Ep 51: Life Lessons in the Colonial Parkway Murders: Advice for All Families

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Welcome to "Mind Over Murder." In this episode, co-host Kristin Dilley interviews her co-host Bill Thomas about what he has learned-- "Life Lessons in the Colonial Parkway Murders" -- from his work as a victim advocate. 8 young people were murdered in the Colonial Parkway Murders in lover's lanes near beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia from 1986 to 1989. Bill's younger sister Cathy Thomas and her girlfriend Rebecca Dowski were the first two victims in the Colonial Parkway Murders, which remain unsolved.

The Colonial Parkway Murders will be the subject of a new four-part television series, "The Lover's Lane Murders," making its debut on the Oxygen Network on NOTE NEW DATE: Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 and Friday, Feb 12, two hour-long episodes each night. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10370730/

Washington Post Magazine: "Victims, Families and America’s Thirst for True-Crime Stories." "For Bill Thomas, his sister Cathy’s murder is a deeply personal tragedy. For millions of true-crime fans, it’s entertainment." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/30/feature/victims-families-and-americas-thirst-for-true-crime-stories/

Daily Press excellent series of articles on the Colonial Parkway Murders: http://digital.dailypress.com/static/parkway_cottage/main/index.html

Dateline NBC Crime Capsule: Colonial Parkway Murders https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/dateline-crime-capsule-the-colonial-parkway-murders-1353827907555

Colonial Parkway Murders Facebook page with more than 11,000 followers: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase

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