Letter to the editor – Leon Barlow

The Sentinel-Record 9-13-2004

A plea for help

Dear editor:

Twenty-eight years ago this month Linda Edwards was brutally murdered and her body dumped in the woods. To this day, no one has been held responsible for her death. No person has the right to take the life of another human being. The person or persons responsible for this crime should be brought to justice, if for no other reason than the relief of her family.

Her children were about 5 and 6 years of age when this tragedy occurred. They had to grow up without the love of a mother. They now have their own children who are having to grow up without the love of a grandmother. Linda will never have the joy of being a grandmother to them. I can only imagine how Linda’s children felt when their own children were old enough to ask who the lady in the pictures was.

Surely someone has information that would help bring whoever is responsible for this hideous crime to justice.

Please do the right thing and call the Arkansas State Police headquarters here in Hot Springs or Little Rock. Linda’s family would be forever grateful. Even though their mother can never be replaced, they could finally have some peace at the end of this terrible ordeal. They have waited far too long for answers.

Leon Barlow
Former Sheriff

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