Ed Edwards - how many did he kill?

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Ed Edwards - how many did he kill?

Post by Sick E. Von Brutal on November 14th 2016, 1:09 am

According to this guy he commited almost every well known murder in the U.S. since 1945.
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Re: Ed Edwards - how many did he kill?

Post by Sick E. Von Brutal on November 14th 2016, 1:12 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Edwards_(serial_killer)

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[clarification needed] 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' 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.

Edwards allegedly appears in footage from the Netflix series Making a Murderer, leading to speculation that he was behind the murder of Teresa Halbach and framed Steven Avery. Further speculation has suggested Edwards' involvements in the separate murders of JonBenét Ramsey, Chandra Levy, Laci Peterson, and Adam Walsh.

Edwards died of natural causes at the Corrections Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio on April 7, 2011.

In 2014, Golden Door Press published It's Me, Edward Wayne Edwards, the Serial Killer You Never Heard Of, by former police detective and cold-case expert John A. Cameron. The book details the murders Edwards was convicted of and provides analysis and argument of other murders for which Edwards was never caught.

On November 10, 2016 Deadline announced that Spike TV had ordered a six-part documentary series called It Was Him, following Edwards' grandson Wayne Wolfe and John A. Cameron as they investigate Edwards' potential connections to multiple unsolved murders.
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Re: Ed Edwards - how many did he kill?

Post by Rocketman on November 14th 2016, 1:52 pm

No there is no way he did all of the things that Cameron accused him of. He can't even provide proof that Edwards was in most of these places at the time the crimes happened.
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Re: Ed Edwards - how many did he kill?

Post by ophion1031 on November 16th 2016, 9:47 pm

"Edwards wanted to be famous" ok, BUT..... wouldn't he have confessed to all these murders before he died? If he was Zodiac, I think he would have said something. This Cameron guy makes a good case for Edwards in SOME crimes, but in others he has zero evidence, yet he still states it as fact that Edwards committed the crimes. Cameron can't place Edwards in the right places at the right times for all of these crimes. I fucking HATE when people state their opinion as fact, and he does this more than anyone I have ever seen who has accused someone of something. Edwards was NOT the Zodiac. He did NOT kill the Black Dahlia. See, I can state my opinion as fact too, but I think my opinions have a much higher chance of being correct.
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Post by ophion1031 on November 16th 2016, 9:49 pm

I'm tempted to point out every single flaw that Cameron has made in his accusations, but I won't I do respect the work he has put in and he has found a ton of great information on Edwards, but he still shouldn't make some of these claims without any solid proof.
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