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Laurie Winans and Julianne Williams

Real Names: Julianne Marie Williams and Laura S. Winans
Nicknames: "Lollie" (Laura)
Location: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Date: May 24, 1996

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Details: In May of 1996, 24-year-old Julianne Williams and her girlfriend and partner 26-year-old Laura Winans went on a camping trip along the Appalachian Trail at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. They were last seen on May 24, and a few days later their bodies were found with hands bound, mouths gagged, and throats slit. Although there are suspects, the murders remain unsolved.
Suspects: Darrell Rice was a suspect in the murders and eventually charged, but the charges were dropped in 2004 due to lack of evidence. Richard Evonitz is considered a suspect in the murders, but he committed suicide in 2002 as police were about to arrest him in three other murders.
The FBI is also investigating the case in connection with the 1986 murder of a lesbian couple that took place in eastern Virginia, in which the victims were similarly bound and slashed, a double murder that the FBI considers to be the first of a possible series of murders in that state, the others involving heterosexual couples.
Extra Notes: The case has appeared on the show Haunting Evidence. It is believed that their murders are connected to the death of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
Results: Unsolved
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