Richard Evonitz (Richard Marc Edward Evonitz) an American serial killer kidnapper, and rapist responsible for the deaths of three girls in Spotsylvania County, Virginia between 1996 and 1997. An abducted 15-year-old girl escaped and was able to identify Evonitz as her attacker. Evonitz fled after finding the victim gone but police were able to locate him near the waterfront in Sarasota, Florida. Richard Evonitz shot himself while surrounded by police on June 27th 2002. A few days after Evonitz’s suicide the police found a lockbox at his residence that linked him to the three Virginia murders.
Richard Evonitz was born on July 29th 1963 in Columbia, capital of South Carolina, United States. He was born 1st of 3 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a oldest child and had two younger sisters, Kristen and Jennifer. His father, Joseph Evonitz. His mother, Tess Ragin Evonitz. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. Richard Evonitz was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.
Richard Evonitz a heterosexual, pedophile male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He married twice, married Bonnie Lou Gower 1988, divorced, married Hope Marie Crowley in 1999. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs. He saw a psychologist.
In 1996 (Age 32/33) Richard Evonitz started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. Richard Evonitz used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife Hope in their apartment in Columbia, South Carolina, US, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
Richard Evonitz died on June 27th 2002 (Age 38), cause of death: suicide, committed suicide by shooting himself while surrounded by police at near the waterfront in Sarasota, Florida, US. Richard Evonitz committed suicide on June 27th 2002 (Age 38).
Richard Evonitz has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||3 - 3|
|Years Active:||1996 - 1997|
|Ages Active:||32/33 - 33/34|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1963 - 2002|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Sexual Preference:||heterosexual, pedophile|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||married twice, married Bonnie Lou Gower 1988, divorced, married Hope Marie Crowley in 1999|
|Living With:||his wife Hope in their apartment in Columbia, South Carolina, US|
|D.O.B.:||Jul 29, 1963|
|Birth Location:||Columbia, capital of South Carolina, United States|
|Birth Order:||1st of 3|
|Siblings:||two younger sisters, Kristen and Jennifer|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||Tess Ragin Evonitz|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Sentence:||never sentence, committed suicide prior to arrest|
|Death Date:||Jun 27, 2002 (Age 38)|
|Manner of Death:||suicide|
|Cause of Death:||committed suicide by shooting himself while surrounded by police|
|Death Location:||near the waterfront in Sarasota, Florida, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Richard Evonitz. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jul 29 1963||Richard Evonitz was born in Columbia, capital of South Carolina, United States. #19630729|
|Jul 29 1983|
|Jul 29 1993|
|Richard Evonitz started his serial killing spree. #1996|
|Richard Evonitz ended his serial killing spree. #1997|
|Jun 27 2002|
|Richard Evonitzdied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide by shooting himself while surrounded by policeat near the waterfront in Sarasota, Florida, US. #20020627|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Richard Evonitz (1996-1997).
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|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
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Richard Marc Evonitz (July 29, 1963 – June 27, 2002) was an American serial killer, kidnapper, and rapist responsible for the deaths of three girls in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and the abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl in Richland County, South Carolina. Evonitz has been suspected of other murders, and confessed a number of crimes to his sister shortly before committing suicide.
Richard Evonitz is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database