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 BlackDahliaSolution.org, 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 BlackDahliaSolution.org 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 BlackDahliaSolution.org. 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.