Black Dahlia: ‘It Was Him’ and Edward Wayne Edwards — No Way

It Was Him

Before you watch Episode 5 of “It Was Him,” (airing Monday at 9 p.m. on Paramount Net), which attempts to link Edward Wayne Edwards to the Black Dahlia case…

Keep in mind: Edward Wayne Edwards was born June 14, 1933.

Elizabeth Short was killed Jan. 15, 1947.

Which means Edward Wayne Edwards was 13 years, 7 months and 2 days old when he supposedly killed her. It also means he was 12 years, 6 months and 25 days old when he supposedly killed Suzanne Degnan in Chicago in 1946.


I haven’t seen the episode, so I have no idea what it attempts to show. I was interviewed for the program and spoke with retired Officer John Cameron and producer Wayne Wolfe. They seemed sincere.

The problem with Cameron’s theory (and it is a huge one) is that he did his research on the Internet and relied for information on the bizarre website, which is the work of a madman.  Cameron told me he developed the theory that Edwards was somehow responsible for the website and after that I just felt sorry for someone who got so wrapped up in such nonsense. I don’t monitor the Black Dahlia websites or read the Wikipedia entry, so I have no idea what the current state of “research” is. But I have to think that is one of the crazier Dahlia sites. At least I hope there’s nothing worse out there.

At one time, I used to hear from whoever was running He used the phony name “Jack Pico” and sent me crazy stuff from a mail drop in San Diego. He used to write to Mary Pacios as well, but used a different name. Yes, he was really weird.

I scanned a bunch of mailings for the episode and offered to let Cameron and Wolfe test the envelopes to see if there was any DNA match to Wolfe. But they declined.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Black Dahlia: ‘It Was Him’ and Edward Wayne Edwards — No Way

  1. Eve says:

    These crazy teenagers with their jazz and goofballs and murdering and dismembering!

    I don’t get Paramount Net (have nor even heard of it), so sadly I will have to miss out on this.


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