investigation later become known as the Route 29 Stalker case. Several people were investigated as possible suspects, but no one has been charged with her murder.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler says they are hoping the anniversary of Reynolds' murder will jog someone's memory.

"We've even had calls as recent as last week on this case," Tyler says.

Police say the suspect is a white male, age 35 to 45 with a medium build. The suspect is approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with light to medium brown hair.

The suspect may have been wearing a flannel or striped shirt and blue jeans at the time of abduction, and may have had access to a small, dark-colored pickup truck, police say.

Anyone with information should call Virginia State Police at 1-800-572-2260 or 540-829-7400.

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