Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Crime Wire Investigates: The Colonial Parkway Murders-Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 9:00 PM EST
The slayings along the Colonial Parkway, a scenic route in the State of Virginia that stretches from Yorktown to Jamestown, marked the beginning of a series of killings in what is known as the Tidewater area of Virginia in the late 1980s. Six people were killed and two others are missing and presumed dead. The notorious slayings - dubbed the Colonial Parkway murders - have perplexed detectives for years. The Shenandoah National Park slayings, and Route 29 Stalker cases remain unsolved, authorities are taking a new look at the most horrific serial killings in Virginia history.
After Julie Williams and Lollie Winans were killed at their Shenandoah National Park campsite in June 1996, the FBI noted "striking" similarities to the slayings of two other young women found dead in another national park in Virginia a decade earlier.
But 14 years later, 24 years after Cathleen Thomas and Rebecca Dowski were found dead in Colonial National Historical Park, information from law enforcement sources, government documents and victims' family members reveals that those forensic tests were not conducted.
Families of the victims are shocked not only that the evidence in the two cases was not compared, but also that some men who fit the FBI profile for Thomas' and Dowski's killer and who were suggested as suspects in the Williams and Winans case were not fully explored. Joining us to discuss these unsolved murders will be Bill Thomas, brother of victim Cathleen Thomas. (To read the complete story by Pam Gould, please go to this LINK)
WE will analyze this disturbing case as the crime wire team works with the family to seek the truth once and for all.
Join co-hosts Denny Griffin retired Police Investigator and Author, Susan Murphy-Milano Violence Expert and Author and Vito Colucci Jr.Private Eve and Author. Along with the Crime Wire noted experts and attorney's Mickey Sherman, Fox News Analyst Lis Wiehl, Al Dressler, Peter Hyatt, Donna Pendergast and Sheryl McCollum each week.
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