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Post by Rocketman on February 27th 2016, 11:45 pm

Probably should have a thread on this guy. He confessed to 5 murders, 2 were double murders and the other was his adopted son I believe. I think this guy commited far more than 5 murders, probably 30 or more.

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Edward Wayne Edwards (June 14, 1933 – April 7, 2011) was a convicted American serial killer. Edwards escaped from jail in Akron, Ohio in 1955 by pushing past a guard and fled across the country, holding up gas stations for money. In 1961, he landed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. He eventually was captured and arrested in Atlanta, Georgia on January 20, 1962. Paroled in 1967, between 1977 and 1996 he murdered at least 5 people and is suspected in many other killings as well.

Edwards was born in Akron, Ohio; he grew up primarily as an orphan after witnessing the suicide of his mother. In his autobiography, Edwards claimed that he was abused, both physically and emotionally in an orphanage, which contributed to his criminal behavior. He was allowed to get out of juvenile detention to join the U.S. Marines, went AWOL, and was subsequently dishonorably discharged. Then he returned to his criminal lifestyle. He traveled frequently during his 20s and 30s doing odd jobs, such as working as a ship docker, vacuum retailer and handyman. He lived most of his life, when not incarcerated, in Louisville, Kentucky.

In 1955 Edwards escaped from a jail in Akron and drifted around the country, robbing gas stations when he needed money. He wrote that he never disguised his appearance during crimes because he wanted to be famous. His name was placed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list in 1961. He was eventually imprisoned in Leavenworth, from which he was paroled in 1967. He claimed that as the result of the influence of a benevolent guard at Leavenworth, he reformed and married, and became a motivational speaker on the subject of his reform.

Edwards appeared on two television shows, "To Tell the Truth" (1972) and "What's My Line?" He wrote an autobiography titled The Metamorphosis of a Criminal: The True Life Story of Ed Edwards in 1972; but by 1982 he had returned to crime, and was imprisoned in Pennsylvania for two years for arson.

Edwards is known to have murdered five people, two in Ohio in 1977, two in Wisconsin in 1980, and one in Ohio in 1996.

The first murders for which Edwards was convicted, of Billy Lavaco and Judy Straub, a double murder, took place in Ohio in 1977. He received life sentences for these crimes in 2010.

The second pair of murders were of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew, another double homicide, in Wisconsin, in 1980. These were referred to as the "Sweetheart Murders". Edwards had been questioned at the time, but there was no basis to hold him. Almost 29 years later his connection to the crime was established by means of DNA testing. Apparently, Edwards's own child tipped off police about his possible involvement.

Lastly Edwards confessed to the 1996 murder of Danny Boy Edwards in Ohio. The victim was referred to as an adopted child who had lived with Edwards and his wife for several years. Danny's original name was Danny Law Gloeckner. Edwards murdered Danny Boy in a scheme to collect insurance money. He was sentenced to death for this crime in March 2011, but died in prison of natural causes a month later.

According to Phil Stanford in his book The Peyton-Allan Files, Edwards may have been responsible for the murders of Beverly Allan and Larry Peyton in Portland, Oregon in 1960. Two men were arrested and imprisoned for these murders, but released from prison early. Authorities maintain that the correct persons were prosecuted.

Some investigators have noted that Edwards lived in northern California during each of the Zodiac Killer's murders in the late 1960s and would have, at the time, closely matched the Zodiac's description, although others dispute that claim.

Ex-FBI cold-case expert John Cameron asserts that the 2005 murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach has all the earmarks of Edwards.


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Re: Ed Edwards

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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by Rocketman on February 28th 2016, 12:01 am

June 14, 1933: Born in Akron, Ohio.

December 1935: Mother committed suicide.

1940: Sent to orphanage in Parma, Ohio.

1948: Sent to reform school in Pennsylvania.

1950: Returned to Akron, started committing burglaries; left juvenile detention to join the Marines; went AWOL from Camp LeJeune, N.C.; arrested in Jacksonville, Fla.; dishonorably discharged from the Marines.

