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Serial killer’s daughter reveals how she turned him in to police

April Balascio, the daughter of admitted serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards, spoke to People about how she came to realize her father’s chilling past and what led her to report him to the police.

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I Turned in My Serial Killer Father: How April Balascio Discovered Her Dad Murdered at Least 5

One day in 1980, when April Balascio was 11 years old, her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, woke up the household and told his wife and kids to start packing. They were leaving Watertown, Wisconsin, where they’d lived for about a year — and they were leaving immediately.

The scenario wasn’t unfamiliar: The Edwards family was nomadic, roaming from town to town every six months to a year, at their father’s whim, and often without warning.

“He’d tell us the we had to move in secret because he was protecting us, because there were people who wanted to hurt him or us,” Balascio, now 48, tells PEOPLE.

It would be decades before Balascio, beginning with her own online investigation in March 2009, discovered it was her father who was actually running from the law — that the man who walked her down the aisle had also murdered at least five people.

Thanks in part to

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DeKalb minister-turned-actor stars in true crime TV role

DeKalb residents obsessed with true crime TV might recognize one of their own on the screen.

Actor Henry Louis Adams is a lifetime resident of DeKalb County who has appeared as an in a number of television shows and films, including “The Walking Dead” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns.”

But in recent years, he has found his niche thriving in the true crime genre — most recently starring in Investigation Discovery’s show “Murder Calls” in an episode titled “Hanging by a Thread.”

In the episode, Adams played Spencer Chase, a minister from Maryland who was accused of murdering his wife, Antoinette Chase.

Adams said the five days filming the episode in Knoxville, TN, where the show’s production company Jupiter Entertainment is based, were very emotional and a career highlight for him.

“It was a fun, but exhausting and sad experience […] to play Spencer, who went from a loving husband to cracking up,” he

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5 Things to Know About the ‘Sealed in Blood’ Case — Teenage Lovers Turned Murderers

In her 1996 confession, Diane Zamora said the murder of fellow high school student Adrianne Jones had been all about love. Zamora, by then a Naval Academy midshipman, told Grand Prairie, Texas, police that when her boyfriend David Graham admitted to having sex with Adrianne, she had flown into hysterics and screamed, “Kill her, kill her!”

The teen’s murder — and the surprising revelations that followed, ending with Graham and Zamora behind bars — will be featured in Monday night’s episode of People Magazine Investigates, on Investigation Discovery.

Here are five things to know about the case.

1. The Victim and Her Killers All Knew Each Other

Adrianne and Graham both went to high school in Mansfield, Texas, where they were both noted for their academics. And, like Zamora, a student in nearby Crowley, Texas, Adrianne

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