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I was in attendance last night and was surprised and shocked frankly that this case was not brought to a close a long time ago. The ruling out of specific suspects too soon along with mishandling of potential evidence was mind blowing. I realize this was 1982 and policy must be followed but feel there appeared to be clear avenues to pursue from the beginning. This is only my personal thoughts from the information provided.

My heart went out to Elaine when she was explaining the events surrounding Rachael's disappearance. What a strong person and from what I gathered, a very protective and good mama.

I found the analysis, theories and deductive reasoning from Dr. Mellor intriguing as well.

Morf and Naama, you both did a great job. I had a few questions but realized towards the end that this case may be cracked shortly depending on findings/results. Did I understand that correctly?

Thank you for the invite. Job well done.
 
I watched it live on You Tube last night. I was very impressed with the overall show. Elaine was amazing although it is heartbreaking to see how raw the grief is, even 40 years later. :( I think she has had such a hard time grappling with the natural guilty feelings that come with the loss of a child---what could I or should I have done different, etc, etc...Such a devastating situation.

I think her investigator , Jason, has done a fantastic job. And I do believe that he did a good job researching the recent lead, about the local deceased suspect, whose family even suspects him. I hope they can get the DNA they are hoping for.

Dr Mellor was very interesting and informative. I hope to see him in future shows.
 
Thanks to those of you who joined us, we hope more of you will in each new episode that we record.
Part of our show that makes us unique is that we work hand in hand with sleuths who join us and bring their ideas, theories, etc to the episode. We also try to pick out cases in which we have access to police files or reports, or can bring on guests who may be connected to the case in some way; a family member, an investigator, etc, so if anyone here has case suggestions in which those kinds of guests are available to take part, please feel free to suggest cases here
 
I was in attendance last night and was surprised and shocked frankly that this case was not brought to a close a long time ago. The ruling out of specific suspects too soon along with mishandling of potential evidence was mind blowing. I realize this was 1982 and policy must be followed but feel there appeared to be clear avenues to pursue from the beginning. This is only my personal thoughts from the information provided.

My heart went out to Elaine when she was explaining the events surrounding Rachael's disappearance. What a strong person and from what I gathered, a very protective and good mama.

I found the analysis, theories and deductive reasoning from Dr. Mellor intriguing as well.

Morf and Naama, you both did a great job. I had a few questions but realized towards the end that this case may be cracked shortly depending on findings/results. Did I understand that correctly?

Thank you for the invite. Job well done.
Hopefully, fingers crossed. It seems that they may have some kind of DNA to work with. How much, and what quality, that's anyone's guess. I do think Jason presented an excellent suspect
 
Hey Websleuths- join us live tonight (Tuesday 7/12)at 9PM Eastern as we dive into the puzzling disappearance of Dale Williams.

You will be able to ask questions in chat, share theories, call in to leave voice mails, etc
Leave us a voice mail at- https://www.speakpipe.com/citizendetective
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Hey Websleuths- join us live tonight (Tuesday 7/12)at 9PM Eastern as we dive into the puzzling disappearance of Dale Williams.

You will be able to ask questions in chat, share theories, call in to leave voice mails, etc
Leave us a voice mail at- https://www.speakpipe.com/citizendetective
Where do you tune in to take part, or watch?
Our Facebook homepage:
https://www.facebook.com/CitizenDetectivePodcast
Our Youtube page:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSgvqIuf4-sEF2aDdNGip2w
Our Twitch page:
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Here’s the Websleuths’ thread about this case:
CO - CO - Dale Williams, 42, Nucla, CO May 27,1999

Please join MIKE and his cohosts TONITE July 12 ‘22 for a new discussion about this case at any of Mike’s links above!
 
Disappointed that the podcast has not been better received by the websleuths on this forum, we really hoped that you would all join us to help try and crowd-solve these cases.

That being said, episode 3 of the podcast is out now covering the case of Dale Williams, missing since 1999 from Nucla, Colorado.

