Serial Killers - Netflix

Serial Killers - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-01-01

Serial Killers - Edward Edwards (serial killer) - Netflix

Edward Wayne Edwards (born Charles Murray, June 14, 1933 – April 7, 2011) was a convicted American serial killer. Edwards escaped from jail in Akron, Ohio in 1955 when he pushed 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. He was paroled in 1967 and between 1977 and 1996 he murdered at least five people. He is suspected of several additional killings. Several theories have connected Edwards to a variety of crimes including that he is the Zodiac Killer or that he was the Golden State Killer.

Serial Killers - Other possible murders - Netflix

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 never wore glasses and was thicker set than the description to the police. In March 2017, Detective Chad Garcia of the Jefferson County (Wisconsin) Sheriff's Office who was in charge of the “Sweetheart Murders” case described how the murders of Hack and Drew were solved following a tip off from Edwards' daughter. Garcia said he was “pretty confident” there are at least five to seven more murders Edwards committed and “who knows beyond that.” He gave a list of 15 confirmed and suspected victims, adding that he was less sure Edwards was involved in the Zodiac killings.

Serial Killers - References - Netflix