Who is serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards
Pictured with his family in 1972, he wasn’t caught for his first murder until July 30th, 2009 when he was 76-years old. He had been killing for 66 years… UNDETECTED
The purpose of this site is to give family members of the 500+ victims of Edward Wayne Edwards some sort of peace. Justice can never be served on him…
In June of 2010, Edwards confessed to five murders- TO THE PRESS first -and then the courts:
Shooting Judith Straub and Billy Lavacco, a young couple parked on a lovers lane, August, 8th 1977 in a park in Norton, Ohio.
Kidnapping, torturing, tying up and stabbing Timothy Hack and Kelly Drew, a young couple parked in their car in 1980 in Wisconsin. Edwards 2009 Criminal Complaint
Edwards pled guilty in March, 2011 to 5 murders and demanded to be executed by lethal injection. He was scheduled to die August 31st, 2011 but died April 7th.
Before being identified as a serial killer in 2010, Edwards wrote and published his own autobiography in 1972. At the age of 39 he claimed in the book to be a former criminal but now, a successful writer and family man. He traveled the country for 4 decades after writing it, handing it out to police officers and the MEDIA everywhere, and killing in their own back yards…
From 1967 until 1977 Edwards was allowed by his Federal Parole Officer in Ohio to travel the country and appear on TV, Radio, churches, police academies, law schools claiming to be a former criminal… But he was killing the entire time.
He gave advice to woman in the book…
He acknowledged some of the people he conned in his book:
With the help of his new wife, Kay Edwards in 1968, and an EDITOR from the Akron Beacon Journal, Edwards published his book after his release from Leavenworth Prison for Bank Robbery.
Ed Edwards married Kay within 6 months of meeting her in 1968. He had married 2 previous women, Jeanette White in 1955 and Marlene Harmon in 1959.
Kay and Ed 1968 Jeanette White 1955 Marlene Harmon 1960
Edwards MO throughout life was to marry a women, impregnate her, and travel the country killing, robbing, burglarizing, using them as his alibi when confronted…He designed his killings to set innocent people up and succeeded for 66 years.
Edwards, trained in the Marines in 1950 at age 17, went AWOL after being told he could not go to Korea and kill Communists. Instead he traveled the country until 2009 killing Americans and targeting the PRESS, POLICE and COURTS for destruction.
Edwards, a diagnosed genius level psycho path at age 13 in 1947, used women for his selfish criminal needs his entire life. His psychiatric evaluations from 1947 confirms:
Edwards’ autobiography, Metamorphosis of a Criminal was a serial killers puzzle of murder against society. Placing every murder he committed between 1945 and 1968 in his book as a puzzle. Then, flaunting the book in our faces until his death April 7th, 2011.
If an investigator read Edwards’ book, and used his criminal records that dated back to 1942, the murders would be revealed…
And that’s what happened in Montana in 2010 when retired cold case detective John A Cameron confronted Ed Edwards while working for the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole Deer Lodge Prison
The book was the solution to identifying the real The Zodiac Killer, the killer who sent puzzles to the press in San Francisco starting in 1969.
Pictured next to the Zodiac composite, Edwards claimed in 1969 to have “metamorphosed” into a respectable citizen. It was all a lie…
He detailed attacking women in the book…
Edwards detailed his life in the book using real names of some of his victims. From 1955 until 1956, Edwards was married to Jeanette White and had 1 child.
Edwards escaped from an Ohio court room, April 7th, 1955. He kidnapped, raped, and forced 18 year old Jeanette White to travel the country while he killed. Portraying himself as a happily married family man with a pregnant wife. Killing in Chicago, California, Montana and Nebraska in an 8 month period.
Edwards got arrested in Montana March 7th, 1956 for robbery and ended up in Deer Lodge Prison. He was paroled to Portland, Oregon in 1959, where he married Marlene Harmon.
Edwards traveled all over the USA from 1959-1962 portraying himself as a happily married family man while killing people with his pregnant wife Marlene Harmon.