 
Calling all amateur sleuths and Citizen Detectives, We are recording live in 60 minutes;July 26 9PM Eastern!
 
Out now on EP4 of Citizen Detective Podcast; On June 25th, 1985 police in Dallas, Texas received a phone call from a concerned citizen who reported an abandoned car in an alley with a foul smell coming from it; a car that had been in the same spot for days. When police investigated and opened the trunk, they found a dead woman inside the trunk. She was nude and wrapped in a sheet. The victim was soon identified as 24 year-old Catherine Mowrey, who went by Catrina. Much of Catrina's life in Dallas was a msytery to her family back home in Kansas. When Catrina's body was found, she was supposed to be back in Kansas visiting her family. The car was traced to Catrina's boyfriend who claimed to have no knowledge or involvement in Catrina's death. According to him, Catrina had driven his car back to Kansas to see her family. Police theorized that Catrina had taken her own life. They then shifted to the theory that Catrina had died of a drug overdose, but when no drugs were found in Catrina's system, they one again changed direction dismissing the death as 'undetermined' and essentially that's where investigation into Catrina's death seemed to stall. Due to decomposition, the medical examiner left the official cause of death as 'undetermined'. For years, Catrina's family fought an uphill battle to find out the truth behind Catrina's death; a battle that they still are fighting today.
In this episode, we are joined by Catrina's niece, Catrina Marshall, as well as death investigator Landen Wilson, and Jared Bradley of MVAC DNA extraction services.
If you have information about the death of Catrina Mowrey, please report it to the Homicide Unit of the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-3661 or its General Investigations line at 214-671-3503. Tips can also be sent to Catrina Marshall on Twitter at @catrinamarsh91
To sign the petition urging Dallas Officials to look closer at Catrina's case, visit this link:
https://www.change.org/.../texas-state-house-why-has-this...
Listen to the episode here:
https://www.spreaker.com/.../116.../episode-4-catrina-mowrey
 

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In our next episode of Citizen Detective podcast, we will be covering the Colonial Parkway Murders, and focusing in particular on the first two murders, Cathy Thomas, and Rebecca Ann Dowski. We will be joined live by Cathy's Brother Bill Thomas @billthom56 who has been a wonderful advocate for his sister's case, and the series or murders overall.
We need some sleuths here to join us live and share your theories, and ideas. Maybe as a crowd, we can come up with some ideas on how to move this case forward. You can join us live Tuesday, August 9 at 9PM Eastern in the following spots-


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Our Twitch page:
https://www.twitch.tv/citizendetective
On Twitter:
https://twitter.com/CitizenDPod

Call in during the live session(or any other time)and leave a voicemail-
https://www.speakpipe.com/citizendetective
 
I'm on Websleuths everyday and just now found out about your podcast! I think more sleuths will find out in time! I'm going to go back and get caught up on Youtube, a couple of these are old "pet" cases of mine!
 
Out now on EP4 of Citizen Detective Podcast; On June 25th, 1985 police in Dallas, Texas received a phone call from a concerned citizen who reported an abandoned car in an alley with a foul smell coming from it; a car that had been in the same spot for days. When police investigated and opened the trunk, they found a dead woman inside the trunk. She was nude and wrapped in a sheet. The victim was soon identified as 24 year-old Catherine Mowrey, who went by Catrina. Much of Catrina's life in Dallas was a msytery to her family back home in Kansas. When Catrina's body was found, she was supposed to be back in Kansas visiting her family. The car was traced to Catrina's boyfriend who claimed to have no knowledge or involvement in Catrina's death. According to him, Catrina had driven his car back to Kansas to see her family. Police theorized that Catrina had taken her own life. They then shifted to the theory that Catrina had died of a drug overdose, but when no drugs were found in Catrina's system, they one again changed direction dismissing the death as 'undetermined' and essentially that's where investigation into Catrina's death seemed to stall. Due to decomposition, the medical examiner left the official cause of death as 'undetermined'. For years, Catrina's family fought an uphill battle to find out the truth behind Catrina's death; a battle that they still are fighting today.
In this episode, we are joined by Catrina's niece, Catrina Marshall, as well as death investigator Landen Wilson, and Jared Bradley of MVAC DNA extraction services.
If you have information about the death of Catrina Mowrey, please report it to the Homicide Unit of the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-3661 or its General Investigations line at 214-671-3503. Tips can also be sent to Catrina Marshall on Twitter at @catrinamarsh91
To sign the petition urging Dallas Officials to look closer at Catrina's case, visit this link:
https://www.change.org/.../texas-state-house-why-has-this...
Listen to the episode here:
https://www.spreaker.com/.../116.../episode-4-catrina-mowrey

