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Enjoy Mind Over Murder, the new true crime podcast from victim's advocates Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley. Kristin is a researcher, writer and teacher from Williamsburg, VA. Bill 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. Together, they moderate the Colonial Parkway Murders FB page with more than 11,000 followers. Join them for thoughtful true crime conversation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/william-thomas48/support

Mind Over Murder Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley

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Enjoy Mind Over Murder, the new true crime podcast from victim's advocates Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley. Kristin is a researcher, writer and teacher from Williamsburg, VA. Bill 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. Together, they moderate the Colonial Parkway Murders FB page with more than 11,000 followers. Join them for thoughtful true crime conversation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/william-thomas48/support

    Ep 29: DNA Expert Rock Harmon on the "CODIS Gap." Why Are Thousands of Inmates Not in CODIS? (Part 2)

    Ep 29: DNA Expert Rock Harmon on the "CODIS Gap." Why Are Thousands of Inmates Not in CODIS? (Part 2)

    Welcome  to "Mind Over Murder." In this episode, hosts Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley interview DNA expert Rock Harmon on the "CODIS Gap."  Why are thousands of felony inmates and parolees not in the CODIS system?  What can be done to correct this CODIS Gap?  This is part 2 in a new 2 part discussion with Rock Harmon, who worked on hundreds of cases including the OJ Simpson, Grim Sleeper and Golden State Killer, among others.

    You can now support "Mind Over Murder" with a contribution each month to help pay for equipment, research and other expenses to bring you the podcast. For as little as 99 cents per month, you support MOM.  Simply click on the "Support" button on our Anchor "Mind Over Murder" homepage. https://anchor.fm/william-thomas48

    Rock Harmon Bio:  https://nij.ojp.gov/bio/rockne-harmon Articles from Rock Harmon:  https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/DNA-confirms-ID-of-man-who-killed-area-real-estate-agent-in-1981-562531361.html

    https://www.forensicmag.com/news/2019/02/police-discover-oregon-cold-case-killer-was-executed-texas-1999.  https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2018/05/fallen_through_the_cracks_overdue_dna_swabs_link_to_murders_sexual_assaults.html

    https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/ohio/why-ohios-dna-collection-law-is-missing-thousands-of-profiles/95-599773418 https://www.9news.com/article/news/investigations/hammer-murder-suspect-extradited-to-colorado-ewing/73-b4a20235-7e50-4d21-9151-1e38f6ba1c41

    https://www.thehour.com/crime/article/Suspect-71-charged-in-Gypsy-Hill-12346153.php

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    With your support, we launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning.    Please review our podcast, share it and tell your friends about the "Mind Over Murder" podcast.  Thanks.

    Come meet "Mind Over Murder" hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley at CrimeCon, now rescheduled for October 30-November 1, 2020 in Orlando,  FL! https://www.crimecon.com/cc20-orlando

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOver

    Follow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindoverpodcast/

    Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase/

    Follow us on InstaGram:: https://www.instagram.com/colonialparkwaymurders/

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    • 51 min
    Episode 28: DNA Expert Rock Harmon on the "CODIS Gap." Why are thousands of felons not in CODIS? (Part 1)

    Episode 28: DNA Expert Rock Harmon on the "CODIS Gap." Why are thousands of felons not in CODIS? (Part 1)

    Welcome  to "Mind Over Murder." In this episode, hosts Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley interview DNA expert Rock Harmon on the "CODIS Gap."  Why are thousands of felony inmates and parolees not in the CODIS system?  What can be done to correct this CODIS Gap?  This is part 1 in a new 2 part discussion with Rock Harmon, who worked on hundreds of cases including the OJ Simpson, Grim Sleeper and Golden State Killer, among others.

    You can now support "Mind Over Murder" with a contribution each month to help pay for equipment, research and other expenses to bring you the podcast. For as little as 99 cents per month, you support MOM.  Simply click on the "Support" button on our Anchor "Mind Over Murder" homepage. https://anchor.fm/william-thomas48

    Rock Harmon Bio:

    https://nij.ojp.gov/bio/rockne-harmon

    Articles from Rock Harmon:

    https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/DNA-confirms-ID-of-man-who-killed-area-real-estate-agent-in-1981-562531361.html

    https://www.forensicmag.com/news/2019/02/police-discover-oregon-cold-case-killer-was-executed-texas-1999.

    https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2018/05/fallen_through_the_cracks_overdue_dna_swabs_link_to_murders_sexual_assaults.html

    https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/ohio/why-ohios-dna-collection-law-is-missing-thousands-of-profiles/95-599773418

    https://www.9news.com/article/news/investigations/hammer-murder-suspect-extradited-to-colorado-ewing/73-b4a20235-7e50-4d21-9151-1e38f6ba1c41

    https://www.thehour.com/crime/article/Suspect-71-charged-in-Gypsy-Hill-12346153.php

    With your support, we launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning.    Please review our podcast, share it and tell your friends about the "Mind Over Murder" podcast.  Thanks.

