Murder Mystery Marks Annual Meeting

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Burke Connection
By Abigail Constantino
January 30, 2015

The Burke Historical Society marked its annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 25, at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Burke, with the unsolved murder of 14-year-old resident Eva Roy in 1918.

Speaker Cindy Bennett became interested in the Eva Roy case while going through a list of people supposedly killed by the Bunny Man, an urban legend figure which gained prominence in Fairfax County in the 1970s.

Bennett said she knows that there is no way the Bunny Man was responsible for the death of the girl. She used newspaper archives, court records, and genealogy databases to research the case, which grabbed headlines due to the sensational nature of the crime and the trial that ensued (read more).