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.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the November 15, 1996 episode.
- Alicia Showalter Reynolds at Unsolved.com
- Archive on Alicia's Case
- Alicia Showalter Reynolds at Find a Grave