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New Details About Ohio Cold Case>

Ed Edwards is charged with killing two teenagers in Jefferson County 30 years ago. Now police want to talk to him about the murder of his foster son in Ohio.
/ Source: WTMJ-TV and JSOnline.com

Ed Edwards is charged with killing two teenagers in Jefferson County 30 years ago. Now police want to talk to him about the murder of his foster son in Ohio.

JEFFERSON - Ed Edwards is charged with killing two teenagers in Jefferson County 30 years ago. Now police want to talk to him about the murder of his foster son in Ohio.

Back in 1997, a hunter found the body of Danny Edwards in a shallow grave outside Cleveland. But that cold case warmed back up when the man who took in the troubled teen was charged with murder in Wisconsin.

That hunter found Danny Edwards buried in a shallow grave behind a cemetery in Troy Township, Ohio, outside Cleveland.

Geauga County Sheriff George Simmons says, "There's some cloth near the grave site. We believe that it was clothed and that's all we know. We have not exhumed the body."

The body of Danny Edward was found less than a mile from the home he shared with Edward Edwards and his wife. The sheriff's office considered the elder Edwards a person of interest then and now.

Deputy Sheriff Brian Johnson adds, "Obviously, with what's being alleged in Wisconsin, we are definitely interested in talking to Edwards again."

Edwards is accused of killing teenage sweethearts Kelly Drew and Tim Hack, who, in 1980, disappeared from a wedding reception at a Jefferson County hall. Edwards lived nearby.

Ohio investigators now hope Edward's arrest could help crack their case.

"I've always wanted to bring closure to this case before I retire, and that's possibly in the near future, and hopefully this will steer us in the right direction," says Johnson.

Meantime, Kelly Drew's brother says he wouldn't be surprised if Edwards is eventually connected to even more cold cases.

"He's here and I think the whole world seems to know that now, a lot of cases can be looked at again and go, 'Does this guy really relate to this case?'" asks Mike Drew.

Ed Edwards is scheduled to be back in a Jefferson County courtroom for a preliminary hearing next week.

While there's no date set yet, Ohio investigators say they'll head out to talk to Edwards about their case as soon as possible.