Troopers continue to investigate unsolved 1996 murder in Culpeper County

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CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police continues to investigate the disappearance and murder of a woman found dead in Culpeper County.

Alicia Showalter Reynolds disappeared on March 2, 1996, while traveling from Baltimore to Charlottesville.

Reynolds was last seen driving on Route 29 in Culpeper County in a white Mercury Tracer, which was found abandoned later that day.

Two months later, troopers said her remains were discovered in a field that had recently been cleared of trees in the rural community of Lignum.

Witnesses say a white male between 35 to 45 years old with a medium build and brown hair was stopped with her vehicle on the shoulder of southbound Route 29.

The man was described to be between 5-foot-10' to 6--feet tall and was driving a dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a green Nissan.

Troopers said as news spread about her abduction, several women came forward advising that a white male had either stopped them or attempted to stop them while they were traveling along Route 29 in Culpeper County.

Troopers said they remain hopeful this case can come to a successful end and are encouraging the public to come forward with any information about the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Virginia State Police Culpeper Division at (800) 572-2260.

You can also contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (888) 300-
0156 or by e-mail at bci-culpeper@vsp.virginia.gov.



 
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