April 1952: Sentenced to a federal reformatory in Chillicothe, Ohio, for two years for impersonating a Marine and interstate transportation of a stolen car.

April 1955: Broke out of Akron jail while being held on burglary charges.

1956: Caught in Montana after a series of armed robberies, sentenced to penitentiary in Deer Lodge.

July 1959: Released in Montana, taken to Portland to stand trial for two armed robberies in 1956, sentenced to five years of probation.

1960: Broke out of jail in Portland, where he'd been arrested for turning in a false fire alarm. Questioned in connection with a double murder of a young couple. Traced to Colorado, where he cashed some checks on a Portland Bowling Club of which he was a member.

Nov. 10, 1961: Added to FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list. A federal warrant charged him with unlawful interstate flight to avoid confinement after a robbery conviction.

Jan. 20, 1962: Captured in Atlanta with wife, Marlene.

May 18 1962: Sentenced to 16 years in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary.

1967: Transferred to Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania; paroled from federal prison.

1971-1973: Touring as a speaker on prison reform, published book on his rehabilitation

September 1980: Left Wisconsin after being questioned about the Hack/Drew murders.

December 1982: Incarcerated in Pennsylvania prison for arson.

July 1986: Released from Pennsylvania prison.

July 30, 2009: Arrested in Louisville, Ky., for 1980 murders of Timothy Hack and Kelly Drew.

June 9, 2010: Pleaded guilty to Hack and drew murders and agreed to plead guilty to two 1977 Ohio murders.
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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by Rocketman on February 28th 2016, 1:10 am



I wonder if he ever had anything to do with Peek-a-boo Pennington, maybe worked for him, maybe hated him for some reason? This was from the early 50s, Edwards did time for impersonating a private investigator in Florida.
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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by Rocketman on February 28th 2016, 2:46 am

1971, March 7. Ohio, Xenia. Edwards gives two day seminar on his life.





Notice it says he ran away 37 times. Pretty specific number and also the number of victims Zodiac claimed to have killed.
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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by ophion1031 on February 28th 2016, 8:25 pm

I don't know enough about Edwards to say that he makes for a good Z suspect, but I do think he killed a lot more people than what he confessed to. But the guy who did all the research on Edwards, the retired detective (I forget his name), he kind of turns me off to Edwards as a Z suspect because of the way he presents his information. He states his opinions as fact, and I really don't like when people do that.

This guy claims Edwards committed all these murders and kidnappings, but shows no proof. And he shows no proof that Edwards was even in any of these areas during the crimes. The whole JonBenet Ramsey thing seems really far fetched, but not as much as Edwards killing Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahlia) when he was just 13 years old.
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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by mickeydchicken on March 12th 2017, 10:21 am

Ever think that a detective has to be vague in order to protect sources? The innocent? or himself from legal action?

I follow Edwards closely. He is my suspect for Z. Here's his name enciiphered all over the Jonbenet Ramsey note










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Post by mickeydchicken on March 12th 2017, 10:50 am

Edwards confirms in his own book, and you state above, he successfully impersonated a Dr of Psychiatry.  

He had paying customers.  

People were convinced that he knew enough about mind-bending -- to pay him for his services.  Impersonating a doctor would have given him access to all sorts of samples taken from patients if he so chose to continue to impersonate a doctor.

All of these suspects and victims are tied to mental health hospitals:

Richard Gaikowski
Rick Marshall - both mental health patients.  Both Projectionists

Larry Kane - Mental Hospital
Paul Stine - 30 days in a mental Hospital
Eric "Sam" Weill - called into the Jim Dunbar show created to trap the zodiac -- from a mental hospital

Donna Lass - worked at the same mental hospital as Larry Kane, who was essentially missing half his brain and could not possibly come up with the cryptograms.

Arthur Leigh Allen - Was both a worker, then later became a patient at Atascadero Mental Hospital.  He would go on to try to explain that a "worker" there provided him with both bomb diagrams as well as documents on how to create cipher texts and cryptograms.

I see a pattern here.  Do you?


