Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details
Mary Catherine Edwards
REFERENCE NUMBER: 268 - Solved
RELATED YEAR: 1995
SUSPECTS: Clayton Foreman
Mary Catherine Edwards was a vibrant and loved, schoolteacher in Beaumont, Texas. On January 14, 1995, she would not respond to phone calls. Her parents went to her house on Park Meadow Street in Beaumont. At her home, they discovered her body in a bathroom. Mary Catherine had been sexually assaulted and murdered. She was 31 years old at the time of her death. Beaumont police detectives and Texas Rangers conducted an exhaustive investigation, but the case remains unsolved.
Clayton Bernard Foreman, 61 years of age, was arrested for the murder of Mary Catherine Edwards. On April 29, 2021, after an investigation of 26 years, by the Texas Rangers and Beaumont Police Department, Edwards was taken into custody in Franklin County, Ohio. He has since been extradited to Jefferson County, Texas, where he awaits trial. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department also assisted in this case.
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- Submit a Tip Online thru the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website
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