The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting a comprehensive reinvestigation of the unsolved 1974 murder of a Los Angeles Police Officer.
Officer Michael Lee Edwards was last seen alive at the Los Angeles Police Academy on May 10, 1974 at approximately 10:30 pm. Officer Edwards was off-duty and drove from the Academy in his own vehicle. On May 11, 1974 at 9:00 am, the body of Officer Edwards was discovered in a fire damaged one story vacant triplex in the 100 block of West 89th Street, Los Angeles. The officer had been handcuffed and shot to death. The officer's vehicle was recovered in the 1000 block of West 186th Street, Los Angeles, on May 11, 1974 at 11:30 pm. This area was near the former Ascot Raceway.
Robbery-Homicide Division, Los Angeles Police Department, Edwards Task Force, Lieutenant Farrell, or Detectives Kilcoyne, Coulter, and Sanchez at 213-485-2129 between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or Detective Headquarters Division at 213-485-3261 during non-business hours.