YORK COUNTY, Va - Twenty-two years ago Friday night, two families would see two oftheir children for the last time. Twenty-two years ago Saturday,they would disappear without a trace.
On April 10, 1988, Cassandra Hailey and Keith Call disappearedfrom the Colonial Parkway while on their first date. Thedecades-old mystery continues tonight.
Twenty-two years have passed, but it was like yesterday, "As Icome around the corner, coming down the parkway, I see my brother'scar. My stomach turns into knots, and I had a felling of doom,"said Joyce Call.
In remembrance of the 22 years, there will be a fundraiserSunday at Pops Drive-In. "We are doing this for awareness. We aretrying to raise funds for any additional rewards, investigativefees, and legal fees," Call says.
Keith Call was on his first date with Cassandra Hailey. Theydisappeared together, Keith's red car left behind, and theirfamilies left behind. "Every anniversary is a bitter sweetcelebration," said Joanne Hailey.
The anniversary she speaks about is her wedding anniversary.Today is Joanne Hailey's 50th wedding anniversary.
Twenty-two years ago on her wedding anniversary would be thelast time Joanne would see Cassandra. Cassandra is 22 years gone,but never far away.
"Everything we do we remember her. Something pops in your headand you remember Sandy. We say 'Sandy did this and Sandy did that.'She's always there," says Joanne.
Joanne Hailey is torn by the unknown--what happened 22 yearsago?
"I want God to tell me what happened. I want him to give mepeace of mind in my head. That's what I want from God," Haileysaid.
When the Calls gather at Pops Sunday it will be another familygathering where Keith is missing. Ironically, this one becauseKeith is missing. "Everytime we have a family gathering we think ofhim. He's missed growing up with his family," Joyce said.
The FBI tells WAVY.com it continues investigating the ColonialParkway Murders. The DNA Analysis Unit has all the evidence to beretested using updated DNA tests. The unit will begin processingthe evidence within weeks.
So far the disappearance of Cassandra Hailey and Keith Callremains unsolved. Also unsolved the murders of Rebecca Ann Dowskiand Cathleen Thomas, who were found killed on the Parkway onOctober 12, 1986.
September, 1987 David Knobling and Robin Edwards were found deadfrom gunshot on the shore of the James River. In October 1989 thebodies of Anna-Maria Phelps and Daniel Lauer were found dead alonga New Kent County logging road.
The Colonial Parkway Murder Victims Benefit and Fundraiseris Sunday at Pop's Drive-In on Highway 17 in Grafton in York Countyfrom 12 to 5 p.m., and the Cross Roads Band will perform.
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Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
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