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 Sofia Marlene Silva

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Sofia Marlene Silva

Birth
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Death
9 Sep 1996 (aged 16)
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Four Mile Fork, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
7283043 View Source

Murder Victim. She was abducted from her home in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, after returning home from school, in September 1996. She was found five weeks later in a creek in King George, Virginia. There were no leads in the case until May of 1997 when a hair belonging to Sofia had been found on the body of Kristin Lisk, another victim of the unknown killer. In June of 2002 a lead on a suspect finally came in from a small town in South Carolina, a 15 year old girl had been forced into a car at gunpoint and raped for 17 hours in an apartment. The girl led the police to the apartment and during a search found articles relating to the murders of Sofia and the Lisk sisters, as well as a suspect. The suspect was identified as Richard Mark Evonitz, a known pedophile. The police later got a tip on his whereabouts and chased him to Sarasota, Florida, where he committed suicide, leaving many unanswered questions. The story was featured on "America's Most Wanted" several times, as a missing persons, an unknown suspect, and then profiling Richard Mark Evonitz himself. On August 14, 2002, Evonitz was officially named by the police as the murderer in this case.

Murder Victim. She was abducted from her home in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, after returning home from school, in September 1996. She was found five weeks later in a creek in King George, Virginia. There were no leads in the case until May of 1997 when a hair belonging to Sofia had been found on the body of Kristin Lisk, another victim of the unknown killer. In June of 2002 a lead on a suspect finally came in from a small town in South Carolina, a 15 year old girl had been forced into a car at gunpoint and raped for 17 hours in an apartment. The girl led the police to the apartment and during a search found articles relating to the murders of Sofia and the Lisk sisters, as well as a suspect. The suspect was identified as Richard Mark Evonitz, a known pedophile. The police later got a tip on his whereabouts and chased him to Sarasota, Florida, where he committed suicide, leaving many unanswered questions. The story was featured on "America's Most Wanted" several times, as a missing persons, an unknown suspect, and then profiling Richard Mark Evonitz himself. On August 14, 2002, Evonitz was officially named by the police as the murderer in this case.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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  • Maintained by: Mander
  • Added: 22 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7283043
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7283043/sofia-marlene-silva: accessed ), memorial page for Sofia Marlene Silva (1 Jul 1980–9 Sep 1996), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7283043, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Four Mile Fork, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Mander (contributor 47110820).