Serial killers haunt history to this very day, and the terrifying fact of the matter is, there are serial killers who almost got away with it. In fact, in the mid-twentieth century, one killer by the name of Edward Edwards went on a massive killing spree, and only got caught (despite appearing on a bunch of game shows) because of his own daughter. Edwards was a well-versed killer who traveled to all different parts of the United States, allegedly killing as many as 100 people along the way.
Edwards falls into the rare category of killers who were turned in by their own families. He read about a serial killer becoming famous in the newspaper, so he decided to become a copycat. Throughout his murderous career, he kidnapped and killed a multitude of children, (including his own foster son) all the while claiming he was a good guy. This same outlet even reports that Edwards may have been an active killer from 1945 until (at least) 1996. That's over 50 years of killing under his belt.
Loads of unsolved cases littered his background, too, which in turn helped flesh out the list of creepy, unbelievable facts about this mysterious criminal. Eventually, his adult daughter gave in to her suspicions and conducted an Internet search for cold cases where her dad had lived. This only led her to find out that her fathers crimes were greater than she'd ever imagined. Is it conceivable he was the famous, still on the loose, Zodiac Killer? Anything is possible.
His Daughter Turned Him In Once She Connected Him To A Cold Case
He Committed Two Double Homicides And Then Murdered His Foster Son
He Grew Up In An Orphanage After Seeing His Mom Commit Suicide
In 1961, Edwards Appeared On The FBI's 'Most Wanted' List
He Allegedly Reformed Himself In The '60s And Went On Speaking Tours
He Popped Up On Two 1970s TV Shows