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New book attempts to shed light on Parkway Murders

A new book on the eight unsolved killings that occurred in the Tidewater area in the 1980s, known collectively as the Parkway Murders, was released this week.

All of the victims were young and were killed in pairs within 60 miles of each other. The new book, by the father-daughter writing duo of authors Blaine L. Pardoe and Victoria R. Hester, looks to solve the cold cases.

“The truth is out there,” said Pardoe in a release regarding the book. “Perhaps it is one of the readers that can finally close Virginia’s oldest serial killing cold cases.”

Their book, “A Special Kind of Evil,” is a comprehensive look at the Colonial Parkway Murders, shedding new light on the victims, the crimes and the investigation.

Interviewing the friends and families of the victims as well as law enforcement, the authors provide new insights and previously unknown information and persons of interest in these 30-year-old cases, according to the release.

The authors...

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