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Serial Killers, Part 1: The FBI’s Role Takes Shape

Although relatively rare, serial killings have both horrified and fascinated the American people for decades. On the anniversary of the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a Virginia teenager by serial killer Richard Marc Evonitz, we take a look at how the FBI has evolved over the years to address this threat.

Sep 10, 2013 04:30 PM

Serial Killers, Part 1: The FBI’s Role Takes Shape


Although relatively rare, serial killings have both horrified and fascinated the American people for decades. On the anniversary of the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a Virginia teenager by serial killer Richard Marc Evonitz, we take a look at how the FBI has evolved over the years to address this threat. In the coming months, FBI.gov will examine the Bureau’s role in addressing serial killings in more detail, including our work in some of the most horrific serial murder investigations in the last 40 years.

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