08-12-2008, 09:51 PM #1
CA - Edward Andrews, 80, Hemet, 31 May 2008
12 Aug 08
There’s been another development in the case of a missing Hemet man.
Thomas Brooks of San Diego has been arrested and taken to the Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Brooks, 39, is held on suspicion of murder.
Edward Andrews has not been seen since leaving his home May 31st. Since then, a man whose photo was captured at ATM machines in three counties, has taken more than $92,000 from Edwards’ checking account.
Andrews’ vehicle is also missing.
Investigators have not discussed the evidence against Brooks or why he is a suspect.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-29-2010 at 02:15 PM.
11-28-2008, 10:36 PM #2
9 Sept 08
The victim’s body was removed from the location and an autopsy was conducted. The San Diego Medical Examiner declared the cause of death to be asphyxia. However, due to the condition of the body, the victim has not been positively identified as Edwards Andrews. However, investigators believe this is the body of Andrews. DNA analysis of the remains will be conducted.
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03-29-2010, 02:13 PM #3
Man Admits Encasing Body in Concrete
Thomas Jeffrey Brooks pleaded guilty to killing Edward Andrews
Source: Man Admits Encasing Body in Concrete | NBC San Diego
Ex-con admits killing pen pal, encasing him in cement
Posted: Mar 18, 2010 4:05 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 18, 2010 7:41 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to killing his pen pal, encasing the body in cement and living off the victim's savings and credit cards.
Thomas Jeffrey Brooks faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty Thursday in San Diego to first-degree murder.
Brooks killed 80-year-old Edward Andrews in May 2008 after befriending him. Brooks and an accomplice then encased Andrews' body in a concrete orb that was the centerpiece of a rock garden in Brooks' landlord's backyard in San Diego.
03-29-2010, 02:15 PM #4
The testimony came on the first day of a preliminary hearing for Thomas Jeffrey Brooks, 41, a parolee accused of killing Andrews and encasing his body in concrete outside a North Park home. Authorities have said Andrews died of asphyxiation.
Rest in Peace Edward.
03-01-2016, 02:09 AM #5
From June 2010:
A parolee who killed an 80-year-old Riverside County man and encased the body in a concrete orb outside a North Park home was sentenced Tuesday to 75 years to life in prison.
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