A Family Man’s Dark Side Before His Daughter Helped Unmask Him as a Serial Killer

Eventually, April Balascio would discover that her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, was a serial killer — and then she’d help bring him to justice.

But even before that terrible revelation, she and her siblings had discussed the fact that their dad had a dark side — which he sometimes took out on the family.

The case’s twists and turns (and Balascio’s central role) will be the focus of Monday night’s People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery, exclusively previewed above.

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According to the clip, Balascio and her four siblings were discussing the killing of their adopted brother, “Danny Boy” Edwards, at one family gathering when talk turned to their mom’s hospitalization in 1982.

As

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‘Truck Stop Killer’ Robert Ben Rhoades’ ex-wife recounts time with serial killer and rapist

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Robert Ben Rhoades, who is thought to have raped and killed more than 50 women

‘Truck Stop Killer’ Robert Ben Rhoades is thought to have tortured, raped and killed more than 50 women during a reign of terror lasting from 1975 to 1990.

But to ex-wife Debra Davis, when they first met he was pretty much her dream man.

On a new episode of Investigation Discovery series Evil Lives Here, Davis recalls their time together.

She tells in an exclusive interview how her husband used the name Dusty Rhoades when they first met.

Later, when he called her cold and immature because she didn’t want to experiment sexually, she started to think there was something wrong with her.

But little did she know that within Rhoades’ gentlemanly exterior was a person of pure evil.

Rhoades was later convicted of

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Daughter recalls serial-killer father in People magazine

The Jan. 22 issue of People magazine features the daughter of the man who murdered two Fort Atkinson teens in August 1980.

Titled “My Father Was a Serial Killer … and I Turned Him In,” the story by Gilliana Telling focuses on April (Edwards)

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New season of hit show Killing Fields could solve grisly murder featured in true crime book

Jan. 12, 2018 / PRZen / SEATTLE — Discovery Channel’s “Killing Fields” is a hit true-crime series that explores sprawling places across America hiding stories of gruesome murders. This season’s focus is on the murder of Carrie Singer, a 28-year-old who was found half naked and brutally bludgeoned to death in Isle of Wight, Virginia.

Residents of the tight-knit community where Carrie’s remains were discovered are still haunted by the unsolved murder. But investigator Randy Patrick’s efforts to capture Carrie’s killer reignites hope the case will finally be solved.

Carrie’s mother, Patty Lord, shared her daughter’s story in Grief Diaries: Project Cold Case, published in November 2016 by AlyBlue Media. The book is the 18th in the popular Grief Diaries series created by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, an award-winning author and grief educator who partnered with Ryan Backmann of the national nonprofit organization Project Cold Case, to

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The Unsolved: Investigation Discovery Orders True-Crime Cold …

The Vanishing Women TV show on Investigation Discovery: season 1 (canceled or renewed?)

Investigation Discovery is on the case. Deadline reports the network has ordered a new TV show called The Unsolved.

The six-part true crime series “follows former Rhode Island Police Sergeant Derrick Levasseur and Forensic Psychologist Kris Mohandie as they answer the pleas of desperate families to investigate murder cases that have exhausted all possible leads and have officially gone cold.”

The Unsolved is slated to premiere on Investigation Discovery in April.

What do you think? Are you a fan of true crime shows? Will you watch The Unsolved?

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/unsolved-investigation-discovery-orders-true-crime-cold-case-series/

The Unsolved: Investigation Discovery Orders True-Crime Cold Case Series

The Vanishing Women TV show on Investigation Discovery: season 1 (canceled or renewed?)

Investigation Discovery is on the case. Deadline reports the network has ordered a new TV show called The Unsolved.

The six-part true crime series “follows former Rhode Island Police Sergeant Derrick Levasseur and Forensic Psychologist Kris Mohandie as they answer the pleas of desperate families to investigate murder cases that have exhausted all possible leads and have officially gone cold.”

The Unsolved is slated to premiere on Investigation Discovery in April.

What do you think? Are you a fan of true crime shows? Will you watch The Unsolved?

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/unsolved-investigation-discovery-orders-true-crime-cold-case-series/

About The Daughter Who Discovered Her Dad Was a Serial Killer: ‘He Just Managed to Fool Everybody’

April Balascio was an adult with three children when she finally sat down to search for answers to a question that had eaten at her for years: Was her father — a charming and violent man, obsessed with crime — capable of something monstrous?

The truth, she eventually learned, was yes.

She connected the dots in part because of her own internet sleuthing, and her dad, Edward Wayne Edwards, was arrested in 2009 after a fateful phone call Balascio made to investigators with what she knew.

His eventual confession showed he had murdered at least five people, including his own son.

The case’s twists and turns will be the focus of Monday night’s People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery, and is featured on this week’s cover, on newsstands now.

On Friday, People Senior Editor Gillian Telling, who wrote the cover story, appeared on

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/serial-killer-edward-edwards-daughter-turned-him-in/

The Daughter Who Discovered Her Dad Was a Serial Killer: ‘He Just Managed to Fool Everybody’

April Balascio was an adult with three children when she finally sat down to search for answers to a question that had eaten at her for years: Was her father — a charming and violent man, obsessed with crime — capable of something monstrous?

The truth, she eventually learned, was yes.

She connected the dots in part because of her own internet sleuthing, and her dad, Edward Wayne Edwards, was arrested in 2009 after a fateful phone call Balascio made to investigators with what she knew.

His eventual confession showed he had murdered at least five people, including his own son.

The case’s twists and turns will be the focus of Monday night’s People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery, and is featured on this week’s cover, on newsstands now.

On Friday, People Senior Editor Gillian Telling, who wrote the cover story, appeared on

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/serial-killer-edward-edwards-daughter-turned-him-in/