And in 1968, he married Kay Edwards, had 5 children and 11 grandchildren. He forced his family to move constantly and live in campgrounds while he killed. He was with Kay for 43 years, portraying himself as a happily married family man with a pregnant wife until his capture in 2009, killing hundreds all over the USA.
In March of 2009, Edwards’ daughter April Edwards, age 40, called police after recalling her father taking her and her brothers when they were very young to a field that was the scene of a double murder in Jefferson, Wisconsin. (August 1980) The family had been staying in a campground at the time. April was 11, David was 9 and John was 7.
April Edwards provided John A. Cameron a Timeline of her life from 1969-2010
Edwards MO throughout the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s was to hideout in campgrounds and kill in adjoining States.
Edwards confessed to 4 lover’s lanes murders in 2010.
Retired Cold Case Detective John A Cameron of Great Falls, Montana befriended Edward Wayne Edwards in 2010 after tying Edwards to a January 2nd, 1956 Lovers Lane murder in Great Falls, Montana that Edwards had gotten away with at age 22.
Edwards’ book placed himself in Great Falls at the time of the lover’s lane murder, robbing and threatening people and he was arrested in Montana 2 months later.
The book was a puzzle of murder. Edwards had started killing at age 11 in 1945 and never stopped until his capture in 2010. Targeting sensitive groups of people like Catholics, Mormons, Islam, Blacks…
Edwards described in his book being forced into homosexuality at a very young age. He then targeted the gay community the rest of his life.
He told everyone in 1972 on the cover of his book, “Now he is a writer.”
Edwards wrote his story of murder for decades, and published it all as a puzzle.Cameron challenged Edwards in 2010-11 in writing, and it worked…
Edwards’ book was a serial killers puzzle of murder against society. The book contained all of the “Murders of Recognition” he had been bragging about and committed between 1945 and 1968 (age 12 to 34), placed in his autobiography as a puzzle. He then repeated the same series of murder’s over and over again until his capture in 2010, tying it all to his book.
Approaching lover’s on lover’s lanes, kidnapping sleeping children from their homes, stabbing woman and drowning them in water. Blowing up and burning his victims to death. Cutting off hands, heads, fingers. Staging suicides, draining the blood. AND PLANTING FALSE DNA AT ALL HIS SCENES. Edwards was a ritualistic killer…Getting most all of his victims to come to him…
Portraying himself as a married family man with a pregnant wife, forcing his wives (3 over a 56 year period 1955-2011) to partake in parts of his crimes. Edwards had the credentials to prove he was-a Dr. of psychiatry, a preacher and a detective.
The book detailed the ruse: “We portrayed ourselves as Dr. Joyce and Jerry Love…”
Edwards used the ruse that he worked for CIA, and he had all the credentials to prove it.
Edwards portrayed himself as a preacher, and he warned everyone in his book not to trust them:
Edwards’ book, Metamorphosis of a Criminal, was the “Metamorphosis” of the worst serial killer ever, thrown in the face of society as a puzzle, a taunt, the ultimate serial killer game.
Keeping track of his counts, Edwards Traveled and killed for 6 decades, in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, claiming to be a soldier for Jesus Christ. Gaining access to his victims using his ruse of the most trusting careers-preacher-cop-doctor-and killing men, woman and children everywhere…every State and beyond, and standing in front of everyone…
EDWARDS HANDED HIS BOOKS OUT AT CHRISTIAN RETREATS, LIKE THE ONE ABOVE IN PENNSYLVANIA, JULY 30-31, 1977. THEN, EIGHT DAYS LATER, HE KIDNAPS AND KILLS BILLY LAVACCO AND JUDITH STRAUB IN OHIO. HE CONFESSED TO THIS CRIME IN 2010 TO GET HIS DEATH PENALTY.
