Chatham University

The Colonial Parkway Murders: A New Look

Monday, October 16, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Shadyside Campus of Chatham University, Beckwith Auditorium, Buhl Hall, Science Complex

Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required

Please join the Department of Social Work and Criminology in welcoming Mr. Bill Thomas for an evening of discussion regarding the unsolved case of the Colonial Parkway Murders.

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.

Sponsored by:
Chatham University’s Department of Social Work & Criminology
Chatham Chapter of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC)

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Fee : Free and open to the public. Registration required

Event Contact Information

Christine Sarteschi, Ph.D., LCSW
(412) 365-2957