Watch the four-part "Lover's Lane Murders" true crime television series covering the unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders. Now playing on the Oxygen Network, the Oxygen app, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and many other streaming platforms, and available online at Oxygen.com.
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The Colonial Parkway Murders involve the brutal murders of 4 young couples who were killed in lover's lanes in and around beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia from 1986 to 1989. The cases remain unsolved. Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley, together with the families of the Colonial Parkway Murders victims remain committed to seeing justice done in this tragic case.
While there are no known forensic links between the four incidents, there are basic similarities, and the pattern of four double homicides in a four-year period is striking, as is the proximity of the cases. Incidents 1 and 3 are handled by the FBI Newport News office, and incidents 2 and 4 are handled b y the Virginia State Police. (Photo: courtesy of The Virginian Pilot)
Although the media dubbed them "Colonial Parkway Murders" years ago, only two of the cases happened in the 23 mile long Colonial Parkway National Park and two more double homicides happened outside the park. It is about a
30 minute drive from the center point of the Colonial Parkway to the
Ragged Island site to the south and to the New Kent County site to the north.
Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley's advocacy has led to a national true crime television series, "Lovers Lane Murders" (launched on Oxygen Network Feb. 2021), as well as feature stories in the Washington Post, the Daily Press, HuffPo, Daily News, Medium, the Daily Beast, Norfolk Now, and Williamsburg Daily, extensive quotes in the New York Times , appearances on Access Hollywood, Doctor Oz, Fox News, Dateline NBC online, Public Radio's 1A, multiple live appearances at CrimeCon, and scores of appearances on true crime podcasts.
Sunset along the York River on the Colonial Parkway. Families of the Colonial Parkway Murders victims have been waiting for answers for 36 years.
Bill Thomas is pictured here along the Colonial Parkway holding a photo of
his sister, Cathy Thomas, United States Naval Academy Class of 1981.
Cathy and her girlfriend Rebecca Dowski, a senior at William and Mary were the first victims in the unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders in October, 1986.