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Police Pursuing New Leads in 1996 Homicide

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CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - The Virginia State Police says it is continuing to investigate a 1996 homicide in Culpeper County.

Saturday marks the 17th anniversary since the disappearance of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.

The 25-year-old was abducted on Route 29 while traveling from Baltimore, Md., to Charlottesville. Her remains were found two months later.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Culpeper Field Office has received more than 10,040 tips relating to the case.

More than two dozen tips have come in within the past year and officials are encouraging the public to come forward with any information related to the investigation.

Witnesses say a white male between 35 and 45 years old was stopped out with her vehicle. The man was driving a dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a green Nissan.

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Case Background - Virginia State Police press release 03-02-2012:

It was March 2, 1996, when Alicia Showalter Reynolds was abducted in Culpeper County on Route 29 while traveling from Baltimore, Md., to Charlottesville.

According to witnesses who observed 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.

As news spread about Ms. Reynolds' abduction, several other female subjects 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.

Ms. Reynolds' remains were found two months later on May 7, 1996, in the Lignum area of Culpeper County.

Anyone with information pertaining to the abduction and murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds is asked to contact the Virginia State Police Culpeper Division toll-free at 1-800-572-2260, or the Bureau of Criminal Investigation toll-free at 1-888-300-0156.

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