Find Missing Iva Lorene Edwards!

Find Missing Iva Lorene Edwards!
Find Missing Iva Lorene Edwards!

Find Missing Iva Lorene Edwards!
She was leaving her place of employment.
She was leaving with her husband.
They walked across the street.
Iva was never seen or heard from again.
That was almost 44 years ago.
Where is Iva Lorene Edwards?

Find Missing Iva Lorene Edwards!

Find Missing Iva Lorene Edwards! Iva Lorene Edwards has been missing since October 26, 1974. She is missing from Hialeah, Florida. Iva Lorene Edwards is classified as an endangered missing person. her year of birth is unknown. At the time of her disappearance. Iva was 42 years old. Her current age is approximately 86 years old. Iva Lorene Edwards is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’3″ tall and 125 pounds. Her hair is brown and her eyes are green.

Iva wears dentures. She has a long scar across the top of her head, hidden by her hair. She has a growth on her back.
When she was last seen, Iva was wearing a white Ranch House uniform.

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Iva Lorene Edwards was last seen leaving her job. She worked at the Ranch House restaurant on west 49th Street in Hialeah, Florida. This event occurred at 1:30 A.M. on October 26, 1974. She left with her estranged husband, James “T-Bone” Edwards, and they walked across the street towards Big Daddy’s Lounge. She has never been heard from again.

Iva Lorene Edwards and her husband married in 1949. They had twin boys and three daughters. James was dishonorably discharged before the marriage and was arrested a dozen times. This was mostly for minor crimes. He did serve fourteen months in prison for grand larceny.

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According to Iva’s Children

According to her daughters, James had a violent temper and also sexually abused them. They told Iva about it on several occasions, but she didn’t intervene. All of the couple’s children had serious problems as adults, and one of their sons committed suicide while in his twenties.

Iva finally left James in 1974. She moved in with her eighteen-year-old daughter and infant grandson in an apartment in the 600 block of west 68th Street in Miami, Florida. She took a late-shift job at the Ranch House to support herself.

The evening of October 25 was two days before their 25th wedding anniversary. At that time, James came to the Ranch House and waited several hours in the parking lot. He did this until Iva got off of work. She never returned to her daughter’s apartment.

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When questioned, James said he’d had a drink with Iva and dropped her off at the apartment at 2:45 A.M. He noticed about five “hippie type” Puerto Rican men in the parking lot as he did so. He had then driven home to Fort Myers, Florida, arriving at 5:45.

Iva’s children don’t believe she left of her own accord. For she left all her clothes behind. After her daughters told the police about James’s history, investigators began treating the case as a possible homicide. Although James failed a polygraph test, authorities couldn’t find any evidence against him.

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Latest Developments

The case was reopened in 1989. The police questioned James. He denied having harmed his wife. James’s brother, however, stated James had bragged about killing Iva about a year after her disappearance. And James’s daughter and son-in-law both said he’d threatened to kill them as he had Iva. Investigators still couldn’t find sufficient evidence to charge James in Iva’s disappearance, however.

Foul play is suspected in Iva Lorene Edwards’ disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Iva Lorene Edwards!

Iva Lorene Edwards has been missing for almost 44 years. There is one person who is believed to be responsible for her disappearance. Even after over four decades, police and Iva’s family have nothing but suspicions and circumstantial evidence. There still apparently is no hard evidence to give those who love and miss Iva any answers.
Sadly, Iva’s husband also sexually aasaulted their children. Tragically, one of their sons committed suicide. They, of all those involved, need answers as to what happened to their missing mom. Iva’s family has never stopped looking for her. This is a truly tragic story on many levels.

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Iva Lorene Edwards? Do you have any information about her husband’s whereabouts and actions around her October 26, 1974 disappearance? Do you have any information concerning any information concerning any other person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance? You may contact the Hialeah Police Department at: (305) 687-2525. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

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