08-01-2009, 08:58 AM #1Registered User
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WI - Tim Hack & Kelly Drew, both 19, Jefferson County, 9 August 1980
DNA links Ky. man to couple whose headstone reads ‘Kidnapped and Slain’
updated 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
JEFFERSON, Wis. - Engraved beneath intertwined hearts that form a headstone at the grave site of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew are words that have haunted their small southeastern Wisconsin community for nearly three decades: "Kidnapped and Slain."
On Thursday, Wisconsin investigators armed with a DNA match arrested a 76-year-old in Louisville, Ky., who had been a handyman at the reception site. Prosecutors have charged Edward W. Edwards with two counts of first-degree murder. He faces life in prison if convicted.
District Attorney Susan V. Happ declined to comment on what led investigators back to Edwards, saying only that new evidence had emerged since he was first questioned in 1980.
ETA: Jefferson is a small town only about 10 minutes from me.... but I had no idea this cold case was even out there! Amazing.... But, finally these poor families will get JUSTICE!
08-01-2009, 10:30 AM #2Registered User
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Wow! Thanks for posting this story. Glad this sick SOB was finally caught.
06-12-2010, 09:05 AM #3Registered User
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WI - Tim Hack and Kelly Drew, murdered in Jefferson County, 1980
05-18-2015, 09:58 AM #4
From August 2011:
The man who confessed to killing his foster son and two young couples over the course of 21 years died late Thursday night in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's Medical Center in Columbus of natural causes. Edwards, 77, was to have been executed by lethal injection Aug. 31...
Last year, Edwards was sentenced in Summit County court to life in prison for the 1977 murders of Billy Lavaco, 21, of Doylestown, and Judy Straub, 18, of Sterling. Their bodies were found Aug. 8, 1977, in Silver Creek Park in Norton...
Edwards also admitted to the 1980 slayings of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew, both 19, in Wisconsin. For those two murders he was sentenced to life in prison as well.
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