Billy Lavacco and Judith Straub
Metamorphosis of a Criminal was the true story of the real Zodiac Killer. The killer never identified, who killed couples on lover’s lanes in San Francisco, 1968-70. Edwards wrote his 463 page puzzle against society, Metamorphosis of a Criminal, while he was killing everyone as The Zodiac Killer. The ultimate puzzle…
The Zodiac Killer was “Killing slaves for his afterlife,” and Edwards wrote about it in his book…
Since 1945, Edwards acted like the real Zodiac Killer, contacting the press and police to announce his deeds like he did in 2010…
Edwards thrived off the MEDIA and promoted his book on October 17th, 1972 on the national game show “To Tell The Truth”. What nobody knew was that the REAL Zodiac killer, not the myth, was standing in front of the nation…
The show talked about Edwards being a suspect in a double murder and his book placed himself at the scene on the day of discovery:
Edward Wayne Edwards, The Real Zodiac Killer, had been killing couples on Lover’s Lanes since 1956 In Great Falls, Montana, when he got caught for robbery and went to Deer Lodge Prison. The Zodiac Killer had mentioned to survivor Bryan Hartnell in 1969 that he had been in Deer Lodge Prison Montana.
Conceived in the back seat of a car and born Charles Edward Meyers in Cleveland, Ohio in 1933, Edwards had his name changed at age 5 after his mother was shot in front of him in 1938. A second mother died in 1939, and he was sent to Parmadale Catholic Orphanage in Cleveland, Ohio. Beaten by nuns and raped by the older boys and priests, Edwards escaped at age 11 and portrayed Satan the rest of his life, setting out to become the best killer ever. He succeeded…
Killing young boys and girls, teasing the press and police with his identity is something Edwards would do his entire life.
At age 22, just before being arrested in Montana for robbery in 1956, Edwards killed three 11-12 year old boys in Robinson Woods Park, Chicago on October 17th, 1955 and got away with it. He laid the boys out in the ‘Sign of the Cross” carved the “Big Dipper and the word “Great Bear” into the thigh of one, and placed them in public on display…The Zodiac Killer struck in 1955, 13 years before he struck in San Francisco…
38 years later On May 5th, 1993 at age 62, Edwards replicated his 1955 triple murder and killed three, 8year old boys in Robin Hood Hills Park, West Memphis, Arkansas, stamping the forehead with the Cross and Circle. Edwards had used a cane to inflict the wounds on the boys, just as the Nuns had done to him:
Feeding his need for recognition, Edwards gained access to Hollywood movie producers and conned his way into the HBO documentary, Paradise Lost, The Robin Hood Hills Murders. He got himself filmed in his own murder mystery holding the murder weapon. Edwards appears standing over the grave of his own victims while the parents wept…
In July of 1993 after killing the three 8 year old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas,Edwards contacted the FBI by phone and letter, supplying them everything needed to identify him. The letter was recovered by John A Cameron from April Edwards in 2010. Edwards was taunting the FBI as he had done his entire life.
In the letter, Edwards mentioned some of his closest allies-Charles Manson and Jimmy Hoffa. The letter was a taunt to the FBI from the real Zodiac Killer. Edwards did know some of the nations worst criminals and competed with them for his murder game. Nobody would outdo Edward Wayne Edwards…
Beginning at age 12 in 1945, Edward Wayne Edwards started creating ” Crimes of Recognition.” What he meant was “Crimes that shock the conscience.” Murders so horrific they would gain notoriety for decades, and the MEDIA and PUBLIC would eat it up.
Starting in 1996, Ed Edwards started Blogging on Google, challenging the bloggers to identify him….
(Edward Wayne Edwards speaking on Google 1997 below)
“I believe that beginning in the 1960’s or 1970’s, a new type of serial killer began to operate. I call him the Undetectable Serial Killer.This is a serial killer so brilliant, so organized, so in control of himself and his emotions, so determined to avoid capture, and so lacking in any desire for notoriety or publicity, that he or she is or was able to commit at least 50 individual killings, and perhaps as many as 500 killings.
