DPS seeking information on 1995 cold case homicide

Posted at 12:45 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 13:45:08-04

BEAUMONT, TX — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 1995 cold case homicide of Mary Catherine Edwards.

An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for her death if the tip is received before the next featured Texas Rangers cold case is announced.

A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases on the Texas Rangers Unsolved Homicides website.

Edwards, 31, was a well-loved teacher who lived alone in Beaumont. She was last seen on the evening of Friday, Jan. 13, 1995. The following day, she didn’t respond to phone calls, so her parents went to her house on Park Meadow Street to check on her. When they arrived, they found Edwards drowned in her bathroom. She had been sexually assaulted and killed.

Texas Rangers and Beaumont detectives have worked diligently on this case; however, all leads have been exhausted, and the case remains unsolved. The Rangers are asking for the public’s help to solve the case.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous.

Individuals can also submit information through the Texas Rangers cold case website or by phone at 1-800-346-3242 (Missing Persons Hotline).