    Come meet "Mind Over Murder" hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley at CrimeCon, now rescheduled for October 30-November 1, 2020 in Orlando,  FL! https://www.crimecon.com/cc20-orlando

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOver

    Follow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindoverpodcast/

    Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase/

    Follow us on InstaGram:: https://www.instagram.com/colonialparkwaymurders/

    Check out the entire Crawlspace Media network at http://crawlspace-media.com/

    All rights reserved.  Mind Over Murder, Copyright Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley, Another Dog Productions/Absolute Zero Productions


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    • 52 min
    Episode 27: Forensic Genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick on How DNA Solves Cases (Part 2)

    Episode 27: Forensic Genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick on How DNA Solves Cases (Part 2)

    Welcome  to "Mind Over Murder." In this episode, hosts Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley interview forensic genealogist Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick to discuss her work in this new field, followed by her key role in researching the Grim Sleeper Case. This is part 2  in a new discussion with Colleen Fitzpatrick on the Grim Sleeper Murders, as well as familial DNA search and forensic genealogy which is cracking so many cold cases.

    You can now support "Mind Over Murder" with a contribution each month to help pay for equipment, research and other expenses to bring you the podcast. For as little as 99 cents per month, you support MOM.  Simply click on the "Support" button on our Anchor "Mind Over Murder" homepage. https://anchor.fm/william-thomas48

    Colleen Fitzpatrick bio from her company Identifinders:  http://identifinders.com/about.html Book: Forensic Genealogy by Colleen Fitzpatrick and Andrew Yeiser:

    https://www.amazon.com/Forensic-Genealogy-Colleen-Ph-D-Fitzpatrick/dp/0976716070

    Cleveland Scene: Arrest Made in 1987 Cold Case Murder of Barbara Blatnik, Thanks to Genetic Genealogy:  https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/05/06/arrest-made-in-1987-cold-case-murder-of-barbara-blatnik-thanks-to-genetic-genealogy

    Physics Today Profile on Colleen Fitzpatrick: https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.4.20200409a/full/

    MTSU Sidelines: Forensic Genealogy to the Rescue:’ The Story of a Victim Identification 37 years in the Making:  http://mtsusidelines.com/2019/10/forensic-genealogy-to-the-rescue-the-story-of-a-victim-identification-37-years-in-the-making/

    With your support, we launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning.    Please review our podcast, share it and tell your friends about the "Mind Over Murder" podcast.  Thanks.

    Come meet "Mind Over Murder" hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley at CrimeCon, now rescheduled for October 30-November 1, 2020 in Orlando,  FL! https://www.crimecon.com/cc20-orlando

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOver

    Follow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindoverpodcast/

    Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase/

    Follow us on InstaGram:: https://www.instagram.com/colonialparkwaymurders/

    Check out the entire Crawlspace Media network at http://crawlspace-media.com/

    All rights reserved.  Mind Over Murder, Copyright Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley, Another Dog Productions/Absolute Zero Productions


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    • 39 min
    Episode 26: Forensic Genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick on How DNA Solves Cases (Part 1)

    Episode 26: Forensic Genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick on How DNA Solves Cases (Part 1)

    Welcome  to "Mind Over Murder." In this episode, hosts Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley interview forensic genealogist Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick to discuss her work in this new field, followed by her key role in researching the Grim Sleeper Case. This is part 1  in a new discussion with Colleen Fitzpatrick on the Grim Sleeper Murders, as well as familial DNA search and forensic genealogy which is cracking so many cold cases.

    You can now support "Mind Over Murder" with a contribution each month to help pay for equipment, research and other expenses to bring you the podcast. For as little as 99 cents per month, you support MOM.  Simply click on the "Support" button on our Anchor "Mind Over Murder" homepage.
    https://anchor.fm/william-thomas48

    Colleen Fitzpatrick bio from her company Identifinders:  http://identifinders.com/about.html

    Book: Forensic Genealogy by Colleen Fitzpatrick and Andrew Yeiser:  

    https://www.amazon.com/Forensic-Genealogy-Colleen-Ph-D-Fitzpatrick/dp/0976716070

    Cleveland Scene: Arrest Made in 1987 Cold Case Murder of Barbara Blatnik, Thanks to Genetic Genealogy:  https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/05/06/arrest-made-in-1987-cold-case-murder-of-barbara-blatnik-thanks-to-genetic-genealogy

    Physics Today Profile on Colleen Fitzpatrick: https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.4.20200409a/full/

    MTSU Sidelines: Forensic Genealogy to the Rescue:’ The Story of a Victim Identification 37 years in the Making:  http://mtsusidelines.com/2019/10/forensic-genealogy-to-the-rescue-the-story-of-a-victim-identification-37-years-in-the-making/

    With your support, we launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning.    Please review our podcast, share it and tell your friends about the "Mind Over Murder" podcast.  Thanks.