(Edward Wayne Edwards January 8th, 1997, Google True Crime Blogs)
Starting his killings at age 12 in Chicago in 1946, Edwards lured and killed 6 year old Suzanne Degnan out of her home while her parents were asleep. He left a ransom note and a message written in lipstick. He brought her into a basement,beheaded her, cut her body in pieces and spread it around Chicago for recognition. He confessed in 2002 on a website known as, Blackdahliasolution.org, when he was asked? What drew the author to the case 2
He setup 17 year old William Heirens who served 66 years..He wrote about luring Suzanne Degnan in his book as a puzzle…
At age 13 in LosAngeles, Edwards kidnapped and killed 22 year old Elizabeth Short in 1947, and laid her out in a public park, cut in half with her breast removed and vagina excised. Edwards got himself pictured with the victim before killing her and wrote about it in his book.
Edwards confessed to the 1947 killing of Elizabeth Short by creating a website devoted to the “Solution” in 2002.
Ed Edwards 1947 William Hierens 1947 Ed Edwards on Bds.org
Edwards had altered the nose on the picture of himself on Blackdahliasolution.org to be similar to William Hierens nose.
At age 44 in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1987, Edwards replicated the killing of Elizabeth short 40 years earlier, by kidnapping and killing 37 year old Peggy Hettrick, laying her out in a public lot with her breast and vagina excised. He set-up an innocent 15 year old named Timothy Masters, killing the victim on the anniversary of Timothy Masters own mother’s death. Edwards is a ritualistic killer.
Edwards replicated the 1946 murder of Suzanne Degnan in Colorado, Christmas of 1996, 50 years later with the kidnapping, ransom note, and threatened beheading of JonBenet Ramsey in her basement. He setup John and Patsy Ramsey and got them indicted.
Edwards wrote about Denver, Colorado in his book and had killed a 17 year old pregnant women in 1955 named Verna in Colorado.
Edwards sent a Zodiac Killer letter in 1981 telling the world he was killing children…
The signature on the JonBenet ransom note, “Victory! S.B.T.C” meant Signed By The Cross, The Zodiac Cross and Circle.
The note stated: “The Two Gentlemen Watching Over Your Daughter”
Both are pictured on the cover of Edwards’ book, the killer on the top left and the Dr. with the Attache’ on the lower right.
Edwards used the word ‘Attache’ in the ransom note..
EDWARDS HAD POSED AS SANTA!
The below picture of Edward Wayne Edwards was released June of 1996 in Paradise Lost The Robinhood Hills Murders. 6 months after the release of the film, Edwards posed as Santa Clause and groomed his way into JonBenet Ramsey killing her in her own home, and setting up her parents like he did to the West Memphis Three in Paradise Lost.
Listen to the O’Reilly Factor and Geraldo Rivera convict John and Patsy Ramsey 2013.
Edwards had portrayed himself as Santa Clause to gain JonBenet’s trust. Watch Edwards in Paradise Lost, 1996 HBO.
Edwards, a ritualistic killer from 1945 at age 12, until 2009 at age 76, killed repeatedly, decade after decade on Birthday’s, Christmas, Easter, Solstice, Full Moons, New Years, July 4th, October 12 (Allister Crowley’s Birthday), Columbus Day, Halloween, April 1st, June 14th and August in every decade…He killed JonBenet posed as Santa Clause…Seeking his REVENGE when innocent people were destroyed.
Edwards’ MO was to kill and steer the evidence towards the innocent…Parent’s, husbands, boyfriends, wife cheaters, sinners, etc…Using the MEDIA to create hysteria, Edwards manipulated the justice system for decades to come.
If the PRESS and PUBLIC destroyed an innocent person for one of HIS murders, Edwards would return and kill again.
In Colorado, he did it since 1954, and he did it after John and Patsy Ramsey were indicted
1999, October 1. Boulder, Colorado. John and Patsy Ramsey are indicted by a Grand Jury (Grand Jury released Oct.1, 1999) for killing their 6 year old daughter, JonBenet. Edwards plans a revenge killing. He will target a christian family, and their 3 year old and 6 year old children.