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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by ophion1031 on March 12th 2017, 10:09 pm

I have to politely disagree about Kane. He was smart and was a slick SOB, even after his accident. He was pulling scams years after the accident and still had a sharp mind. I'm not saying he was Zodiac or that he came up with the ciphers, but I definitely don't rule him out because of the accident.

I get what you are saying about Edwards, but I don't get what all of these suspects having a tie to a mental hospital has to do with Edwards. Are you saying that all of these suspects were involved and that Edwards put them up to it? Sorry to be a painus in the anus, but I am a little confused.

Also, you forgot to mention Ross Sullivan. He, of course, spent time in mental facilities.

I do like your idea about Weill calling the Dunbar show to "trap" Zodiac. I have spent a lot of time researching Weill and trying to figure out what his angle was and why he would call the Dunbar show, assuming it actually was him that placed that phone call. Your idea is something I hadn't considered before.
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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 8:27 pm

Edwards has been setting people up his entire life.  All of the suspects listed have been setups.  Including Kane and Sullivan that you mention.  He's been killing for decades.  He's been setting up for decades.  All of the favorite "suspects" have been setups.  He's framed them all from working as a lab technician or a dr of psychiatry.

Damien Echols of the west memphis 3 was in a mental institution 3 months before the murder of the 3 boys. Edwards scopes his dupes and patsies out from their psych records.

No one is looking at what connects all their favourite "guys" .  None are capable of pulling off what Edwards details in his own book.  His book is a cipher in itself.  All the names are changed and he commits no murders in them because they are lies and ciphers.

His trail is unbelievable and goes on into the 90's and beyond.  All of his murders are ones you are familiar with because you've seen them in the news and were unaware that they are murders.  But most are connected by one thing.  Letters.

I've shown you the Jonbenet Ramsey letter above.  Only the zodiac was so enamored with leaving a cipher in a letter.  He enciphered his name all over the letter.  And it's not the only one.  I"ve found this pattern that I just showed you in at least one other letter.

The Jonbenet Ramsey ransom note is enciphered with the zodiac insignia and Edwards' name.


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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 8:36 pm

The zodiac had 5 canonical kills 2 couples and 1 lone male.  What do you think edwards' ulitmate count was for his official kill count?  It wasn't by accident.  The zodiac was giving you another clue.

Edwards is the only convicted killer on the entire list of suspects.  He's also the only suspect who was actually at Deer Lodge prison as the zodiac spoke to the victims at Lake Berryessa about.

Edwards' aunt worked at the pickup location of the Stine murder at Mason and Geary and she lived literally a few blocks from washington and cherry where he was murdered.

His aunt told him not to come to her house directly by car so that the neighbors don't see a jailbird coming to visit her.

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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by ophion1031 on March 13th 2017, 10:35 pm

Actually I have looked for any connection between suspects because I think Manalli wrote the letters but someone else did the killing. To tell you the truth, I never really liked Edwards as a Zodiac suspect for a few reasons, one being that nobody knows if he was in the bay area at the time. But one thing I did not know that you mentioned was that he had an aunt who worked near where Stine picked up his killer and that the same aunt lived near Washington & Cherry. That interests me! Would you be able to provide her name? I have did a lot of research on people who lived in that area, and would like to research this woman and see if there are any interesting connections to any of the other neighborhood people I have checked into.

For the record, nobody is certain that Zodiac said Deer Lodge or even Montana. It has been stated that he actually said that he escaped from a prison in Colorado but the police changed Hartnell's statement to say Montana for some reason. I still look for connections to Montana and specifically Deer Lodge because nobody is really sure what Hartnell said. I wish he would go on record and clear that up, if he even remembers.
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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by ophion1031 on March 13th 2017, 10:36 pm

You don't think it is a coincidence that the "ed" shows up like that in the JonBenet ransom letter? I'd say it probably is a coincidence, but it sure is odd to see it line up like that so many times.
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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 10:40 pm

It's not a coincidence.  There is math that takes over where your eyes see an odd coincidence.

All of the e's are in specific locations in the words.  Primary ordinal, secondary, tertiary.  From left to right and right to left. It's a specific pattern.

Look closer.


