Real Name: Unrevealed
Aliases: Larry Breeden
Wanted For: Murder, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping
Missing Since: March 1996
Details: A man calling himself "Larry Breeden" is wanted for the murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds of Baltimore, Maryland. At around 7:30am on Saturday, March 2, 1996, Alicia said goodbye to her husband, Mark, and left to drive more than 150 miles to spend the day shopping with her mother, Sadie, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She left early so she would have plenty of time to meet Sadie at the mall at 10:30am; however, she never arrived. Sadie waited for her for over an hour. When she still didn't arrive, Sadie called Mark. He said that she may have been delayed due to weather conditions. Sadie waited for several hours, but eventually left. At around 6pm, fifty miles away, Alicia's car was found along a highway near Culpepper, Virginia; a napkin was on the 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 Alicia along Route 29 talking to a man with a blue pickup truck on the side of the road. Police later found out that at least twenty women came forward claiming that while driving along Route 29, an unidentified man had tried to get them to pull over. He would get their attention by honking his horn, flashing his lights, 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 claimed that when they ignored him he became furious and later drove away.
One week 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 truck, breaking her ankle in the process. Police now believe that he was a serial killer perfecting his future attacks on women and was most likely the same one that Alicia encountered.
On May 7, two months after Alicia's disappearance, her body was found in a wooded area fifteen miles southeast of where she had vanished. Although the cause of death has not been released, investigators noted that she had been murdered, probably on the day she vanished. They believe her killer could be repeating this same scenario elsewhere. He has never been identified and this case remains unsolved.
The unidentified man is described as thirty-five to forty years old (in 1996), 5'10" to 6'0" tall, with a medium build, reddish brown hair, and may use the name Larry Breeden. Witnesses noticed that he tended to brush his hair back frequently with his left hand. He has used several vehicles, including a dark Nissan pickup truck. He is believed to have started his "rehearsals" in February 1996. Several men named "Larry Breeden" have been questioned, but all have been ruled out.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the November 15, 1996 episode.
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