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Take A Deep Dive Into The Murders Of 2 Women In Shenandoah In Oxygen Book Club's June 2022 Pick

In "Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders," Kathryn Miles presents a fascinating theory about a serial killer.

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‘There’s Also A Really Poignant Love Story Here:’ Author Kathryn Miles Discusses ‘Victim Centric’ Focus In Book On Shenandoah Murders
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‘There’s Also A Really Poignant Love Story Here:’ Author Kathryn Miles Discusses ‘Victim Centric’ Focus In Book On Shenandoah Murders

After about one year of dating, Lollie Winans and Julie Williams were murdered at their stealth campsite while backpacking through Shenandoah National Park in May 1996. Miles discusses looking into the case, respecting the victim’s privacy, what Lollie and Julie were like, and the discrimination they faced as a couple even after their murders.

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In May 1996, two women entered Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. They never left.

Lollie Winans and Julie Williams, a young couple who loved the outdoors and had plenty of experience with it, had come for a backcountry camping trip that should have lasted about a week. Instead, park rangers found a shocking scene: The two had been assaulted and murdered in their tent. Who could have attacked these two women, and why?
 
While the murders have never officially been solved, journalist and outdoors expert Kathryn Miles presents a detailed look at the case — and a disturbing theory — in her new book "Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders." By closely examining the evidence, she wrote that several details of the case don't quite add up and conflict with each other, leading her to reject the person usually suspected in the crime and instead believe a serial killer may have been the culprit behind these disturbing murders. A thoughtful and detailed dive into the case, it's Oxygen Book Club's June 2022 pick. 

"Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders" is a fascinating, well-researched true crime book you'll be thinking about for days after you finish, whether you walk away believing their murders were the work of a serial killer or not.

Read along with Oxygen Book Club, and keep an eye out for our video interviews with the authors, as well as guided discussion questions. Happy reading!

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