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Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 10:45 pm

It also occurs in this letter -- as a coincidence.  The final coincidence is that both letters have the word zodiac encrypted as anagram patterns in them.

The JBR note has a very simple acrostic -- going down with simple letter masking.  Tim Miller is more complex.  It's a circular acrostic.

But I found both.


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Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 10:56 pm

It's a parallellogram.  It's a math structure.  It's all over the JBR ransom note.



Primary ordinal top left - Primary ordinal top right
Secondary ordinal bottom left - Primary ordinal bottom right.


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Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 11:00 pm

All primary ordinals counting letters from right to left for the top structure.

Secondary from right - Secondary from right
Primary from right - Primary from left

And yet, still a parallellogram. A math structure.


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Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 11:06 pm

The pattern continues.  It's math.  Not coincidence.  An underlying code telling you there is structure beneath what looks like noise.

He literally built structures into the note.


Multiple parallellograms with vertices following rules of primary ordinality or secondary.  There's also whitespace rules that he begins to play with further in the note.


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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 11:10 pm

Triangles. Notice the "mistake" follows the rules of ordinality even in a crossed out word -- very zodiac like.



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Post by mickeydchicken on March 13th 2017, 11:18 pm

Secondary from left - Primary from right
Secondary from left - Primary from right
Parallellogram - Deceive We are


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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by ophion1031 on March 14th 2017, 12:56 am

mickeydchicken wrote:It also occurs in this letter -- as a coincidence.  The final coincidence is that both letters have the word zodiac encrypted as anagram patterns in them.

The JBR note has a very simple acrostic -- going down with simple letter masking.  Tim Miller is more complex.  It's a circular acrostic.

But I found both.

I understand your posts below this, but this one confuses my dumb ass! The 'A' as a sideways 'd' for example... I don't get that at all. Give me a math quiz with numbers and I will figure it out with ease, but things like this just go right over my head.

Can anyone else weigh in and give an opinion on this?
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Post by mickeydchicken on March 14th 2017, 5:49 am

Nope.  You're right.  I must apologize.  I've been doing this for so long with his letters.  It's shorthand for me but not fair to you as you haven't seen his patterns.

He turns his letters in his encipherments.  One of his common concealments is his "a's"  They are tell tale.  They are usually masquerading as "d's" with a long "stem".

Above I reference the "D" turning as that is an "A" turned sideways.

D = A rotated 90 degrees.  See it?

I have many letters.  So hopefully you will see them if I get a chance to post more.

But that is a fair statement. ;-)


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Post by mickeydchicken on March 14th 2017, 6:34 am

E rotates <--- 90 degrees to make W

W rotates <---90 degrees to make 3

3 rotates <---90 degrees to make M

MEW3MEW3MEW3MEW3 = all rotation
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d = a with a straightened out stem. Notice they are easily interchangeable

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Post by mickeydchicken on March 14th 2017, 6:41 am

A rotates ---> 90 degrees to make D

4 serves multiple code reuse strategies:
The left leg can be extended or shortened to make an "A". The reader can be tricked to not mentally process this very easily. Thereby concealing the cipher.

Here's an example:


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Re: Ed Edwards

Post by mickeydchicken on March 14th 2017, 8:36 am

The zodiac cattle brand:



It's actually a representation of a masonic symbol from the son's of the serpents, knights of the brazen serpent.



The serpents head pokes out.  In the zodiac cattle brand, you'll notice the F is not symmetrical.  It pokes out.  You'll also notice it's on the other side.  Reversed.  For the longest time I couldn't figure out why.  I knew it was the symbol but why reversed?

Also notice that the dots simply connect to form the outline of the top of the earth.

As for why it's reversed, a colleague just corroborated why.  

The way the symbol is made, it's very angular.  It's reversed because it's to be used as a key for the 340.  Only its to be reversed.  Once it's reversed, it serves as an overlay to the 340 and helps to locate the ciphers "By gun" " By Knife" "By rope" "By fire"  It also corroborates Cameron's friend Neil Bests decipher of the 340 and identifies Edwards.

But for me, it confirmed that the brand was in fact reversed.


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