Mind Over Murder

Mind Over Murder

Listen to Mind Over Murder, the true crime podcast from victim's advocates Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley. Kristin is a researcher, writer and teacher from Williamsburg, VA. Bill is an entertainment executive who sadly is the brother of a murder victim. His sister Cathy Thomas along with her girlfriend Rebecca Dowski, were the first two victims in the Colonial Parkway Murders ,which claimed the lives of 8 young people near Williamsburg from 1986 to 1989. They moderate the Colonial Parkway Murders FaceBook page with more than 14,000 followers. Now marking 150 episodes and more than 600,000 downloads as they celebrate their second podcast anniversary! Join them for thoughtful true crime conversation.

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June 27, 2022 44 min
In this brand new episode, hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley interview author Jamie Gehring about her new book "Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber" about growing up in rural Montana and living next door to Unabomber Ted Jaczynski for 25 years before his arrest as a domestic terrorist by the FBI.

Goodreads: "Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber" by Jamie Gehring

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Ask us anything in the Colonial Parkway Murders and the Mind Over Murder podcast. Join co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley of "Mind Over Murder" as we answer any question that listeners might have, with no holds barred and all questions answered. This is part 3 of 3 parts in this wide-ranging discussion.

Cheryl Wheeler "Further and Further Away"

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Ask us anything in the Colonial Parkway Murders and the Mind Over Murder podcast. Join co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley of "Mind Over Murder" as we answer any question that listeners might have, with no holds barred and all questions answered. This is part 2 of 3 parts in this wide-ranging discussion.

Cheryl Wheeler "Further and Further Away"

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In this bonus episode, hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley interview author Christine Pelisek on the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case in Los Angeles. This long-running serial murder series was eventually solved using familial DNA. Killer Lonnie Franklin, Jr. was arrested in 2010, convicted in 2016, and died of natural causes on San Quentin State Prison's death row in 2020. Christine Pelisek covers the case in her bo...
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Ask us anything in the Colonial Parkway Murders and the Mind Over Murder podcast. Join co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley of "Mind Over Murder" as we answer any question that listeners might have, with no holds barred and all questions answered. This is part 1 of 3 parts in this wide-ranging discussion.

Join the discussion on our Mind Over Murder and Colonial Parkway Murders pages on Facebook.

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In this bonus episode, hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley discuss the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case in Los Angeles. This long-running series was eventually solved using familial DNA. Killer Lonnie Franklin, Jr. was arrested in 2010, convicted in 2016, and died of natural causes on San Quentin State Prison's death row in 2020. Author Christine Pelisek covers the case in her book "Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women ...
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How can citizen sleuths pass along tips to advocates in the unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders? How are tips handled? How do we put them in the hands on the FBI and Virginia State Police investigators? Join co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley of "Mind Over Murder" as we discuss how listener tips are acquired, researched and passed along to law enforcement. This is part 2 of a 2 part discussion.

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In this bonus episode, hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley discuss the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case in Los Angeles. This long-running series was eventually solved using familial DNA. Killer Lonnie Franklin, Jr. was arrested in 2010, convicted in 2016, and died of natural causes on San Quentin State Prison's death row in 2020. Author Christine Pelisek covers the case in her book "Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women ...
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How can citizen sleuths pass along tips to advocates in the unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders? How are tips handled? How do we put them in the hands on the FBI and Virginia State Police investigators? Join co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley of "Mind Over Murder" as we discuss how tips are acquired, researched and passed along to law enforcement. This is part 1 of a 2 part discussion.

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In this bonus episode, hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley discuss the "Canal Killer" case in Phoenix, Arizona, which was cracked by Colleen Fitzpatrick using Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG) techniques in partnership with the Phoenix Police Department. The suspect goes to trial later in 2022. This is Part 2 of a 2 part discussion.


AZCentral: Judge: Man Charged in Canal Killings Mentally Fit for Trial (Jan. 2022):

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Kathryn Miles, author of "Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders" joins co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley to discuss her new book. Who killed Julie Williams and Lollie Winans in 1996? Why have FBI and the National Park Service moved so slowly in this investigation? Is there still untested evidence? What will it take to get the FBI and National Park Service moving in this investigation? This is...
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In this bonus episode, hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley discuss the "Canal Killer" case in Phoenix, Arizona, which was cracked by Colleen Fitzpatrick using Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG) techniques in partnership with the Phoenix Police Department. This is Part 1 of a 2 part discussion.


AZCentral: Judge: Man Charged in Canal Killings Mentally Fit for Trial (Jan. 2022):

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Kathryn Miles, author of "Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders" joins co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley to discuss her new book. Who killed Julie Williams and Lollie Winans in 1996? Why have the FBI and the National Park Service moved so slowly in this investigation? Is this a hate crime? Is there still untested evidence? Are the Shenandoah Murders related to the Colonial Parkway Murders? Th...
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In this brand-new episode, "Mind Over Murder" co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley review CrimeCon 2022, which was just held in Las Vegas. Is CrimeCon worthwhile? How was it from the perspective of Mind Over Murder, as first time exhibitors on Podcast Row? How were the panels? The events? Las Vegas? Paul Holes? Should you attend CrimeCon? This is part 2 of a 2 part review.

CrimeCon April 2022: https://www.crimecon.com/...
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In this brand-new episode, "Mind Over Murder" co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley review CrimeCon 2022, which was just held in Las Vegas. Is CrimeCon worthwhile? How was it from the perspective of Mind Over Murder, as first time exhibitors on Podcast Row? How were the panels? The events? Las Vegas? Paul Holes? Should you attend CrimeCon? This is part 1 of a 2 part review.

CrimeCon 2022: https://www.crimecon.com/cc22

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In this bonus episode which originally ran in March 2020, "Mind Over Murder" co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley explore the murders of Alexis Murphy and Samantha Clarke with Alexis Murphy's great aunt Trina. Randy Taylor was convicted of Alexis Murphy's murder and her remains have been recovered, yet Samantha Clarke has still not been found despite Randy Taylor being one of the last people to see Samantha alive...
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In this brand-new episode, "Mind Over Murder" co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley explore the unsolved killings that were once considered part of the Route 29 Stalker case in Virginia, including the murders of Thelma Scroggins, Anne Carolyn McDaniel and Sage Smith. This is part 2 of 2 parts.

Washington Post: Last Member of ‘Culpeper Three’ Exonerated in Scroggins Murder
UVA Law Innocence Project Client Eric Weakley Receiv...
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In this bonus episode which originally ran in March 2020, "Mind Over Murder" co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley explore the murders of Alexis Murphy and Samantha Clarke in rural Virginia. Randy Taylor was convicted of Alexis Murphy's murder and her remains have been recovered, yet Samantha Clarke has still not been found despite Randy Taylor being one of the last people to see Samantha alive. Can this mystery be s...
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In this brand-new episode, "Mind Over Murder" co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley explore both the unsolved killings considered part of the Route 29 Stalker case in Virginia, as well as cases which have since been solved and are not part of the Route 29 Stalker series. Can this longstanding murder mystery be solved? This is part 1 of 2 parts.

Northern Virginia Daily: Police continue to search for Alicia Reynolds' ki...
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In this bonus episode which originally aired in March 2021, reporter Andy Fox of WAVY TV 10 News in Portsmouth, Virginia discusses the Colonial Parkway Murders with Mind Over Murder co-hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley. Andy Fax has been covering the case for more than 35 years. He also discusses the unsolved 1988 murders of Brian Pettinger and Laurie Ann Powell, both employees of Liberty Security, whose killings may tie in to t...
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