Linda Edwards

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Note: Original Post Date 06-2018

This site is dedicated to my mom, Linda Edwards. Her nickname is Catfish.

Note: Original Post Date 07-2007

Linda Edwards
Born October 16, 1946        Murdered August 22, 1976

She was murdered in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. Since her skeletal remains were found scattered on Jack Mountain (Files Ranch Road) just across the county line, the case is actually being handled in Malvern, Arkansas, by Hot Spring County officials.

There were several public servants who pled the fifth and retained their jobs. The accused allegedly said, “If I go down, you all go down!” In a police interview Thurman said “They (Arkansas State Police) could find out the hard way what happened to Linda Edwards.” No one was ever convicted for this murder. This case is still open. This is actually a double homicide although the laws at that point in time did not count her unborn child — only a single victim instead of two victims. She was approximately five months pregnant with Thurman Abernathy’s child.

That is not hearsay. I was in the car with my Mother in front of Piggly Wiggly’s (facing south) when she and Thurman (in his patrol car facing north) were arguing about an abortion. In fact, I’m the one who interrupted the argument between them that day. I heard Mom scream at Thurman that this baby has as much right to live as any other child. I asked my Mom if she was going to have a baby. Thurman then shined the police car’s spotlight in my face trying to distract me from what was happening. Maybe I should have just let them finish the argument then. Maybe she would still be alive.

Within the past six months a letter from my Mother to Kathy Owens (Lefevere) was sent to me. You may read the hand written letter or the typed version here.

This letter seems to substantiate a lot of the “hearsay” and lies that the accused told. However, the Supreme Court decision never makes mention of this letter. Interesting.

Extremely Grateful

Note: Original Post Date 07-2007

Thank you Uncle Tony, former Garland County Sheriff Leon Barlow, ASP’s Captain Mike Fletcher and many others for all of your hard work and the sacrifices that you have made.


Mara Leveritt Weighs In

Note: Original Post Date 07-2007

Arkansas Times Cover
Arkansas Times Cover

Thank you to Mara Leveritt. The article is now in the Arkansas Times. Mara has written a couple of books on some other Arkansas murder cases that are noted on her site. In fact, a couple of the characters in the book “The Boys on the Track” is/was involved in my mom’s murder case. (Richard Garrett and Dan Harmon respectively).  Read Here


Desk Prompts Memories

Note: Original Post Date 07-2007

Mom's desk
Mom’s desk

This desk was between Hot Springs Police Officer Charlie Evans and me the day he came over to our house on Clairmont. The same day my mother told him she was pregnant with Thurman’s baby. This is important to me because, he has made two different statements and then pled the fifth. One statement was he was only at our house a couple of times for supper and the other statement he made was he had NEVER been to our house.

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