Reinaldo Rivera

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Reinaldo Rivera was born around 1963, in Madrid Spain. His family moved to Puerto Rico when Rivera was 7 years old. At the age of 19 he joined the Navy and moved to Florida. He served in the Navy for a long period of time and also attended the University of South Carolina in Columba. Rivera was discharged in 1995.

It is believed that Rivera began his murder series in July of 1999, at the age of 36, and ended in September of 2000. All of his victims women between the ages of 17 and 21. They were either strangled or stabbed to death. The remains of the women were hidden after they were murdered. Rivera would lure the women into his car by claiming that he was a photographer who was looking for models. The women would then go to his home where he would rape them.

Police began to investigate Rivera after he attacked Chrisilee Barton, who was stabbed multiple times in the neck after being raped. Rivera confessed to his crimes when he was arrested in October of 2000. He was charged for murdering and raping 4 women and was sentenced to death on February 12, 2004. He is currently on death row. 

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Victims of Reinaldo Rivera

on April 22nd, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 7 Comments

Reinaldo Rivera was found guilty of murdering four people. We currently have information on all of his known victims. Melissa Dingess Melissa, age 17, from South Carolina was murdered by Rivera. Sergeant Marni Glista Marni, age 21, was raped and strangled to death on September 9, 2000. Tiffany Wilson Tiffany,…

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