Mr. Bill Thomas spoke Monday night, October 16, 2017, at Chatham University, to a packed audience about the Colonial Parkway Murders. He provided details about the cases of the eight unsolved murders and described the nature of working with law enforcement as a family member. He spoke elegantly about his sister Cathy, who was one of the first victims in the series of murders. The case remains unsolved after over three decades. We hope that by bringing attention to these murders that they can soon be solved. We thank Mr. Thomas for sharing his story with us. We will do everything we can to help solve this case. If you have any information about the Colonial Parkway Murders, don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Colonial Parkway Murders: A New Look with Bill Thomas
Date: October 16, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm-7:00pm
Location: Chatham University, Shadyside Campus, Beckwith Auditorium, Buhl Hall, Science Complex (in the library parking lot that is accessed from Murray Hill Avenue)
Over a three-year period from 1986 to 1989, four young couples were brutally murdered in and around scenic Williamsburg, Virginia. Bill’s younger sister Cathy and her girlfriend Becky were the first victims. In 2009, after a news story broke that the FBI had lost control of 78 highly graphic crime scene photos from the unsolved serial murder case, Bill stepped in to lead a group of eight families in their quest for answers in the Colonial Parkway Murders.
Through a thoughtful recounting of his experiences, Bill will discuss the investigation of his sister’s death, and his personal meeting with FBI investigators, reporters, criminals, tipsters, and other family members. This inspiring story is one that highlights our flawed system of justice, resiliency and the power of the human spirit.
Bill Thomas, is an entertainment executive who has lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia over the last 30 years.
Chatham University’s Department of Social Work & Criminology
Chatham Cold Case Group
Contact Dr. Christine Sarteschi for additional details: firstname.lastname@example.org.