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    Victim: Alicia Showalter Reynolds and the Route 29 Stalker, 2 March 1996

    15 years later, Route 29 stalker case remains unsolved

    Wednesday - 3/2/2011, 7:38am ET
    Hank Silverberg, wtop.com




    CULPEPER, Va. - It was a case that gripped the region for weeks - the murder of a 25-year-old college graduate as she drove from Baltimore toward Charlottesville.

    '29 stalker' case still open, 15 years late
    Posted: Mar 01, 2011 9:23 PM CDT
    By Reed Williams
    RICHMOND — Virginia State Police are hoping for help from the public in solving the killing of Alicia Showalter Reynolds, who disappeared 15 years ago today in Culpeper County.
    Authorities delve anew into unsolved Va. killings
    The Washington Post - April 2, 2010


    Stalker: Police hope to catch the man who prowled U.S. 29 -- Free Lance Star -- Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002
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    Authorities reexamine 'Colonial Parkway' killings in Virginia
    By Maria Glod
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, April 2, 2010
    The attacker confronted Cathy Thomas more than two decades ago, putting a rope around her neck and cutting her throat. Instinctively, she reached out and grabbed some hair. Her brother said he hopes that it will be the evidence to point police to a suspected serial killer.

    Now, dozens of pieces of evidence, including the hair, are being reexamined at the FBI's lab in Quantico using modern technology. Results are expected in a few weeks, an FBI spokeswoman said.
    Investigators are also putting fresh eyes on a list of about 130 suspects. FBI agents are reviewing more than 3,500 reports generated by the case. And FBI spokeswoman Vanessa Torres said the agency has asked "America's Most Wanted" to feature the information. A tipster could provide a fresh lead.
    Much more at the link

    Harrington case reminding many of Route 29 Stalker
    Posted: Feb 08, 2010 3:25 PM CDT Updated: Feb 08, 2010 10:10 PM CDT
    By Rachel DePompa



    Alicia Showalter Reynolds


    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) – The search for Morgan Harrington's killer continues. The skeletal remains of the Virginia Tech student were found two weeks ago on a farm off Route 29. Her murder is reminding many of a cold case from 14 years ago: The abduction and murder of a woman by the Route 29 Stalker.

    A young woman goes missing. She's last seen on the side of the road. Weeks later her remains are found in a remote area near Route 29. This isn't a description of what happened to Harrington -- this is the story of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
    cont. at the link
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    Link probed in ‘29 Stalker’ case
    August 12th, 2013, 10:10 pm
    BY PAMELA GOULD / THE FREE LANCE–STAR Hours after authorities identified the man charged with abducting a Nelson County teen, a Virginia State Police agent called Sadie Showalter to say her daughter’s case would be part of the broader investigation.

    Alicia Showalter Reynolds, 25, was abducted on March 2, 1996, as she drove south on U.S. 29 toward Charlottesville. Her car was found that day on the shoulder of the road in Culpeper County.
    Evidence in ‘29 Stalker’ to get new look
    March 1st, 2013, 4:47 pm
    BY PAMELA GOULD

    On the 17th anniversary of Alicia Showalter Reynolds’ disappearance, her mother holds the first bit of encouragement she has received in years.
    A Virginia State Police investigator recently took some of the evidence in Reynolds’ slaying to the state crime lab to be re-analyzed, Showalter said.
    It’s a step in the direction Showalter has been requesting in the Culpeper County case for the past five years.
    ***RT 29 STALKER CASE in VIRGINIA and COLONIAL PARKWAY MURDERS STILL UNSOLVED FOR OVER A DECADE!***
    By tonyaloves | Posted January 29, 2011 | Culpeper, Virginia
    Written by:
    Tonya Becker-Haddadeen
    from Stafford, VA near Washington, DC

    Date: January 29, 2011


    Many of the women who the Route 29 Stalker pulled over did not live to tell their story and were found murdered! This case has never been solved for over 1 decade now! Many believe that the Route 29 Stalker in northern Virginia is a SERIAL KILLER who has never been caught and is linked to many unsolved murder cases!
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    Police Still Investigating 1996 Culpeper, Va., Homicide Of Alicia Showalter Reynolds
    11:11 PM, Mar 2, 2012
    According to witnesses who saw Ms. Reynolds' vehicle parked on the southbound shoulder of Route 29 on March 2, 1996, a white male, approximately 35-45 years old with a medium build and light to medium brown hair was stopped out with her vehicle. The man, described as between 5'10' to 6'0 tall, was driving a dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a green Nissan.
    **Two excellent articles below, with maps, timelines, and photos.**

