Joseph Edwards pulled over, the unmarked police car’s dash-light reflected in his mirror. Without warning, Edwards was yanked from his car, a group of officers closing in on him.
Days later, the whole town knew Edwards was missing. Allegedly, he’d kissed a white woman, but she wasn’t pressing charges. So, where was he?
The only clue was his car, which was left abandoned on the highway with a bloodstain inside.
The FBI gathered statements from Edward’s community, building a 620-page case file. The suspected officers were members of the Silver Dollar Group — a KKK organization.
The night Edwards disappeared, a witness saw him being chased by off-duty officers. Another witness identified the unmarked car that pulled Edwards over as a car registered to the police department.
But even with ALL this evidence, the case went cold. And, sadly, his body was never found.
Edwards went missing in 1964, but his family still hopes to bury him some day. If you have any information about the case please call LSU professor, Christopher Drew, at 225-578-3984, who is helping conduct the search.
Like Edwards’ family, we must keep hope alive while exposing the evils of white supremacy.