Small Time Fisherman Connected to 1980s Cold-Case Homicides in Virginia After His Death

GLOUCESTER, Va. – A fisherman who passed away in 2017 has been linked to three unsolved homicides in Virginia from the 1980s, including two of the notorious “Colonial Parkway Murders,” as announced by law enforcement officials Monday. The suspect, Alan W. Wilmer Sr., has been identified by the Virginia State Police in connection to the cases, although few details have been provided about how he is linked to the killings. Authorities stated that Wilmer would …

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Virginia Cold Cases Solved: Dead Fisherman Linked to 1980s Murders Identified

Suffolk, Virginia – DNA evidence has revealed a new suspect in three unsolved murders from the 1980s in Virginia. The suspect, Alan W. Wilmer Sr., was identified by Virginia State Police on Monday. Wilmer, who passed away in 2017, has been linked to the sexual assault and murder of a 14-year-old girl and two other homicides. Investigators were unable to collect and test his DNA during his lifetime due to his lack of felonies on …

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DNA evidence links deceased Virginia fisherman to 1980s murder spree, providing closure for victims’ families

LANCASTER, Va. (AP) — DNA evidence has linked a Virginia fisherman who passed away in 2017 to a series of brutal murders in the 1980s, providing closure for the families of the victims who had long awaited justice. Alan W. Wilmer, who died at the age of 63, had no previous felonies to his name, allowing investigators to collect his DNA only after his death, according to Virginia State Police. Wilmer is suspected of a …

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New DNA Evidence Implicates Man in 1980s Colonial Parkway Murders

RICHMOND, Va. – A new development in a decades-old cold case has shed light on three unsolved murders in the Hampton Roads region in the late 1980s. DNA evidence has provided a suspect in the case commonly referred to as the “Colonial Parkway murders.” Alan W. Wilmer Sr., a waterman with no prior felony record who passed away in 2017, has been linked to the shooting deaths of David L. Knobling, 20, and Robin M. …

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Virginia Fisherman Linked to Three Unsolved Homicides in Late 1980s, Including Notorious ‘Lovers’ Lane Murders’

Suffolk, Virginia – A recent breakthrough in cold case investigations has linked the late Alan W. Wilmer Sr. to three unsolved homicides dating back to the late 1980s. Among the victims are David Knobling and Robin Edwards, who were found shot in the head along the bank of the James River at Colonial Parkway in September 1987, as well as Teresa Lynn Spaw Howell, who died of strangulation in Hampton in July 1989. Wilmer, who …

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Virginia State Police Identify Deceased Fisherman as Suspect in Cold Case Murders from Late 1980s

Police in Virginia have identified a deceased fisherman as the suspect in three murders that took place in the late 1980s. The man, Alan W. Wilmer, has been linked to the deaths of David Knobling and Robin Edwards in Isle of Wight County in 1987, as well as the killing of Teresa Lynn Howell in Hampton in 1989. Authorities were led to Wilmer after receiving an undisclosed tip, prompting a DNA request that ultimately led …

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Virginia police name deceased fisherman & hunter as suspect in unsolved 1980s murders

SUFFOLK, Va. – The Virginia police identified the late Alan W. Wilmer Sr., a hunter and fisherman, as a suspect in three unsolved murders that occurred in the 1980s. The authorities utilized DNA evidence to connect Wilmer to the 1987 murders of David Knobling and Robin Edwards in Isle Of Wight, as well as the 1989 murder of Teresa Lynn Spaw Howell in Hampton. Wilmer Sr. passed away in December 2017 in Lancaster County, Virginia …

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