    Cold Case? Alicia Showalter Reynolds & the fall and rise of Darrell Rice
    By Barbara Nordin | nordin@readthehook.com
    Published online 8:00am Thursday May 17th, 2007
    and in print issue #0620 dated Thursday May 17th, 2007
    As cars flew past that spot on a March day in 1996, some drivers noticed a young woman standing near her white Mercury Tracer on the shoulder and talking to a man whose pickup truck was parked nearby. The hood of the car was up, and the man and woman were studying the engine; some observers saw her getting into his truck. She was never seen alive again.
    Since then, her name– Alicia Showalter Reynolds– has been etched into the minds of many Central Virginians because of what happened to her that day. But the man was never found. Or was he?
    Murder in the Park: Rice release revives memories
    By Barbara Nordin | nordin@readthehook.com
    Published online 8:00am Thursday May 24th, 2007
    and in print issue #0621 dated Thursday May 24th, 2007
    As the weeks dragged by with neither a body nor a suspect, fear of the Stalker steadily rose. Then, on May 7, a man walking in a rural part of Culpeper County noticed buzzards circling above a field and went to investigate. The search for Alicia Showalter Reynolds was over. The search for her killer, however, has never ended.
    Now, less than a month later, came news of fresh horror.
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    Please Don't Take This Thread Down

    Quote Originally Posted by astridxx View Post
    Should this thread be removed from the RAT sub-forum then?
    Please don't take this thread down. I just talked with a friend who is a private investigator in Virginia. PI says that is very easy to misread release dates as they are notoriously unreliable, and do not account for early release dates. Mr. Taylor could have been out of jail months before the recorded release date, and the reporter's conclusion that he was in jail in March 1996 may not actually be correct. I believe the Inside NoVa reporter could be misreading release dates.

    To my knowledge, no one from law enforcement has said that they have eliminated Randy Allen Taylor from involvement in any case, let alone one as complicated as the Route 29 Stalker case. That would never happen at this stage in the investigation. The FBI, VSP and local law enforcement would be open to everything.

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    I completely agree with you Bill.

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    http://www.nbc29.com/story/23136615/...ute-29-stalker

    Abduction Suspect not Linked to "Route 29 Stalker"

    Posted: Aug 14, 2013 1:23 PM EDT
    Updated: Aug 14, 2013 1:23 PM EDT

    Randy Taylor
    Randy Taylor
    Timeline: The Search for Alexis Murphy
    RELATED ARTICLE: Man Arrested in Alexis Murphy Disappearance May be Linked to Similar Case
    RELATED ARTICLE: Police Pursuing New Leads in 1996 Homicide
    Abduction suspect in the Alexis Murphy case out of Nelson County, Randy Taylor, does not appear to be connected to a well-known murder case from the area.

    Alexis Murphy has been missing since August 3. She was last seen at the Liberty gas station in Lovingston that same day around 7:15 p.m., according to surveillance video.

    The "Route 29 stalker" is believed to have been behind the disappearance of Alicia Showalter Reynolds in March of 1996. Two months after she vanished, her body was found in a wooded area in Culpeper.

    Taylor was in prison at the time. He was serving a five-year sentence on a burglary charge.

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    Does anyone know if Darrell David Rice is currently listed on a sex offender registry? I don't see him on the list in MD or VA.
    The Alicia Showalter Reynolds case absolutely fits Darrell's M.O.
    I hope he's still on probation, or wearing the GPS.

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    New article worth reading re Richard Marc Evonitz, Central Virginia serail killer who has never been eliminated as a POI in other cases:

    http://news.fredericksburg.com/justi...erial-killers/

    Bill Thomas,
    Brother of Cathleen Thomas,
    Colonial Parkway Murders

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    Darrell David Rice

    Quote Originally Posted by junegloom View Post
    Does anyone know if Darrell David Rice is currently listed on a sex offender registry? I don't see him on the list in MD or VA.
    The Alicia Showalter Reynolds case absolutely fits Darrell's M.O.
    I hope he's still on probation, or wearing the GPS.
    Last I read Darrell David Rice was living in Kent Island, MD.

    Thanks.


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    There is a rumor going around right now in Durango, Colorado that Darrell David Rice is in town. Apparently he filled out a job application and the background check revealed, well......his background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiwawa View Post
    There is a rumor going around right now in Durango, Colorado that Darrell David Rice is in town. Apparently he filled out a job application and the background check revealed, well......his background.
    I tried to confirm by checking the sex offender site but the pay sites have gotten to google ever since they hit the stock market.


    (bad google

    I would rather pay you 10 bucks a month. APP HOLE,.)

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    bessie, is it just me, or does he look like a vicious stalker???
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

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    Article from the Durango Herald re: Darrell David Rice


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    https://www.google.com/search?q=Nati...x-a&channel=sb

    In addition to not being on the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry or Maryland's, he is not on the Dru Sjodin National Registry http://www.nsopw.gov/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

    or the Family watchdog site in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia or Colorado.
    http://www.familywatchdog.us/
    Last edited by Just K; 06-17-2014 at 09:43 AM.
    The facts are now buried amongst theory, opinion and rumor.

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