If you arrived at this website you must be asking…
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
In June of 2010, he confessed to five murders TO THE PRESS first and then the courts:
1) Insuring, killing and beheading 22 year old Dannie Law Gloekner in Ohio in 1996.Edward Wayne Edwards June 17 2010 First Press Admission2) Shooting Judith Straub and Billy Lavacco, a young couple parked on a lovers lane in Ohio in 1977.Edwards Confesses to the Press on 1977 Lovers Lane Killing
3) 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 demanded to be executed, March 2011 by lethal injection, and was scheduled to be put to death August 31st, 2011 in Ohio 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
After publishing the book, he traveled the country for four more decades with a wife and 5 children, handing the book out to libraries, the media and law enforcement everywhere…Claiming to be a reformed criminal at the age of 39…
With the help of his new wife, Kay Edwards in 1968, Edwards published his book after his release from Leavenworth Prison for Bank Robbery. He had been arrested most of his adult life up until 1968 for, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, impersonating an officer and was suspected in 1960 of a lovers lane killing in Portland, Oregon
From 1968 until 2009, Edwards was married to Kay, had 5 children, 11 grandchildren and forced his family to move constantly while he killed.
In June of 2010 at the age of 77 Edwards got identified as a killer for the first time in his life. He had been killing for decades. His daughter April Edwards, age 40 called police in 2009 after recalling her father taking her and her brothers when they were very young to the scene of a double murder.April Edwards provided John A Cameron a rough Timeline of her life as she could recall it.
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.
The 4 year investigation proved that Edwards had started killing at age 11 in 1945 and never stopped until his capture in 2010. Edwards’ book was a serial killers puzzle of murder against society. The book contained all of the “Murders of Recognition” he committed between 1945 and 1968 (age 12 to 34) placed in his autobiography as a puzzle.
The book detailed the ruse he used his entire life. He portrayed 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. He 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’ 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, women and children everywhere…every State and beyond, and standing in front of everyone…
The book was a true account of Edward Wayne Edwards’ life of crime up until 1968 when he was 35 years old. Like the Zodiac killer said in 1969. “All that I have killed will become my slaves” Edwards detailed the same thoughts in HIS book:
Edwards was the real Zodiac Killer that killed couples on lover’s lanes in San Francisco, 1968-70, and he wrote about some of it in his book!
Edwards 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, and writing and talking about his exploits in books, albums, movies, papers, radio, etc…for decades!
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 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 in 1956, Edwards killed three 8 year old boys in Robinson Woods Park, Chicago on October 17th, 1955 and got away with it.
38 years later On May 5th, 1993 at age 62, Edwards replicated his 1955 triple murder and killed three 8 year 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. an 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.
Beginning at age 12 in 1946, 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. He would then publish books, albums, movies and websites bragging about his exploits while standing in front of everyone.The Zodiac Killer murdered for 66 years before caught…
At age 12, beginning in Chicago in 1946, Edwards kidnapped and killed 6 year old Suzanne Degnan while her parents were asleep. He left a ransom note and a message written in lipstick…
Edwards replicated the 1946 murder of Suzanne Degnan in Colorado, Christmas of 1996, 50 years later with the kidnapping, ransom note and killing of JonBenet Ramsey.
In a 50 year period from 1946 at age 12, until 1996 at age 63, Edward Wayne Edwards killed 500 people. He was free to kill 13 more years before he was caught in 2009 at the age of 76…
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)
13 days after killing JonBenet Ramsey in 1996, Edward Edwards (13letters) went online and announced his Zodiac count on Google blogs under the heading: “The Undetectable Serial Killer Theory”
01/08/1997, blogger jen1orbit (Ed Edwards)
“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 in 50 years, 13 days after killing JonBenet Ramsey in 1996. 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.”