Alicia Eakins, Ralph Faba: Florida Serial Killer Obsessed With Forest Profiled On Investigation Discovery’s ‘Dead Silent’

Traciy Reyes - Author

Oct. 31 2018, Updated 8:41 a.m. ET

Alicia Eakins vanished after a fight with her boyfriend in Florida 16 years ago. Her dead body was found eight years later. Ralph Faba, Alicia Eakins’ boyfriend, confessed to the killing. Tonight, their story will be told on Investigation Discovery’s crime series Dead Silent.

Ralph Faba was a serial killer in the making, according to police detectives. In addition to Alicia Eakins’ murder, there were two more victims: Ralph Faba’s father and a woman named Angela Durling. Dead Silent’s episode covering the case is titled “A Killer in the Swamp.” ID viewers will hear interviews with police investigators and family and friends of the victims.

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Dead Silent: “A Killer In the Swamp” Episode On Investigation Discovery

  • When a young woman goes missing, police zero in on her boyfriend, who was the last one to see her alive. But when all leads go cold, it will take the deaths of two more people to lead them back to the forest, where the investigation first began.

Missing Florida Woman Last Seen In Boyfriend’s Truck

Dead Silent begins with the disappearance of 25-year-old Alicia Mae Eakins. She was last seen getting into or getting out of her boyfriend’s truck on February 27, 2000. Her boyfriend was identified as Ralph Faba. Witnesses say they had seen the couple arguing at a bar.

During the investigation into Alicia Eakins’ disappearance, police discovered that she had a volatile relationship with Ralph Faba. Eakins had recently relocated to the area to get a fresh start in life and had moved in with a friend. Family members were anguished and eager to find out her whereabouts.


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