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Parkway Murders

The collection of stories, videos, photo galleries and more comprising the Daily Press' look back at the Colonial Parkway Murders 30 years later.

  • Four cases link families, scenic parkway

    Four cases link families, scenic parkway

    Bill Thomas stood at a pull off on the Colonial Parkway one sunny morning in September and quietly let his eyes gaze up and down the picturesque, tree-lined road. For the moment, the only sound was of the occasional vehicle approaching, passing by and then disappearing around one of the roadway’s...

  • Parkway: Lost in the rain

    Parkway: Lost in the rain

    When it rains, Rosanna Phelps Sedivy can’t help but think back 27 years to the weeks of on and off showers that wouldn’t stop in September 1989 — the month her younger sister went missing off Interstate 64. Much of that time is a blur. Details fade from her memory as years turn into decades. But...

  • Parkway: Two families live with the unknown

    Parkway: Two families live with the unknown

    Hope can be a cruel torture. The families of Keith Call and Cassandra Hailey have lived with a voice in the back of their minds for 28 years — ever since the young couple disappeared. Are they still alive? Were they abducted? Might they still come home? “Realistically, I know he’s dead,” said Keith’s...

  • Parkway Murders provide fodder for novelists, bloggers and would-be detectives

    Parkway Murders provide fodder for novelists, bloggers and would-be detectives

    Blaine Pardoe has a fascination with unsolved crimes. An accountant by trade, he likes to spend his nights and weekends researching these cases and writing about them. He is frequently contracted to write articles for magazines and online publications, and he has published three “true crime” books...

  • Investigators still haunted by unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders

    Investigators still haunted by unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders

    Doc Lyons can’t help himself. Anytime he drives west along Interstate 64 and passes the rest area in New Kent, he finds himself glancing toward the wall of evergreens and aspens lining the highway. Because he can’t forget that those woods are where the skeletal remains of Daniel Lauer and Annamaria...

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