    Come meet "Mind Over Murder" hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley at CrimeCon, now rescheduled for October 30-November 1, 2020 in Orlando,  FL! https://www.crimecon.com/cc20-orlando

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOver

    Follow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindoverpodcast/

    Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase/

    Follow us on InstaGram:: https://www.instagram.com/colonialparkwaymurders/

    Check out the entire Crawlspace Media network at http://crawlspace-media.com/

    All rights reserved.  Mind Over Murder, Copyright Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley, Another Dog Productions/Absolute Zero Productions


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    • 56 min
    Episode 25: Author Christine Pelisek: Grim Sleeper Murders, Los Angeles

    Episode 25: Author Christine Pelisek: Grim Sleeper Murders, Los Angeles

    Welcome  to "Mind Over Murder." In this episode, hosts Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley interview Christine Pelisek, author of "The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central." The book covers the Grim Sleeper Murders in Los Angeles, in which at least 12, and possibly many more women, were murdered by a man named Lonnie Franklin, Jr.  This is part 3 of a series on the Grim Sleeper. Christine Pelisek is an award winning journalist who was a longtime reporter for L A Weekly before joining the staff of People Magazine.  

    You can now support "Mind Over Murder" with a contribution each month to help pay for equipment, research and other expenses to bring you the podcast. For as little as 99 cents per month, you support MOM.  Simply click on the "Support" button on our Anchor "Mind Over Murder" homepage.  https://anchor.fm/william-thomas48

    With your support, we launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning.  

    Please review our podcast, share it and tell your friends about the "Mind Over Murder" podcast.  Thanks.

    Sources:

    Book: Christine Pelisek  “The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central”  Counterpoint Press, Berkeley, CA 2017


    https://www.counterpointpress.com/dd-product/the-grim-sleeper/

    Pelisek, Christine:  "Grim Sleeper Returns: He's Murdering Angelenos, as Cops Hunt his DNA," LA Weekly, August 28, 2008

    https://www.laweekly.com/grim-sleeper-returns-hes-murdering-angelenos-as-cops-hunt-his-dna

    CNN Special Coverage:

    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2009/news/grim.sleeper/index.html

    Silverman, Hollie: CNN:: Convicted Serial Killer Known as Grim Sleeper Founds Dead in his Prison Cell:

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/us/grim-sleeper-dies-death-row/index.html  March 30, 2020

    Zuppello, Suzanne, Rolling Stone: “Grim Sleeper Serial Killer: Everything You Need to Know,”  August 2016

    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/grim-sleeper-serial-killer-everything-you-need-to-know-252246/

    Come meet "Mind Over Murder" hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley at CrimeCon, now rescheduled for October 30-November 1, 2020 in Orlando,  FL! https://www.crimecon.com/cc20-orlando

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOver

    Follow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindoverpodcast/

    Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase/

    Follow us on InstaGram:: https://www.instagram.com/colonialparkwaymurders/

    Check out the entire Crawlspace Media network at http://crawlspace-media.com/

    All rights reserved.  Mind Over Murder, Copyright Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley, Another Dog Productions/Absolute Zero Productions


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    • 59 min
    Episode 24: The Grim Sleeper Murders, Los Angeles (Part 2)

    Episode 24: The Grim Sleeper Murders, Los Angeles (Part 2)

    Welcome  to "Mind Over Murder." In this episode, hosts Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley begin exploring the Grim Sleeper Murders in Los Angeles, in which at least 12, and possibly many more women, were murdered by a man named Lonnie Franklin, Jr.  This is part 2 of a series on the Grim Sleeper.

    With your support, we launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning.  Please review us, share and tell your friends.  Thanks.

    You can now support "Mind Over Murder" with a contribution each month to help pay for equipment, research and other expenses to bring you the podcast. For as little as 99 cents per month, you support MOM.  Simply click on the "Support" button on our Anchor "Mind Over Murder" homepage.  

    https://anchor.fm/william-thomas48

    Sources:

    Pelisek, Christine:  "Grim Sleeper Returns: He's Murdering Angelenos, as Cops Hunt his DNA," LA Weekly, August 28, 2008

    https://www.laweekly.com/grim-sleeper-returns-hes-murdering-angelenos-as-cops-hunt-his-dna/

    Book: Christine Pelisek  “The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central”  Counterpoint Press, Berkeley, CA 2017

    https://www.counterpointpress.com/dd-product/the-grim-sleeper/

    CNN Special Coverage:

    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2009/news/grim.sleeper/index.html

    Silverman, Hollie: CNN:: Convicted Serial Killer Known as Grim Sleeper Founds Dead in his Prison Cell:

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/us/grim-sleeper-dies-death-row/index.html  March 30, 2020

    Zuppello, Suzanne, Rolling Stone: “Grim Sleeper Serial Killer: Everything You Need to Know,”  August 2016

    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/grim-sleeper-serial-killer-everything-you-need-to-know-252246/

    Come meet "Mind Over Murder" hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley at CrimeCon, now rescheduled for October 30-November 1, 2020 in Orlando,  FL! https://www.crimecon.com/cc20-orlando

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOver

    Follow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56

    Follow "Mind Over Murder" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindoverpodcast/

    Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase/

    Follow us on InstaGram:: https://www.instagram.com/colonialparkwaymurders/

    Check out the entire Crawlspace Media network at http://crawlspace-media.com/

    All rights reserved.  Mind Over Murder, Copyright Bill Thomas and  Kristin Dilley, Another Dog Productions/Absolute Zero Productions


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    • 52 min

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