SEARCH FOR A COP KILLER
KABC reporter Eileen Frere recently followed up on the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer forty years ago…
Tobie Edwards clutches yellowed letters from strangers who knew her father more than 40 years ago -- as yet another anniversary of his murder approaches.
Mike Lee Edwards, an LAPD officer with 77th Street Division, was murdered May 10, 1974. His body was found the next morning in an abandoned building at 122 1/2 West 89th Street in South Los Angeles by two teenagers.
The 25-year-old officer had been handcuffed, his shirt covered his head. He was shot several times execution-style.
According to police reports, Edwards had been dead several hours before he was discovered. His gun, a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson Airweight, was missing as well as some money.
Tobie Edwards, just 6 years old, was playing in the backyard when her family got the news. Her brother, just 1-year-old, was too young to remember.
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