On January 14, 1995 schoolteacher Mary Catherine Edwards didn’t reply her cellphone. When her dad and mom lastly went to her dwelling to see why she wasn’t answering, they found Mary’s physique in her rest room. The 31-year-old Beaumont, Texas resident had been sexually assaulted and murdered. She had been drowned in her bathtub with her hands in handcuffs behind her back. There was no signal of pressured entry, so investigators all the time felt the crime was perpetrated by somebody Mary would have willingly let into her dwelling.
For 26 years her homicide remained unsolved.
Till the DNA proof from Mary Edwards’ sexual assault was matched to a suspect utilizing a family tree web site.
In Could 2021, a 61-year-old Ohio man named Clayton Bernard Foreman was arrested and charged with Mary Edwards’ rape and homicide. Mary Edwards was a highschool classmate of Clayton Foreman. She was mates with the girl he married and was a bridesmaid at his (first) marriage ceremony.
Only one month after investigators began engaged on discovering a match for the DNA from the sexual assault on family tree web sites, they had been capable of hint distant kinfolk of the DNA to Foreman. They received Foreman’s DNA by collecting his trash and going by it. I hope this implies each different one who has dedicated a brutal crime and gotten away with it’s shitting their pants proper now. Over 30 people who were distant relatives of Foreman volunteered DNA samples to assist police catch him.
Foreman has a earlier rape cost from 1981 when he raped one other one in all his highschool classmates. In that case, police say:
He got here throughout a stranded girl at a gasoline station. It was raining and her automobile was caught. He provided the sufferer a trip dwelling. The PC signifies in an effort to make her really feel secure with him, he lied and instructed her he was a police officer prepared to offer her a trip dwelling. As soon as within the automobile, they drove away. He stopped the automobile, certain her fingers behind her again with a belt, and held a knife to her throat after which sexually assaulted her.
He pled responsible to that rape and was sentenced to probation.
As of 2018, Foreman was energetic with organizing reunions for his highschool classmates and he attended a reunion that 12 months.
His classmates say, “he was a considerate particular person and nobody would have anticipated that he’d be charged with Edwards’ homicide.”
Foreman is in custody however police consider he has extra victims on the market.