Robert Eugene Brashers

Victims 3+
Born (1958-03-13)March 13, 1958
Died January 13, 1999(1999-01-13) (aged 40)
Known for Unknown
Criminal penalty Unknown


Robert Eugene Brashers (March 13, 1958 – January 13, 1999) was an American serial killer and rapist. In 2018, he was identified by CeCe Moore, chief genetic genealogist at Parabon, via genetic genealogy website GEDmatch as the murderer of Genevieve Zitricki in Greenville, South Carolina in 1990, the rapist of a 14-year-old girl in Memphis, Tennessee in 1997, and the killer of mother and daughter Sherri and Megan Scherer in Portageville, Missouri in 1998.

He was convicted of beating and shooting a woman in Port St. Lucie, Florida, in 1985 and in 1992 in Cobb County, Georgia of possessing a stolen firearm and vehicle. Brashers died in 1999 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was approached by police officers in Kennett, Missouri for having a vehicle with a stolen tag.

His body was exhumed in 2018 in order to collect a DNA sample. His DNA was confirmed to match the DNA evidence from the crime scenes. Each of the victims closely resembled his wife's physical appearance particularly with each victim having the same hairstyle.