Alicia Showalter Reynolds

Alicia Showalter Reynolds

Despite the passage of more than two decades and having pursued more than 10,000 tips, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office is still confident that the information is still out there to solve the disappearance and murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.

She was last seen March 2, 1996, driving along Route 29 from Baltimore, Md. to Charlottesville. Her vehicle, a Mercury Tracer, was found abandoned later that same day in Culpeper County. Two months later, her remains were discovered in a field that had recently been cleared of trees in the rural community of Lignum.

According to witnesses who observed Reynolds’ white Mercury parked on the southbound shoulder of Route 29 that day, a white man, approximately 35 to 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 feet 10 inches tall to 6 feet tall, was driving a dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a green Nissan.

As news spread about Reynolds’ abduction, several other women came forward advising that a white man had either stopped them or attempted to stop them while they were traveling along Route 29 in Culpeper.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Virginia State Police’s Culpeper division toll-free at 1-800-572-2260, or the Bureau of Criminal Investigation toll-free at 1-888-300-0156 or by e-mail at

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dan the man

Hmmmm??? sounds like Brad did it.

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