"Police theorized that Catrina had taken her own life."

That's because after we commit suicide, we place ourselves in the trunk of the car, right?
 
I'm on Websleuths everyday and just now found out about your podcast! I think more sleuths will find out in time! I'm going to go back and get caught up on Youtube, a couple of these are old "pet" cases of mine!
Thanks, we'd love to have you. We DO take suggestions, reach out to us, leave us a voicemail etc. We are especially interested in cases in which family members, or case investigators are willing to take part, etc
 
Just a reminder, if any sleuths would like to join us, we are brainstorming the Colonial Parkway Murders, starting off w/ the murders of Cathy Thomas and Rebecca Dowski tonight, Tuesday 8/9 at 9PM Eastern

Where do you tune in to take part, or watch?
Our Facebook homepage:
https://www.facebook.com/CitizenDetectivePodcast
Our Youtube page:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSgvqIuf4-sEF2aDdNGip2w
Our Twitch page:
https://www.twitch.tv/citizendetective
On Twitter:
https://twitter.com/CitizenDPod

Call in during the live session(or any other time)and leave a voicemail-
https://www.speakpipe.com/citizendetective
 
We'd love to enlist the sleuths and Citizen Detectives here in the group to join us live as we try to crowd-solve cases together!
Out now on EP 5 of Citizen Detective Podcast, Part 1 of 'The Colonial Parkway Murders'
When 27 year-old Cathy Thomas, and her girlfriend 21 year old Rebecca Ann Dowski were found brutally murdered in October, 1986 inside Cathy's White 1980 Honda Civic along Virginia's idyllic Colonial Parkway, police were at a loss over the brutality and senselessness of the murders. Both women had been bound, strangled, and their throats were cut. Their killer, or killers, had moved their vehicle and pushed it down on embankment towards the water after failing to burn the vehicle using kerosene. Cathy, a stockbroker who had a stellar background as a US Naval academy grad, and Rebecca, a senior at the college of William and Mary, did not seem to have enemies. But a closer look into their background revealed possible motives for the murders. Cathy had essentially been forced out of the Navy because of rules at that time that prohibited gay or Lesbian soldiers from serving in the military. Rebecca also had an ex-boyfriend who was upset with her for leaving him and starting a relationship with Cathy. While there were possible motives for the murders, investigators also needed to consider whether the two women were killed by a random stranger, and were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It wouldn't be until more couples were murdered or went missing in the same area, that authorities began to suspect that a serial killer was roaming the Colonial Parkway. But were all of the cases actually connected, and was the same person or persons responsible for all of the cases?
In part 1 of our 2 part coverage of the Colonial Parkway Murders, we look very closely at the murders of Cathy Thomas and Rebecca Ann Dowski, aided by Cathy's brother, Bill Thomas, a staunch advocate for not just his sister's case, but all of the familied and cases in the Colonial Parkway series. He has worked tirelessly for over 3 decades trying to get answers in this case, one that remains unsolved to this day, and he shares the bumpy road he's had to travel to get justice; one that often has left him at odds with the investigators working the case, in particular the FBI. We are also joined by DNA expert Suzanna Ryan who shares her insights and expertise regarding the clues and physical evidence left behind by the killer, or killers.
If you have information about the Colonial Parkway Murders, please contact the Norfolk FBI at 757-455-0100 or send an e-mail to Colonial_Parkway_Murders@ic.fbi.gov

 

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