FBI meets with family of Colonial Parkway serial murder victim

Posted at 5:49 PM, Oct 07, 2009
and last updated 2012-03-01 11:45:25-05

For the first time in years, the family of one of the victims in the Colonial Parkway serial murders is meeting with the FBI.

It's a direct result of NewsChannel 3's recent investigation of the FBI's handling of the case.

Our story last month initially focused on how someone leaked crucial crime-scene photos from these unsolved killings. And during our interview with the FBI, the agent in charge said he'd ordered a top-down review of this case.

Families of the victims say that's what they've been waiting to hear. Today the family of Keith Call was invited to Peninsula FBI Headquarters in Newport News to meet with agents.

Keith Call and Cassandra Hailey were on a first date when the killer took them more than 20 years ago. And as years passed, the Call family felt forgotten by the FBI.

"We have not talked to them in years and years and years. So I don't know what to expect. I just hope they are going to do what they said they're going to do as far as reexamining the case and doing a top to bottom review," says Keith's sister Joyce.

That promise came as the FBI answered NewsChannell 3's questions about a leak. Someone has let out into the public graphic crime-scene photographs from the murders.

In answering our questions, the FBI promised to breathe new life into this old case.

"We are going to be reaching out to her, and we will do a better job of making contact periodically in the future," said Special Agent Bryan Hanlon.

"They said they're going to give this case a top to bottom review, so we're here to hear what they have to say and try to hold them to that, so hopefully we can have some resolution here," says Keith's brother Doug.

After meeting with agents for almost 90 minutes the Call family says they're re-energized because they think this case is going forward.

"It is a cold case, but they did say they were committed to do everything and there's a lot of new technology and they were going to do everything that they could in their power," says Joyce.