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Richard Marc Evonitz

Evonitz

Born: July 29, 1963 in Columbia, SC

Evonitz killed Sofia Silva, 16,in September 1996. He murdered sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk, 15 and 12, respectively, in May 1997. DNA evidence proved Richard Marc Evonitz was the killer of the three girls. Evonitz, 38, killed himself in Sarasota, FL on June 27, 2002. Police had been involved in a high speed chase with Evonitz, who, at the time, was a suspect int he abduction and sexual assault of a 15 year-old girl in South Carolina. Evonitz fired a gun into his own mouth before he could be brought into custody.

Evonitz lured the 15-year-old by pretending to sell magazines. Evonitz abducted the girl, and placed her in his trunk. he then took her to his home where he repeatedly sexually assaulted her over the course of several hours.

Because of the bravery of the girl, police were able to link Evonitz to the earlier murders. Investigators obtained hair, fibers, and DNA analysis. A fingerprint and palm print of Kristin Lisk was found inside the trunk Evonitz' 1992 Ford Taurus.

Authorities say that in Virginia he failed to register as a sex offender for raping a girl in Florida in 1987.

Richard Marc Evonitz has also been a person of interest in the 1996 murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.

Source: AP

An excellent resource and insight into the psyche of Richard Marc Evonitz can be found in the following PDF file:

Richard Marc Evonitz Serial killer researched by Lauren Burnette, Barbara Cannon, Kim Childers, Jacob Jones, Department of Psychology, Radford University

 

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