October 2nd, 1999, Larimer County, Colorado. The day after the Ramseys were indicted Edwards kidnapped, beheaded and denied the remains of 3 year old Jaryd Atadero to his grieving family. He had hoped to kidnap his 6 year old sister…
Edwards had hoped to set-up Allyn Atadero, Jaryd’s father, for the same crime John and Patsy Ramsey were indicted for. “Recklessly” causing his son’s death. Allyn had allowed Jaryd to go hiking with his 6 year old sister with an unknown group of “Christian Singles.” The intended victim was the 6 year old sister…Edwards got the 3 year old brother after he got ahead of the group. The “Christian Singles Group” was part of Edwards’ ruse that gained him access.
Edwards would return to Colorado throughout his life and killed in Larimer County over and over.
From age 13 up until age 76 Edwards killed pregnant women, small children, couples on lovers lanes, kids sleeping in their own homes, entire families…and more. Many were carried out in luggage and he wrote about it in his book…
Age 13 Age 21 Age 60 Age 63 ( 1996 fake beard) Age 77
Edwards speaking on Google Blogs:
“People are mirrors, I reflect back at society the sum total of what society reflected at me from my birth up until age 13. Nobody respected me, and now I respect noone, on an emotional level.” (Ed Edwards March 5th, 1997, Google Blogs)
Edwards perfected killing by age 13 in 1946 and killed until his death, April 7th 2011…
Edwards, at age 63 posted “The Undetectable Serial Killer Theory” on Google. He posted it 13 days after he had kidnapped and killed JonBenet Ramsey.
01/08/1997, blogger jen1orbit (Edward Edwards=13 letters)
“I believe that beginning in the 1960’s or 1970’s, a new type of
serial killer began to operate. I call him the Undetectable Serial Killer.
This is a serial killer so brilliant, so organized, so in control of
himself and his emotions, so determined to avoid capture, and so lacking
in any desire for notoriety or publicity, that he or she is or was able to
commit at least 50 individual killings, and perhaps as many as 500
killings. And to do each one of them with such skill, with such a widely
varying modus operandi, that police and FBI have never been able to any
two of the 50-500 killings together. Much less any more than 2. Thus he or
she is truly an “undetectable” serial killer. Nobody knows that the 50-500
victims were killed by the same person. In fact, ALL 50-500 killings stand
alone as solo unsolved homicides.
Once any law enforcement authority is able to link 2 or more
killings to the same killer, the knowledge that the 2 crimes are the work
of a single killer destroys the killer’s standing as an “undetectable”
serial killer. And so someone like Seattle’s Green River Killer, while
great at avoiding capture and still garnering notoriety, is nowhere near
the genius level at which the Undetectable Serial Killer operates.” (Ed Edwards January 8, 1997 Google Blog The Undetectable Serial Killer Theory)
Edwards claimed 500 kills. He was free for 13 more years to kill…and he did. He stated above:
“Once any law enforcement authority is able to link 2 or more killings to the same killer, the knowledge that the 2 crimes are the work of a single killer destroys the killer’s standing as an “undetectable”serial killer.”
The 1996 JonBenet Ramsey Murder in Boulder, CO.
The 1955 Triple Murder of three teens, Chicago, IL.
The 1993 West Memphis, AK murder of three boys.
The 1947 Elizabeth Short Murder in LosAngeles, CA.
The 1987 Peggy Hettrick Murder in Fort Collins, CO.
The 1960 Lover’s Lane Murder Portland, OR.
WERE ALL COMMITTED BY EDWARD WAYNE EDWARDS
Out of the 18 murders listed above-11 innocent people were either indicted or arrested and convicted.
There are over 121 murders committed by Edward Wayne Edwards provided on this Timeline . He claimed 500 kills in 1996. He was free to kill until 2009…
Edwards set people up for HIS murders starting in 1945 and never stopping until caught in 2009
The West Memphis Three in 1993 Sam Sheppard in 1954 Burton Abbott Executed 1957
Michael Skakel, 1975 Fr Robinson, 1980 Stobert Holt, 2008 Edgar Patino, 2008