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National Park Link Analysis

RICHMOND, VA, June 6, 2010 — With the FBI and National Park Service still searching the area just off the historic Colonial Parkway after the cadaver dog hits, the Spingola Files (SF) is set to leave for Shenandoah National Park, located approximately 180 miles north and west of the Colonial Parkway. 

Near Memorial Day in 1996, two women, Julie Williams, 24, and Lollie Winans, 26, were brutally murdered while camping near the park’s Skyview Lodge.  The modus operandi of these homicides is similar to the 1986 slayings of Cathy Thomas and Rebecca Dowski.  Thomas’ Honda Civic was found off an embankment adjacent to the Colonial Parkway.  The suspect(s) stuffed the bodies of the two women — their throats horrifically slashed — into the rear of the vehicle. Having occurred in national parks, the Williams/Winans, Thomas/Dowski homicides have eerie parallels.

In regards to yesterday’s search for the remains of Keith Call and Cassandra Hailey, Tara Morgan from Channel 12 in Richmond posted this story, video of which may be available later in the day:

Updates will be posted on this site throughout SF’s visit to Virginia.


Steven Spingola is a former Milwaukee Police Department Homicide Detective and the author of The Killer in Our Midst: the Case of Milwaukee’s North Side Strangler.

© Steven Spingola, Wales, WI, 2010