Cassandra Lee Hailey
Missing since: 04/09/88
Missing from: Grafton, York County, Virginia.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 05/16/69
Age at disappearance: 18
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown curly hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: Hailey’s left ear is pierced three times; her right ear is pierced twice.
Clothing: Hailey was last seen wearing stone washed jeans; and a white blouse worn over a rust-colored jersey turtleneck with long sleeves. She was also wearing a 1987 Tabb High School class ring.
AKA: Sandra; Sandy; Missy; Cassie
Circumstances of Disappearance
Hailey was last seen leaving her home in Grafton, Virginia on April 9, 1988 on her first date with Richard Call. (also missing)
They planned to spend the day together and traveled in Call’s vehicle. Neither of them has been seen again.
Call’s 1982 red Toyota Celica was found abandoned on the Colonial Parkway, just west of the Naval Weapons Station, in Yorktown, Virginia the following day (April 10, 1988), with the driver’s door open and car keys and clothes lying on the seat.
There was no trace of him or Hailey. Foul play is suspected in this case.
Between 1986 and 1989, the bodies of three couples were found dead in areas off Colonial Parkway, a 23-mile highway that runs through Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. Authorities suspect they were murdered by a serial-killer.
If you have any information concerning Hailey’s whereabouts, please contact:
Virginia State Police
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
Norfolk, Virginia Office
04/12/02: –No link found to Parkway killings
Shenandoah suspect discounted by FBI
The FBI has ruled out Darrell David Rice as a suspect in the unsolved and infamous Parkway Murders.
Rice, 34, was indicted this week on murder charges in the deaths of two woman in the Shenandoah National Park in 1996. Those killings resembled the Parkway killings closely enough that the FBI vowed in 1996 to explore any connection.
But even if Rice is guilty of the Shenandoah killings, investigators do not believe he is responsible for the so-called Parkway Murders — a series of four incidents in the late 1980s that left six people dead and two missing. “At this point the investigation does not indicate that Darrell Rice was involved in the Parkway Murders, but the FBI will continue to examine all possibilities,” said Phil Mann, a spokesman for the Norfolk FBI office.
Mann would not discuss whether agents have questioned Rice in connection with the Parkway killings or how Rice had been ruled out as a suspect. He noted that all four Parkway killings are still open and divulging the information could jeopardize the cases.
In the first Parkway killing, Rebecca A. Dowski and Cathleen M. Thomas were found strangled with their throats cut in October 1986. Three other similar incidents followed, leading investigators to believe they were all the work of a serial killer.
* The September 1987 killings of David Knobling and Robin Edwards. Both were found shot in the head at Ragged Island Wildlife Refuge in Isle of Wight County.
* The April 1988 disappearance of Cassandra Hailey and Keith Call. Their car was found at a parkway stop west of Yorktown. They are still considered missing persons.
* The deaths of Daniel Lauer and Annamaria Phelps. They were found dead in September 1989, a few weeks after their car was discovered at a New Kent County rest stop. Their decomposed remains offered few clues to their deaths, except that Phelps apparently died from knife wounds.
The state police have jurisdiction on the Ragged Island and New Kent County cases, and the FBI is handling the other two.
A state police spokesman said Thursday that investigators there would allow the FBI to make a determination about Rice because he is in a federal prison.
Retired FBI Agent Irvin Wells, the FBI’s lead investigator in the early years after the killings, said he has always been optimistic that the FBI would solve the cases.
“I was disappointed we didn’t solve them, but I know it was not for lack of effort,” Wells said. “We put an incredible number of man hours into those cases because we saw the killings as a threat to the community.
“We thought either the killer had died or went to prison.”
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.
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