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Police Officer Michael Lee Edwards | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer

Michael Lee Edwards

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, May 11, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 15444

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/10/1974

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Case never solved

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Officer Michael Edwards was shot and killed execution style after being abducted by unknown assailants. He was last seen leaving the police academy on May 10, 1974. His handcuffed body was found the next day in an abandoned apartment building.

The case was never solved and remains open with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officer Edwards had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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To those who knew Mike,
I still remember having 'fun' at the Police Academy class of 9/69 with Mike. This unsolved murder has become an obsession with me. I have contacted RHD/LAPD twice now and after being frustrated more, I have contacted the VIDOCQ Society (cold case experts) in Philadelphia, Pa. twice now to see if they can help. I got a letter back from them saying they might work on it if LAPD gives them the OK. I called RHD/LAPD and told a detective this info and he said that it would be OK for the VIDOCQ Society to take a look at the case. That was February 20, 2013 and still no definitive answer. I will continue to grease the wheel that has stalled. A new set of 'eyes' on this case might help. It couldn't hurt. Godspeed to Mike's family.

Alan Lee Edwards/class of 9/69 LAPD

Alan Lee Edwards
Retired LAPD
May 18, 2013

 

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