Richard Evonitz

  Active for 2 years
(1996-1997) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

3

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 6 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 12 Books About Richard Evonitz
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

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 Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Richard Evonitz, was active for 2 years between 1996-1997, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

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).

Profile Completeness: 94%
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Richard Evonitz has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

Richard Evonitz a known:

Richard Evonitz
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Richard Evonitz
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1996 - 1997
Ages Active: 32/33 - 33/34
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1963 - 2002
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual, pedophile
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: July
Marital Status: married twice, married Bonnie Lou Gower 1988, divorced, married Hope Marie Crowley in 1999
Children: no children
Living With: his wife Hope in their apartment in Columbia, South Carolina, US
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jul 29, 1963
Given Name: Richard
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
Father: Joseph Evonitz

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentence, committed suicide prior to arrest
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
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
Suicide: TRUE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Richard Evonitz

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.

Date Event Description
Jul 29 1963Richard Evonitz was born in Columbia, capital of South Carolina, United States.  #19630729
Jul 29 1983
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jul 29 1993
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1996
(Age 32/33)
Richard Evonitz started his serial killing spree. #1996
1997
(Age 33/34)
Richard Evonitz ended his serial killing spree. #1997
Jun 27 2002
(Age 38)
Richard Evonitzdied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide by shooting himself while surrounded by policeat near the waterfront in Sarasota, Florida, US. #20020627

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
suicide TRUE 225
father drug abuse TRUE 192
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
drug abuse TRUE 226
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
psychologist TRUE 258
previous crimes TRUE 367
kill at killers home TRUE 320
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
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
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
sexually abused FALSE 226
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at victims home FALSE 323
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Richard Evonitz

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Richard Evonitz)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Richard Evonitz)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Crime Classification Manual (mentions serial killer Richard Evonitz)
John Douglas
Crime Classification Manual
Book: Into the Water (mentions serial killer Richard Evonitz)
Diane Fanning
Into the Water
Book: Into the Water (mentions serial killer Richard Evonitz)
Diane Fanning
Into the Water
Book: The Science of Cold Case Files (mentions serial killer Richard Evonitz)
Katherine M. Ramslan...
The Science of Cold Case Files
Book: Investigating CSI (mentions serial killer Richard Evonitz)
Donn Cortez
Investigating CSI
Book: Palmetto Predators (mentions serial killer Richard Evonitz)
Mark R. Jones
Palmetto Predators

12 Books that mention Serial Killer
Richard Evonitz

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1118421531 Crime Classification Manu... 4
0312985266 Into the Water 1
1429904143 Into the Water 1
042519793x The Science of Cold Case... 2
1935251570 Investigating CSI 1
1614234809 Palmetto Predators 2
0160923158 2013 The FBI Story 1
1326503693 Bite & Hate ... Street De... 1
1610601297 To Be a Crime Scene Inves... 1
1439657696 The Last Lynching in Nort... 1

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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Richard Evonitz on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Richard Marc EVONITZ on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Lauren Burnette, Barbara Cannon, Richard Marc Evonitz on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Q7325562 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 28, 2018.
Internal References

Richard Evonitz is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #32 of 41[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in July
  2. #42 of 46[ Page 3 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #72 of 651[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #164 of 651[ Page 11 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #228 of 250[ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #281 of 307[ Page 19 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #286 of 327[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  8. #452 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #583 of 651[ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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